The Port Dickson Magistrates Court today, presided by Magistrate Madam Magheswary delivered judgement on the famous ‘shoe throwing case’.
The teacher is held fully liable and responsible for the act and courts have awarded a total of RM11,500 for injuries and sufferings.
July last year, a male teacher, threw a shoe at a female pupil in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The teacher threw the shoe after losing his temper as the girl was playing with two other classmates. The eight-year-old pupil needed three stitches on her right forehead.
MIC’s National Deputy Youth Leader, Thinalan T Rajagopalu, who is also a lawyer, took up the case ‘pro bono’ and vowed to deliver justice for the student.
When contacted by MyTimes today, Thinalan said that he is glad that courts have delivered such judgement. ‘ I hope this case sets a precedent and stays a lesson to all teachers to be more rational and not react to emotions’, said Thinalan.
On an immediate action to the incident, Deputy Minister of Education then, YB Kamalanthan got the teacher transferred to another school with immediate effect last year.
MIC Youth has been doing a fabulous job on upholding rights of the community as well as to uplift the state of economy and welfare state of the Indians in Malaysia. A lot of focus has been given in improving English speaking,reading and writing skills amongst Tamil School students via the youth wing’s English is Easy campaign. The MIC Youth wing, under the leadership of Youth Leader Sivarraajh Chandran and Deputy Youth Leader, Thinalan T Rajagopalu has taken flight to the next level in serving the community.