Chong: Education Ministry, police to alert students on dangers of IS

January 3, 2016 10:20 AM

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Deputy Education Minister II Senator Chong Sin Woon (pic) said for the time being, most of the guidance were in the form of talks conducted by police and other security agencies at various places including schools.

"Together with the police and security forces, we will start disseminating information in schools this year," he told reporters after visiting Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Pu Nan, Bukit Bakri, here, Sunday.

Chong was commenting on the efforts of the Education Ministry to prevent students from being easily influenced by terrorist ideology, especially IS.

On Dec 31, a Malaysian student in Egypt became the first student to be charged at the Sessions Court in Sepang with supporting the terrorist group, al-Qaeda.

In another development, Chong urged parents to complain to the school or to the ministry on the quality of their children’s textbooks rather than complaining on social websites.

Chong said this was because it would be easier as the ministry had put in place a mechanism to process textbook replacement.

He was commenting on a Chinese daily report which highlighted the disappointment of parents on the poor quality of textbooks received.

On another matter, Chong said that 1,673 new teachers would be posted to 1,296 SJKC nationwide to overcome the lack of teachers on Jan 18.


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