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Teachers are not barbers, illegal hair-cutting faces it consequences

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GEORGE TOWN  –  A businessman has lodged a police report against a teacher for cutting his son’s hair without permission.

S. Shanmugam, 39, who lodged the report on Friday, claimed that the teacher cut his son Niruman Kumar’s hair short without warning.

He said that although it was not the first time Niruman had his hair cut in school for being too long, he was previously given notice.

“We were issued warning letters in the past and given seven days to cut his hair.”

Niruman, 15, claimed that he had obtained permission from a disciplinary teacher to keep his hair long for religious reasons.

“However, another teacher picked 11 other students and myself randomly and cut our hair,” Niruman said at Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer’s service centre here yesterday.

Rayer said he would write to the state education department tomorrow to look into the matter.

Penang Education Department director Ahmad Tarmizi Kamaruddincould not be reached for comment.  – thestar