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Education Ministry waiting for report on 'fidget spinner'

  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 May 2017

KUALA NERANG: The Education Ministry is waiting for reports from stakeholders before taking any action relating to the use of "fidget spinner" a gadget that is hugely popular among school students.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the gadget was new in the market and the effects of its use are as yet unknown.

"It is a new gadget and there are numerous views on its use. We need to wait for a full report from the authorities and stakeholders before discussing it in a committee at the ministerial level," he told reporters after officiating the national-level "Sayangi Hidup Elak Derita Selamanya (SHIELDS)'' camp with the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK), here Friday.

Mahdzir said this in response to media reports on allegations that the "fidget spinner" is dangerous and can cause harm or turned into a weapon, as well as calls for Education Ministry to monitor the phenomenon that could distract students. – Bernama