The tactless internal investigation resulted in the perpetrator getting hold of the investigation report, exposing the victims and the informer, and MOE setting up a discussion session with the victims and perpetrators in the same room! The perpetrator got away with a slap on the wrist because the underage victims were intimidated …
I am a retired Education Ministry officer. Throughout my time in the ministry, I have witnessed corruption which occurred in the operations that leads all the way to the top. Everyone that works there knew it. … Usually, the integrity unit reports will be taken up to the secretary-general, then to the minister's office. At the minister's office, it will just pile up and be used as manuals for manoeuvring. According to the integrity officers, these reports are often abused to identify who are willing and who that won't sign off documents for their dirty work.
The 18-year-old girl who is suing her English teacher said she and her classmates were instructed to sign a testimonial paper taking the blame for their teacher’s absence from class for a period of seven months. In an email reply to The Malaysian Insight’s questions on her case, Siti Nafirah Siman said Suid Hanapi, the principal of SMK Taun Gusi, Kota Belud, was the one who told the students to sign the document.
He said most of the investigations involved various offences including submitting false claims, falsifying documents and breach of trust. “Most of their modus operandi is the same, namely by falsifying certain documents,” he [Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Commissioner (Prevention) Awang Samsul Baharam Bungso] told reporters … “Abetting with the school authorities is also an offence,” he added.
Nafirah claimed in her suit that Jainal had failed to turn up to teach English from February 2015 until October 2015 except for one week when the Education Ministry and state Education Department officials visited the school. … Further to that, she claimed headmaster Suid tried to cover-up the absenteeism by asking the teacher to "fabricate" his attendance to show that he was only absent for two months.
After almost 50 days of extensive search and rescue by the authorities, the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) and the villagers, only two [of seven] children were found alive, in terribly emaciated condition, on the verge of death. … The principal of SK Pos Tohoi, on the other hand, thinks that nobody is responsible for this incident … "Will you send your own children to this school?" asked the reporter, to which the education ministry representative responded to by laughing.
“There are many instances of corruption. In fact, there are cases of teachers asking for ‘anu’ (sex) from students if they would like to pass their examinations,“ [MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull] said … [he] said many of these cases were not tried in court as the students were not willing to come forward and testify. … Maszlee said it was hard for the ministry to act if victims refuse to come forward, adding that the ministry aims to make schools the safest place for both students and teachers.
Bekas Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM), Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad kelihatan teragak-agak ketika menjawab persoalan bertubi-tubi yang dikemukakan oleh peguam bela Rosmah, Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kadir. Apabila perkara itu diketahui oleh KPM, … Alias mengakui sehingga bersara, beliau tidak pernah membuat laporan polis walaupun sedia maklum dengan apa yang telah berlaku berhubung pindaan kontrak tersebut.
Kes rasuah atau salah guna kuasa membabitkan sektor pendidikan di Sabah adalah serius, kata Timbalan Pengarah (Pencegahan) Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) Sabah, Awang Samsul Baharam Bungso. Beliau berkata mengikut siasatan pihaknya, kebanyakan yang disiasat adalah melibatkan pelbagai kesalahan termasuk mengemukakan tuntutan palsu, memalsukan dokumen dan pecah amanah. … “Ini juga menjadi satu kesalahan kerana bersubahat dengan pihak atasan sekolah,” katanya lagi.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has set three years from now [2017 -> 2020] to eliminate corruption in the civil service, especially among enforcement agencies. Its Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the three-year target was set in tandem with Malaysia becoming a developed country by 2020.
“Tan Sri (Abu Kassim) had hinted of the consequences of indicting a sitting prime minister, and I told him it would not be a problem, as we are doing it for the nation,” he said. Shukri completed two investigation papers on the RM2.6 billion and on SRC International. He said more than 100 witnesses had their statements recorded in the course of the investigation. … Shukri said he was threatened with the sack, forced into early retirement and even received a live bullet. He said he and his fellow investigators were under immense pressure, including having their witnesses spirited away.