KUCHING: Police have opened an investigation paper in relation to the death of a 38-year-old male teacher, who died at Miri hospital on June 21.
Miri police chief ACP Alexson Naga Chabu in a statement today said they are probing the incident to identify the cause of the sudden death case.
“Yes, we have received a police report regarding the incident and an investigation paper has been opened to identify the cause of the death of the primary school teacher in Miri,” he said.
He said the police would investigate the case thoroughly and advised the public not to wildly speculate about the incident.
He urged that witnesses or individuals who have any further information to come forward, to visit the nearest police station or contact Insp Nixon Malang at 085-433730, to assist investigations into the case.
Several postings on social media have gone viral in the last few days which claimed the teacher who died on June 21 due to food poisoning – had actually died of ‘other causes’ related to workplace stress.
The Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) President Adam Prakash Abdullah had confirmed that the union also received several enquiries on the cause of the sudden death and was aware of several postings on social media, speculating on his death.
However, he appealed to the public to respect and allow the family some privacy.
He assured that STU would discuss issues related to workload in the school with the Education Department as well.
Adam said the teacher was the union’s member and once the treasurer of STU Miri Division as well.