Ministry bans foreign guards at national schools
KUALA LUMPUR: Security companies assigned to service national schools are not allowed to hire foreigners for the task.
In issuing this requirement, Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the ministry will not hesitate to terminate the contract of any security company which does not conform to the ruling.
“I hope reports would be made against security companies (hiring foreign workers),” he said, adding the ministry can only take the necessary action if a report is made.
He was responding to a question by Anuar Abd Manap (BN-Sekijang), who asked whether the ministry would consider tightening the rules on the hiring of workers for security companies attached to schools.
Kamalanathan, who is the MP for Hulu Selangor, stated the ministry had terminated the contract of 24 security companies since last year.
He added that 30% of the companies had failed to maintain their contracts due to unsatisfactory performance.
Kamalanathan said the termination action was made based on almost 30 reports the ministry received from schools during the 2015/2016 period.
“It is not true that the ministry is not taking action ... when a report is made, we will take the necessary action,” he said.
“We will conduct our investigation and if the report is proven to be true, we will take the appropriate action, including termination of contract,” he added.
Kamalanathan said the ministry would continue to monitor the conduct of security guards in schools and would not compromise on students’ safety.
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