A team from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) made a spot check on a school in Pulau Banggi, an island north of Kudat, and guess what they found out.
Only one teacher was in the school which had 60 pupils. The headmaster and another teacher were said to be in Kudat attending meeting. One of the four classrooms were empty, and some pupils were playing outside. There were pupils in two classroom but no sign of their teachers.
And Suhakam found out that the rest of the teachers had gone fishing!!!
This was among the complaints received by Suhakam Sabah Office in the Commission's Annual Report 2007 released by the commission's vice chairman Tan Sri Simon Sipaun.
Sound like `an old and evergreen story' of teachers posted to islands and remote areas in Sabah.