Malay Teacher Forces Hindu Boys to Shave in Holy Month

January 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

Wire Service: AP

A teacher in Muslim-majority Malaysia has been reprimanded for forcing six Hindu schoolboys to shave their moustaches and beards, which they were growing for a religious ritual this month, a news report said on Tuesday.

The Star newspaper quoted state education director Hussain Harun as saying that the teacher in the northern Perak state was enforcing school regulations that require students to be clean shaven.