As the Malaysian government works towards our common goal to get vaccinated and reopen our economy, there are a handful of them out there who still refuses to be vaccinated.
According to FMT, the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar said that teachers should get vaccinated as soon as possible to set a good example to their students, and at the same time keeping them safe when schools reopen.
While schools are set to reopen in stages starting 2 October, it was reported that a total of 779 teachers in Johor had refused to be vaccinated.
“Teachers should be setting an example to their students and protecting them, instead of placing students in danger, what more with schools expected to reopen soon. My family and I have completed our vaccination doses.” Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar said in a statement today (23 August).
This comes after the Johor education, information, heritage and culture committee chairman, Mazlan Bujang who said that he would meet with teachers who refused to be vaccinated to find out the reason behind their decision.
In addition, Sultan Ibrahim also reminded the people to not be swayed by the false information being spread by anti-vaxxers.
“Trust our certified medical professionals. Those rejecting vaccination without any valid reasons are just opening themselves to the risk of getting infected.”
“I hope all Johoreans will be vaccinated as soon as possible so we can return to our jobs, businesses and normal lives.” he added.
Yesterday (22 August), it was also reported that the Crown Prince of Johor (TMJ), Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim had request for an immediate audience with these teachers and the Johor’s Education Director to resolve this issue.
Tunku Ismail took to Twitter to call for the audience as getting vaccinated is the top priority for the state to overcome the pandemic and to return to some form of normalcy in their lives.
In his tweet, he wrote “I will meet with the Johor Education Director and all the teachers (who rejected Covid-19 vaccination) soon. Our priority is to overcome this pandemic as soon as possible so that the rakyat and Johor can return to living their lives as normal.”
Currently, the Johor State Government and the state’s Islamic Religious Department (JPNJ) are working towards educating the teachers who rejected to be vaccinated to learn the benefits of being vaccinated so that they will agree to be vaccinated.
It is also hoped that with Tunku Ismail’s personal initiative and involvement in the matter, these teachers will be willing to be vaccinated to be protected against the Covid-19 virus.
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