Naughty girl gagged and tied up by headmistress
KUALA LUMPUR: A fiveyear-old girl was tied up and gagged by her headmistress for being too noisy, claimed her mother.
Teng Aai Hong said she found out the incident when she caught her daughter gagging and tying up her two-year-old brother with a napkin at home on November 4.
"I scolded her and asked her why she was doing that. She told me that was what her teacher did to her when she was being naughty," said Teng at a press conference at Wisma MCA yesterday.
Present was MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
When Teng confronted the headmistress of the kindergarten in Setapak a few days later, the latter admitted to tying up her daughter.
"She (the headmistress) claimed that she did not do anything wrong as that was her method of disciplining the students.
"She even went on to demonstrate her method by tying up another student," added the 36-year-old mother who has since removed her daughter from the kindergarten and lodged a police report on the matter.
She said due to the headmistresses' actions, her son could have suffocated had she not intervened at that time.
Chong said that the headmistress should have known better than to resort to such disciplinary methods, especially when it involved the safety of young children.
Police are investigating the case.