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Thursday September 25, 2008

Dept to probe sex video of students in Sarawak

THE Sarawak Education Department had been instructed to investigate a sex video clip involving six male students and a female student, reported China Press.

Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong said the ministry took the issue seriously as it involved students performing such acts while in their uniforms.

“We have to identify the time and place the video was filmed before we can take any action,” he said.

He said it was also important that the ministry strengthen sex education and character-building among the young as part of the education process.

Dr Wee received a complaint from Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing who was dissatisfied with the response from state education director Dr Julaihi Bujang after he highlighted the issue.

It was reported that Tiong was incensed when he was asked to show proof of his allegation that the students involved had recorded their act on mobile phones or digital cameras, with an incident allegedly taking place in a school toilet last year.

> The daily also reported that friends of the late Lai Ying Xin planned to set up a website to remember her.

Ying Xin’s boyfriend, who refused to be named, said the website would include her personal photographs and allow friends to pay their respects to her.

Ying Xin, 16, was abducted and murdered recently.

Her charred remains were found at a site in Kulai on Sept 16, after four suspects led police to the place.

> Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item.

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