MALAYSIA: Non-Muslim students forced to eat their lunches in bathroom during Ramadan

Hey Hillary, is this still your favorite “moderate” Muslim country that “goes out of its way to avoid religious rifts?” Or is forcing children to eat lunch alongside stinky toilets your idea of “moderate?”

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News Malaysia (h/t MZ)  Concerned mother Guneswari Kelly posted a photograph of primary students having their recess in the school’s bathroom yesterday. The photo was taken at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Pristana in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. Shortly after the mother posted it on Facebook, the post went viral and netizens are clearly unhappy about such actions being carried out by the school during this month of Ramadhan.

According to Guneswari, students were restricted from going to the canteen as she claims that the school wouldn’t want the area to be dirty. The non-Muslim students were redirected to the bathroom during their break time. Not only that, but throughout the duration of the fasting month, no food will be served in the canteen.

As a mother, Guneswari is deeply concerned not only for her child but also the other children as the bathroom is located right next to the toilet area with a strong stench. She added that when they questioned the school authorities, the children were sent to other bathrooms or stores of the school compound. Despite raising her concerns to the school, no actions have been taken seriously.

Selangor acting police chief, Datuk A. Thaiveegan says that individuals who spread photos of the pupils eating in the school toilet can be investigated under the Sedition Act 1948. “People will not hesitate to take action agains those who disseminate seditious information about the school on the social networking sites,” he said. Thaiveegan believes such action could potentially create provocative and racial issues. [Source]

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THIS JUST IN for all you Muslim apologists who said this never happened or if it did, has nothing to do with Islam, teacher at Malaysian school tells non-Muslim students to drink their own urine in the bathroom.

The Star  SUNGAI PETANI: A teacher at a high-performance cluster school here who is in charge of student affairs, apparently said that non-Muslim pupils could only drink in the toilet and not in the classroom during the fasting month. However, he reportedly went further and said that those without water could drink from the pipe and if not, consume their own urine.

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The teacher, believed to be in his 50s, allegedly made the remarks during an assembly on Sunday. A complaint letter detailing the incident has since gone viral over social media.

The remarks have not gone down well with many parents who went to the school to demand an explanation from the school Monday morning. At least 30 parents have lodged reports with the police and Kedah Education Department over the matter.

Businessman Jaya Sharma Gopal KR, 37, said he could not accept teachers making insensitive remarks.He initially doubted the authenticity of the letter, but believed it when two other schoolteachers corroborated the incident. “How could he ask students to drink their own urine? Is this appropriate?” he asked when met outside the school Monday.

In a Facebook post, Deputy Education Minister II P. Kamalanathan said he had directed the Kedah Education Department to launch an investigation.

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