Parliament: Motion to debate student's relocation rejected

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  • Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013

AN OPPOSITION member’s emergency motion to discuss the relocation order of students of the St Thomas primary and secondary schools in Kuantan was rejected.

Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee rejected the motion brought by Fuziah Salleh (PKR-Kuantan), saying it was not urgent as the Education Ministry was looking into the matter.

Fuziah said she wanted to debate the relocation following an order from the ministry for the students to be temporarily transferred to neighbouring schools.

“There is no need for the relocation because the owner of the land where the school is located has already allowed the students to remain there until Dec 31, 2015,” she said.

It is learnt that a total of 1,190 students were told to be transferred to nearby schools beginning next year, with SK St Thomas pupils being sent to SK Teruntum while those from SMK St Thomas were to go to SMK Sultan Abu Bakar.

“The relocation will cause students to be stressed and this will affect their performance in their studies,” Fuziah said.

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