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Opposition party threatened with boycott over comments about “haircut” teacher

Maya Taylor

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PHOTO: Members of the Kao Klai party - Thai PBS World

The president of The Association of Secondary School Administrators says the group will boycott the Kao Klai party unless one of its members apologises for comments he made about the teacher at the centre of the “ugly haircut” debacle. In a report in Thai PBS World, Ratchachai Sornsuwan calls Wirote Lakhana-adisorn’s comments offensive and demands an apology. The MP has said that the teacher, who is accused of humiliating a pupil by forcing her to undergo a botched haircut, should resign and think of himself as a criminal.

Ratchachai agrees the teacher should be disciplined for his actions but says the association considers him an excellent teacher who cares about his students. He adds that if a public apology is not forthcoming from the Kao Klai politician, the association will boycott his party. For his part, Wirote has taken to Twitter to double down on his stance. The MP says he cannot talk about education in Thailand if he is not permitted to protect pupils from intimidation and harassment at the hands of teachers, adding that in his opinion, the majority of Thai teachers disagree with such behaviour.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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    Mike

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 11:18 am

    I don’t recall seeing if the teacher publicly apologized to the student. If not, that apology should come first.

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    gosport

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Since when haircut became a political issue?

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Some of the barbers who gave me haircuts I considered as criminal afterwards.

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    Dave Cole

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Here in the UK it would be classed as assault which is a criminal offence.

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