Wednesday January 2, 2013
Teacher files lawsuit over transfer
ALOR SETAR: A teacher is suing the Langkawi District Education officer and four others over his transfer to another school that he says caused him to suffer from depression last year.
Alias Saleh, 47, filed the suit through his lawyer, Mohd Fadli Shuib, at the High Court here yesterday.
Four other defendants named are Kedah Education director, Education director-general, the Education Ministry and the Government.
In his statement of claim, Alias said the order for his transfer from SK Langkawi to SK Relau (in Bandar Baharu), from Oct 1, 2012, was unlawful.
He said that because of the transfer, he had depression as he had to be away from his wife and children who remained in Langkawi. His wife ran a business there.
Alias, who is a Living Skills teacher, is seeking a court order to declare that his transfer was unlawful.
He also wants an order for the defendants to re-evaluate his Annual Performance Evaluation Report for the years 2005 to 2007. — Bernama