Students suspended five days for fighting


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 16 Jan 2016

TWO Form Five students in Alor Setar will be suspended from school for five days following a fight recently, Guang Ming Daily reported.

One of the girls allegedly attacked the other in the presence of her father in front of their school on Monday as she could no longer to­lerate the bullying.

The video clip of the incident had gone viral on social media where some netizens slammed the man for allowing his daughter to attack her schoolmate.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, who instructed the Kedah Education Department to investigate the incident, posted on his Facebook that the issue had been settled and the two students had been given five-day suspensions each.

The report, however, did not mention when the suspension would take effect.

Mahdzir said the student, who was seen attacking her schoolmate in the video clip, would pay RM80 in medical fees to the victim, and her parents would be transferring the girl out of the school.

> China Press reported a 23-year-old university graduate sent naked photos of himself to a man, who claimed to be from a modelling agency, in the hope that he would get a job.

However, the victim was blackmailed and asked to pay RM2,000 to the suspect instead.

The suspect had threatened to post the naked photos on social media if the victim failed to pay, it reported.

So far, the victim has paid RM700 and has yet to lodge a police report.

Sources said the victim was worried that he would bring shame to his parents if he were to make a police report.

> Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that Taiwanese singer Annie Yi, who got married last year, is pregnant.

Her husband Qin Hao announced the news on Weibo on Thursday, it reported.

The 46-year-old artiste is the ex-wife of award-winning singer-­songwriter Harlem Yu.

Yi and Yu, who divorced in 2009, have a 13-year-old son.

?  Found in Translation 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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