Malaysians condemns more than 100 anti-vax teachers in Terengganu

by | Sep 14, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Terengganu’s Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Ahmad Samsuri Mohktar, has revealed that more than 100 teachers in Terengganu are reluctant to take the vaccine to the displeasure of Malaysians.

Ahmad Samsuri was confused as well as he does not know why they would not want to receive the vaccine, speaking to reporters.

He said, “My only request is for them to reconsider their decision for the benefit of all parties, including their families and their students.”

Alternatively, the Menteri Besar suggest that teacher may require to undergo frequent Covid-19 testing when school reopens.

“That may be one way. If they are willing to do the test once every two weeks, that’s up to them,” he added.

Malaysians have since condemned the reluctance of Malaysian teachers.

Pravin Balakrishnan stated on Twitter that teachers in Malaysia refusing the approved Covid-19 vaccines should not be providing any excuse besides medical reasons.

Speaking as a teacher himself, they either should be dismissed or expelled and not reassigned.

Chin Yew Joe was also critical of the decisions made by the irresponsible teachers. He said that why would an educator take a risk and enter school premises without being vaccinated.

Not only would this pose a threat to the children but puts a risk to the school being shut down. That would just undo the initiatives that the government is trying in reopening schools.

“Think of the kids it’s all I ask. They have already been through so much, they don’t need any more trouble,” he added.

In Johor on August 23, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar had released a statement to teachers who did not want to be vaccinated. He called them out for not leading by example and highlighted the importance of the vaccine.

His son, Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, had even met with the 800 teachers to push them for the vaccine.