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Sunday Star, Kuala Lumpur, 15 May 2005
Tengku Azuan: The can-do principal
By Zech Pharamond
There are times when a school principal needs to play the part of mother, disciplinarian, visionary and friend. With 29 years of experience behind her, Tengku Azuan Tengku Mohamed knows when to come to her students as a comforter or as the voice of authority.
Earlier this year, Tengku Azuan received the good news that she was one of five principals to be given the super principal title which comes with a Special Grade C (Jusa C) salary grade. All the recipients are women.
[...] She is currently the principal of SMK Aminuddin Baki (SAB), and has spent three weeks in her new role.
Tengku Azuan herself admits that her perfectionist attitude towards work makes her difficult to deal with. Shalwati says however that the principal was always ready to lend an ear.
She recounts an incident that happened a week ago. A discipline master brought in a boy who had broken three window panes. He had been playing football with seven others in class. While the others quietly received their punishment, this particular boy refused to be caned.
After speaking to the boy, Tenguk Azuan found out that he was afraid that his father would get wind of his misdemeanour and that he would be transferred to another school.
"I made him a deal. I said I will cane you and no one will tell your father. That way, both parties win.
"That's how you win them over. Not by yelling but by listening and explaining to them that every action has a consequence," says this super principal with a gift for leadership.
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Bernama Malaysian National News Agency, 25 May 2005
Cane Indisciplined Students, Says Tokoh Guru Recipient
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Bernama) -- Students with disciplinary
problems should be caned, a Tokoh Guru recipient said Wednesday.
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