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Period spot checks: Minister's silence 'may allow harassment to persist'

Bandar Utama assemblyperson Jamaliah Jamaluddin has warned that Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin’s silence on the reported period spot checks at schools might allow the sexual harassment of children to persist.

The DAP lawmaker said since the matter has not been addressed months after it surfaced, it appears the Education Ministry lacks the willpower to act on the serious allegations involving children.

“(There is) no further news of immediate action, although it should have been initiated immediately because it is a crucial step forward to protect our children.

“It is not a sensitive matter to be handled, there's nothing controversial about protecting our children with a safer environment so it only leaves us with the reason that there isn't any willpower and it's not taken seriously by the ministry," she told Malaysiakini.

Jamaliah said because of this attitude, students might face harassment from period spot checks in future (especially when school starts).

“So, we really are demanding an answer...

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