PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said the practice of “Period spot check” at school should be stopped.
“I take the allegations seriously. If there is such a practice in any Education Ministry institution, we are committed to ensure that it does not continue to happen.
“The ministry is always committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment in schools and hostels,” he said in a social media post on Wednesday after having personally met the students involved in the latest period spot check allegations at a school in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Radzi also asked the ministry to set up a new committee to look into the “period spot check” allegations and other similar issues.
His statement came as a response to some allegations claiming about 30 female students were given cotton buds and asked to prove they were menstruating on Oct 18.
According to the Star, in April, some students took to social media, revealing the practice was happening in schools during the month of Ramadan.