Workplace Bullies Cause Health And Performance Problems Says Health Dg
Terengganu health department director Dr Kasemani Embong talking to students taking part in an anti-bullying seminar in Kuala Nerus today. (Bernama pic)KUALA NERUS: Workplace bullying has contributed to various problems, including increased health risks and poor work performance, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said workplace bullying occurred in various forms, such as work being stolen or sabotaged, being subjected to humiliation or ostracised by colleagues.
“All parties need to understand better that bullying not only happens to school and university students. Adults and working people can also be victims.
“Bullying at the workplace may also involve threats, gossip and offensive jokes that belittle others.”
He said this when opening a state-level anti-bullying seminar here. His speech was read by state health director Dr Kasemani Embong here today.
Noor Hisham said that even if the bullying was not by physical means, bullying through speech or by causing distress could lead to emotional hurt.
“Surprisingly, Malaysia ranks sixth highest in the world and second in Asia in the problem of bullying, especially cyberbullying.
“Perhaps many bullies do not know that any malicious content posted on the internet to harass, provoke, threaten or abuse others is an offence under the Communications and Multimedia Act,” he said.
About 200 people from various backgrounds are attending the seminar which Kasemani said was aimed at raising community awareness about the need to put an end to bullying at school, the workplace or on the road.
She said professional help must be sought when dealing with mental health problems caused by bullying. - FMT
Artikel ini hanyalah simpanan cache dari url asal penulis yang berkebarangkalian sudah terlalu lama atau sudah dibuang :