> ‘Missing car’ was blocking school entrance
A 29-year-old man caused panic in social media after claiming that his Proton Wira, which was parked in front of a school on Jalan Gambut, Kuantan with his four-year-old niece still inside, had gone missing on Wednesday.
However, it was later clarified that members of the public had actually moved his car to a nearby area as it was blocking the driveway. According to Kuantan district police chief Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh, the man had left his niece inside the car to accompany his seven-year-old nephew into the school building due to heavy rain.
When he returned, the car was already gone. The panic-stricken man rushed to the police station to lodge a report without knowing that his car was moved. Police managed to help the man locate his car and had to break open the locked door to rescue the little girl. It is understood the girl was left inside the vehicle for almost half an hour.
>Malacca CM wants probe over girl who fell into septic tank
Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron has instructed three state executive portfolios to investigate the accident of a seven-year-old girl who drowned after she fell into a septic tank behind her school in Sungai Rambai, Jasin, recently.
Those given the task include Datuk Md Yunos Husin who is in-charge of the education portfolio, Datuk Abdul Ghafar Atan (public works), and Datuk Ismail Othman (local government). Md Yunos would work closely with the state education department and religious department to monitor and find out whether there were similar constructions in other schools. Abdul Ghafar has been tasked to review the use of fibre lid to cover the tank. The local government portfolio will be responsible in finding out why students were able to gain access to the sewage tank area, which should be fenced up.