There has been calls recently from various political parties for government action against errant teachers who have allegedly uttered racist remarks in schools. While I feel that it is wrong for these teachers, who serve as role-models to our young, to behave in that manner, I do not think that there is anything that the government can do against them.
First and foremost, there are procedures to be followed when initiating any disciplinary action against a government employee. Then, there is the problem with the fact that the teachers have not broken any conceivable law. Finally, there is the problem with precedent that has been set by politicians on both sides of the fence.
It sucks to be a Malaysian but racism is part and parcel of our very existence. We are probably the only country in the world with racial preference enshrined in its Constitution.