Starchild: Malaysian children share their drawings on the topic, Stay Safe during the MCO

  • Children
  • Friday, 29 May 2020

Eu Jac Sern, 8

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is best to minimise our movement and stay home more often. The government calls it the movement control order (MCO). Children have not been able to go to school since March 18. Some of us have been doing homework and studying via Google Classroom and Google Meet.

In between classes, many children have also been helping with chores at home. Some are learning how to cook. Others have hobbies like painting, sewing and gardening. What have you been doing at home during the MCO? Have you been a great help at home?

Many of you wrote to us on the topic “Stay safe during the MCO”. Here’s what you had to say.

“During the MCO, I have been attending many online classes. I also helped my father plant corn and bean sprouts, and I have been helping my mother with chores like sweeping and mopping, ” says Jane Ng Ai Wen, seven.

Jane Ng Ai Wen, 7Jane Ng Ai Wen, 7

Eight-year-old Sara Lim Xin Ann has been having a fun time at home during the MCO. She learned to bake cakes and make dumplings. “Besides my e-lessons, I have been helping out with chores like washing the dishes and folding clothes. During the MCO period, I hope to learn how to fry an egg.”

Sara Lim Xin Ann, 8Sara Lim Xin Ann, 8

“Many pupils dislike the MCO, but not me. Since I have been at home, I have learned many interesting things from my mother. This includes baking cakes, cooking and gardening, ” says Selvantra Selvakumar, eight.

Selvantra Selvakumar, 8Selvantra Selvakumar, 8

Eu Dic Sern, 8Eu Dic Sern, 8

Branden Tham, 11Branden Tham, 11

William Lai Wen Kang, 12William Lai Wen Kang, 12

Jai Roshaan Nair Sugaidren, 6Jai Roshaan Nair Sugaidren, 6

Nai Jia En, 8Nai Jia En, 8
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ITEM: If you had to pick a favourite month, which one would it be? Could it be January or February because of Chinese New Year or the months of your favourite festivals? Or is it your birthday month?

Maybe it’s December because of the long school holidays. Share your stories and drawings with us.

Email your contributions to by June 12. Please put “STARCHILD: Favourite Months” in the subject line of your email. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact and address.

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