Chinese school teachers will be
HERDED bussed into Johore Baru. Moohidin will not allow any mooing about this directive as attendance will be compulsory, HERE.
Are Chinese school teachers so easily COWED? In my time when the Ministry of Education refused to do a salary revision we teachers went on a national country-wide strike. It was worth it even if the late Fan Yew Teng and I spent some three hours in the Campbell Road police lockup until our NUT (National Union of Teachers) legal team got us out. A directive came out from the Selangor Education Department complete with diagram on how students should keep their hair. Thru a letter to Malay Mail I countered the directive by sending a picture of a monkey (back profile) where I pointed out that the even the hairline of a monkey was below the ears and not as depicted by the Department. I was summoned to the Pengarah (a chinaman those days) and reprimanded. From then I kept my hair long. Months later I was called in by my principal, the late much loved and most affable giant of a Welshman Bro Bernard and told to keep my hair short. I went and got the result sheets of the Form Three classes. (I always chose the last class.) I asked him to look at the grades of the top five students in the form 3 classes. “Bro, did you notice that the top three in my class did better than the second and third in the other classes.?” He agreed. So I asked him what has my hair got to do with the performance of my students. We went to the canteen for a drink and I told him that I will TRIM my hair. My girlie barber did a fine job!Even to my last day as a teacher and discipline teacher I allowed my students and my sportsmen that liberty.
My football and athletics team (pic) were Petaling District champions despite their locks! Why fuss about hair when they performed beyond expectations? However for those who went overboard I gave free haircuts and was henceforth called Lee Bernard…..then a famous tonsorial artist.
How will the Chinese school teachers respond to this mandatory attendance at the Foong Yew School on 16 April? For sure they will be given goodie bags …..probably with the same contents that the 1 Star Generals and the former Special Branch Officers received. Don’t be surprised each bag will contain a NOSE RING too for good measure.