JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 25 (Bernama) -- The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) preparatory workshop at SMK Infant Jesus Convent here, recently, was found not to have ignored or discriminated against the religion and ethnicity of the students, says Johor Education, Information and Communications Committee chairman Norlizah Noh.
She said her office had called several individuals including the state Education director, the school’s principal and teachers as well as its Parents and Teachers Association to listen to the explanations over allegations that the programme only involved Muslim students.
"Through the explanation given by the school and in line with the statement issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the programme run by the school did not ignore nor discriminate against the religion and race of the students.
"Therefore, I call on all parties not to express their own opinions on social media because this can create a disharmonious atmosphere, especially in the state of Johor," she said in a Facebook post today.
She also urged members of the public and parents to channel any complaints involving schools and students to the authorities through proper channels or platforms provided by the MOE.
Yesterday, the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar was quoted as saying that any issue that could threaten the harmony and unity of Johoreans must be dealt with efficiently by the authorities.
Recently, allegations spread on Twitter that there had been discrimination in a workshop organised by SMK Infant Jesus Convent held at Hotel Suasana here.
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