Teachers wishing to be involved in politics or general election campaigning are advised not to abuse the privilege by doing so within school compounds or during classes.Will Ministry of Education grant permission to teachers who choose to support the opposition parties? If not, the whole Education Ministry approval process is just another way of saying that government has only allowed teachers to support Barisan Nasional and not others in the upcoming Malaysia 13th general election.
Education Deputy Minister Dr Puad Zarkashi said they must also obtain permission from the Ministry.
"The government has allowed it but they must obtain permission from the Ministry, as announced by the Prime Minister.
"We will not allow any political activities in schools and they cannot teach students to hate the government," he told reporters after presenting the Rembau Department of Education Excellence Awards, here Thursday.