Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin paid a visit to a college in Kuala Lumpur last night following allegations that period spot checks had been conducted at the institution last week.
The source was reportedly a tweet from someone studying at the ERT Vocational College in Setapak.
It stated that the Twitter user and about 30 other girls aged 18 or 19 were rounded up at around 7.50pm on Oct 18. The girls were handed cotton buds and were told to prove that they were on their periods.
Former journalist Tashny Sukumaran, who revealed the source, said “these ‘period checks’ had stopped for a while after the furore earlier this year.”
“But they began again just because someone performed their prayers alone instead of with others at the hostel surau.”
Tashny also added that the college had been conducting these checks for quite some time despite student protests against the matter.
They were allegedly told, “If…