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Teacher who accused a 14-year old girl of stealing an iPhone has been transferred to the District Education Office. (File pix)
Teacher who accused a 14-year old girl of stealing an iPhone has been transferred to the District Education Office. (File pix)

KUALA LUMPUR: Teacher who accused a 14-year old girl of stealing an iPhone has been transferred to the District Education Office.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the teacher will be placed there until investigations into the case is completed by authorities and State Education Department.

In a posting at his Facebook page , the minister expressed sadness, sympathy and condolences to the parents and families of the the late M.Vasanthapriya.

He said this on behalf of the ministry over the death of the SMK Methodist Form Two Two student in Nibong Tebal, who commited suicide after being accused of stealing her teacher’s iPhone last week, died at 3.30am on Thursday.

The teen had been hospitalised for just over a week but died without regaining consciousness.

Mahdzir said the ministry also agreed with suggestions that improvements and adaptations can be made to enhance psychological knowledge among teachers.

He said this can be done from time to time seeing that this scope was already being taught at the Teacher’s Training Institutes and universities nationwide.

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