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[Watch] Palestine Solidarity Week Gone Wrong, Netizens Criticise Schools For Roleplaying With Toy Guns

[Watch] Palestine Solidarity Week Gone Wrong, Netizens Criticise Schools For Roleplaying With Toy Guns

The programme will still be implemented but it will be monitored by Putrajaya, says the prime minister.

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The Ministry of Education (MoE) recently announced introducing a Palestine Solidarity Week in schools and education institutions from 29 October to 3 November.

However, two schools, one believed to be in Klang, Selangor while the other is believed to be somewhere in Pahang, are now on the receiving end of criticism when a clip and photos of their Palestine Solidarity Week were shared online.

The schools had apparently incorporated roleplaying into their programme, which saw adults and children, dressed like they were going to war, complete with fake machine guns.

In a video shared by @KlutzyKucing on Twitter, adults and children were seen marching in with.headbands and flags, led by a man carrying a toy gun.

Lawyer and activist Siti Kasim shared several photos believed to have been taken from the Whatsapp status of one “Cikgu Nisa” showing school kids with their faces covered, also holding toy guns.

It appears that the teacher is part of the Integrated Special Education Program (PPKI).

Many felt this approach was disturbing and is promoting extremism to kids.

Global Human Rights Federation President S. Shashi Kumar asked the MoE to put a stop to the program.

“This is horrifying, unimaginable, and shocking. This is what all of us were worried about, just like the concerns raised by the NGOs from Sabah and Sarawak,” he said, as reported by The Vibes.

Solidarity For Palestine Week To Proceed

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when asked about the viral clip and photos today said the Solidarity For Palestine Week will proceed but monitored closely by Putrajaya.

According to Anwar, the Cabinet previously discussed the matter during a meeting and would take necessary action to prevent things from getting out of hand.

“We will not force any schools to participate but we must control what’s happening,” he said as reported by Malay Mail.

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