They said that 37 teachers in Penang were investigated reluctantly by the state education department, in other hand being ordered by the Education Director-General after being pressured by state UMNO.
According to the article, Zahid Hamidi, UMNO State Chief in Penang wanted personal information of the 37 teachers allegedly to show opposition links and more info of their respective family members history, etc.. Of course this is going too far with politics interfering with people's career in teaching.
This is not the only time such thing happened. Government officials voting in Putrajaya were encountering a similar situation and dilemma - vote for BN or get sacked.
Forcing a vote on one side, I suppose. I think a lesson needs to be taught at Bagan Datoh in future.