Below is the news from The Star. As a mother with school going children, I want to tell them that they are sending the wrong messages to our children. I am ashamed that teachers, a profession that I highly regard because my father was teacher, have these sort of mentality.

Teachers are teachers. They are the special group of people who are entrusted to teach our children. They teach without regard who is our State Government. It is a profession, not a political party. Do you get that in your head, Lim Ming Tzong @ Adam Alim Abdullah?

Our State Government, regardless of their political parties is to be respected because the citizens of Penang (or any other states) have unanimously voted them in. They are the one in power in the State of Penang. They make the decisions. They allocated the budgets for the schools. They take care of the wellbeing of ALL citizens in Penang. They don’t sideline those voters who voted for Barisan Nasional or not. So, how can you tell your teachers to boycott the State Government?

By giving out such orders, it shows what kind of morons are running the Ministry of Education, NUTP and other Barisan Nasional related organisation. You cannot send out these sort of messages to our children because they may think that it is fine to pick and choose whom they want to respect. They are free to diss and piss people as they wish. Do you get it, Lim Ming Tzong @ Adam Alim Abdullah?

Nation
Wednesday March 26, 2008
MYT 3:27:55 PM

Not compulsory for teachers to attend state functions

By DERRICK VINESH

PENANG: No action will be taken against teachers who do not attend official functions organised by the new state government.

National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) Penang branch Lim Ming Tzong @ Adam Alim Abdullah said teachers in Penang no longer needed to give explanation letters for failing to attend such functions.

He said the teachers were granted the “flexibility” since the state was no longer under the Barisan Nasional rule.

“A senior state Education Department official recently told school heads at a briefing that attendance was immaterial.

“But, those who plan to attend such functions are required to first inform their school heads about it,” he said Wednesday.

Previously, he said, disciplinary action would be taken against teachers who failed to provide reasonable excuses for not attending state-organised functions.

Lim advised teachers to use their discretion on whether to attend such functions, adding that those who did not would not be penalised.

By the way, I bet the Barisan Nasional parties are mighty sore that inspite of their fierce campaigning and even go as far as going to schools to woo the votes from the teachers, (well, that’s what my son told me, political parties in blue went to his classroom), they are still loser. It means – even the teachers are pissed with Barisan Nasional. Eat that, BN. You lose. And you are a sore loser.

And I am pissed because sore losers are now taking it out on our children. They are using our children as pwns. How am I going to explain to my kids about authority and power? That is is fine to diss and piss anyone they like? That their teachers now do not have to follow authority? That they can rot for the next four years? That it is alright to show insubordination? Argggh….I am so terribly pissed, my Hokkien cuss words are going to spew. I better stop here and send my views to Jeff Ooi. LOL.

Guess what a 15 year old student said about this? He said, “In other words, all the while the teachers were forced to attend whatever function like kids lah, right? Don’t go kena disciplinary action. So, now the teachers can suka-suka ponteng already. What a joke. Siao!”

Stupid or what?

Related : Anil Netto’s blog

RUMUSAN CERITA from my son. He simplified the whole story because he said my post is too long :

NUTP controled by BN, BN dislike DAP winning penang, BN instruct NUTP to isolate penang school from penang government, school cannot request for fund raisers, renovation, events, donations. STUDENT/children suffer the side effect of BN being a sore loser. They take everyone down with them. Even the innocent