The teacher allegedly handed out RM100 instead of RM150 to several parents.
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A teacher had been accused of stealing money from the Bantuan Awal Persekolahan (BAP) monetary aid.
The teacher was accused of handing over RM100 to several parents instead of RM150, as announced by the government.
According to mStar, the matter was raised by a parent known as Shuhada, who shared it on Tiktok.
Based on the video recording on TikTok, she claimed that the teacher was dishonest and only handed over RM100 to her.
The incident allegedly happened when she came to collect the BAP money at her son’s school.
My first son is in fifth grade, he got RM150. Then I went to my youngest child’s class and the male teacher gave me RM100.Shuhada on how she discovered that something was amiss.
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Shuhada was surprised and immediately asked the teacher involved if he had made a mistake.
She claimed the teacher replied that it was RM100 and there was no mistake.
Shuhada then went to the class of another of her children in year six and asked the other teacher on duty about the actual amount for BAP.
Her complaint shocked the female teacher, who later met with the male teacher.
She said the male teacher took the money from a file and handed RM50 to the female teacher, who passed it to Shuhada.
Shuhada shared the incident in her son’s class WhatsApp group, which consisted of other students’ parents.
It brought more unpleasant surprises when some said they experienced the same thing.
In the meantime, the public was surprised by Shuhada’s sharing and urged the Ministry of Education (KPM) to investigate the matter immediately.
At the same time, netizens also shared sad stories about BAP.
Many stories concern irresponsible parents who never take care of their children but show up to take the money.
The teachers were sometimes blamed for handing the money to such parents.
Some suggested that the money be banked directly into the student’s account instead of being passed in cash.
They added that most teachers would not know if the family had parenting problems.
Sepatutnya bantuan ni bank in ja ke akaun anak. Pastu senang nanti rakyat macam kau boleh salahkan kerajaan ja kalau jadi isu macam ni. Borang audit BAP dh berhelai, ingat ada masa nak ambik tau kisah rumah tangga?!! Orang macam hang ingat cikgu kerja goyang teloq ja kot. https://t.co/bH2SAVSkWn— |shud| (@shda_nur) January 19, 2023
BAP was first introduced in 2012 to ease the burden of children’s schooling expenses borne by parents or guardians, especially at the beginning of the year.
The aid is given to all students regardless of the parent’s income level.
Previously, the assistance was given to students from Year 1 to Form 5 and from families with a gross household income of RM3,000 and below.
Recently, a headmaster landed in a tight spot after losing RM109,000 in BAP money, supposedly due to robbery.
Police are still investigating the matter.
The incident added more criticism on why the BAP should not be distributed in cash.
Or, Guru besar tersebut pakat dengan penjenayah yang rompak duit tersebut.— Irham_Anwar_Ibrahim (@1rham_1brahim) January 17, 2023
it just a theory. Sebab yang tahu Guru besar tu ada duit sebanyak tu hanya guru besar sahaja. https://t.co/heFdy8pzHV