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Period spot checks: So many complaints, so little response

More than a month has passed since Malaysiakini first wrote on April 22 about the practice of period spot checks being used as a form of harassment and intimidation of girls in Malaysian schools.

The story was prompted by social media sharing of the phenomenon and once the first article was published, more and more survivors had come forward to share their stories.

Zakiah (not her real name), a former student of the Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Tun Abdul Razak boarding school in Pekan, Pahang, is one former victim who was hoping for some firm action, after she was swiftly contacted by a Mara officer when she lodged a complaint on its website...

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