Published: Monday March 18, 2013 MYT 6:21:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 18, 2013 MYT 6:28:00 PM
Lahad Datu: Teacher who allegedly insulted security forces suspended
KOTA BARU: A teacher arrested for allegedly insulting security forces over the Sulu terrorist intrusion in Sabah has been suspended pending the police investigation.
The suspension of the 37-year-old the primary school teacher in the Pasir Puteh district took effect Sunday, said state Education director Hussain Awang.
"Following an investigation, we decided to suspend the teacher pending the police probe," he told reporters at the announcement of the 2012 Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) examination results here Monday.
The teacher, in his Facebook posting, had allegedly insulted the security forces' personnel by referring to them as dogs and claiming that they had died in vain.
Eight policemen and a soldier were killed by the Sulu terrorists in villages in Lahad Datu and Semporna, which prompted the government to launch an offensive on March 5 to flush out the enemy. One soldier died in a road accident.
Sixty-two of the terrorists have been killed by the security forces so far.
Hussain reminded teachers not to issue negative statements or comments on the intrusion, saying it could undermine the security forces' operation against the enemy.
Meanwhile, the police Monday obtained a court order to remand the teacher for three more days. The teacher was arrested in Pasir Puteh last Thursday. - Bernama
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