Tuesday March 19, 2013
Lahad Datu: Teacher who allegedly insulted security forces suspended
KOTA BARU: A teacher, who was arrested for allegedly insulting the security forces over the Sulu gunmen intrusion in Sabah, has been suspended pending the police investigation.
Kelantan Director of Education Hussain Awang confirmed the suspension of the 37-year-old the primary school teacher in the Pasir Puteh district.
"Following an investigation, we decided to suspend the teacher pending the police investigation," he told reporters on Monday.
The police on Monday obtained a court order to remand the teacher for three more days. The teacher was arrested in Pasir Puteh last Thursday.
The teacher had allegedly insulted the security forces' personnel in his Facebook account by referring to them as dogs and claiming that they had died in vain.
Eight policemen and a soldier were killed in clashes with the gunmen in Lahad Datu and Semporna since March 5.
One soldier died in a road accident. Sixty-two of the terrorists have been killed by the security forces so far.
Hussain reminded teachers against issuing negative statements or comments on the intrusion, saying it could undermine the security forces' operation against the enemy. Bernama