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MCA wants action on unsafe school buildings

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA will discuss with the Education Ministry about swift remedial work on Chinese primary schools operating from unsafe buildings, its president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said. The party would not allow any more people, either teachers or students, to be killed in a manner similar to what happened to a teacher […]

Hisham to help teacher’s kin

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said he will personally help the family of teacher Chan Boon Heng, who fell to his death early this week. “Assistance does not have to come from the ministry. It can come from me. I have never been stingy when it comes to teachers who are sincere […]

Checks on school buildings to ensure all wooden structures are safe, says Hon

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

ALOR STAR: The Education Ministry has directed the management of schools with wooden buildings to consult their local authorities and state education departments at once. Deputy Minister Datuk Hon Choon Kim said these buildings must be inspected to ensure that they were safe. Chan:Supposed to have celebrated his 43rd birthday Monday. “The headmaster and district […]

Birthday cake becomes offering for dead teacher

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

TEACHER Chan Boon Heng’s family had bought a fruit cake to celebrate his 43rd birthday yesterday. But Chan died in the freak mishap early Sunday. The birthday cake was instead turned into an offering for the late Chan at his house in Taman Derga Jaya, Alor Star, yesterday. The offering was made by Chan’s wife […]

Floor caves in, teacher dies in fall

Monday, September 12th, 2005

ALOR STAR: A teacher fell to his death when a decayed plywood floor of a two-storey school block in Jalan Kampung Perak here gave way. Chan Boon Heng, who would have been 43 today, died of internal bleeding at a private hospital, four hours after the 7.30am incident at SJK (C) Keat Hwa yesterday. He […]