Published on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Kota Baru: A teacher under arrest for allegedly insulting the 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 yesterday, said Kelantan Director of Education Hussain Awang.
"Following an investigation, we decided to suspend the teacher pending the police investigation," he said.
The teacher had allegedly insulted the security forces' personnel by referring to them as dogs and claiming that they had died in vain, in his Facebook account.
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 against issuing negative statements or comments on the intrusion, saying it could undermine the security forces' operation against the enemy.
Meanwhile, the police obtained a court order to remand the teacher for three more days. The teacher was arrested in Pasir Puteh last Thursday.