That was based on what your parent's occupation was. Can you imagine what my teacher would have done with the sort of information they are asking for today?
I don't know how many of you out there are parents, but this went out to parents to fill in when the school term began [pix borrowed from LilianChan who blogged about it much earlier]
It first surfaced earlier in the month in Selangor where some school teachers told the students that it was compulsory to submit the Penyata Gaji, Borang J and Salinan IC regardless whether you are taking the textbook loan or not. The State Education Dept then commented that it was only for those who wanted to take the loan. But some teachers whose hearing not so good, continued to demand for these documents.
5x mom also faced the same problem in Penang
as did Lee, also of Penang
and ahPek in Johor
There's the issue of invasion of privacy, and also the possibility of document misuse. With the copy of an IC, salary slip, borang J, someone could take up a car loan in your name and 6 months later, you'd be appearing in the Malay Mail with Michael Chong.
If you are a State Assemblyman, and your salary slip supported by your borang J says you earn RM60k per annum and your daughter goes to school in a S class Mercedes, what's her teacher supposed to think?
You're a Land Officer in Shah ALam, and your salary slip supported by your borang J says you earn RM48k per annum and you have a Sect7 fancy mansion address, what's her teacher supposed to think?
Lulu doesn't know what kerisMuddin means when he says,
Parents asked to provide their salary slips to schools although they are not applying for textbook loans or other forms of assistance should go to the Education Minister himself.is he saying
Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said he would personally look into the matter.
a) the little Napoleons are not supposed to be asking for your salary slip. He would personally haul up anyone who does
b) what's your problem with giving this info. Come and see me, the keris yielding youth leader and explain to me.
and how do you "go to the Education Minister himself"? With the Batu Talam by-elections and the Johor floods, most ministers are not in the office.
hmm... this would be like asking freelunch to send a bouquet to his "top fave" *blush* Lulu on Valentine's day with no forwarding address given.