Teo: Schools can increase recess time to 30 minutes


SCHOOLS have the autonomy to increase recess time from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said.

Sin Chew Daily quoted her as saying this when she visited SJK (C) Subang in Selangor following complaints from parents that the 20-minute recess was not adequate for pupils.

Apparently, some of the pupils would eat while standing; others would just wolf down their food.

Teo said that the Education Ministry’s policy allowed for recess time to be between 20 and 30 minutes.

“Schools do not need to apply for permission from any agency. The ministry allows the schools to determine the time as the situation is different for each school,” she said.


> Sin Chew Daily reported that Hong Kong singer-actor Hacken Lee posted a short video on Instagram, showing him tossing yee sang with badminton champion Lee Chong Wei and his wife.

Thanking Chong Wei for the dinner, the Hong Kong celebrity said he was happy that the badminton star had recovered and playing again.

Hacken, who was here in Malaysia for a concert, also posted photos of a friendly football match in Stadium Merdeka that he took part in.


> China Press reported that 23 Chinese nationals were nabbed during a raid in Ampang, Selangor.

“We were told that we were coming here to work for an online shopping platform and that we could earn 5,000 yuan (RM3,000),” one of them said.

“Our passports were confiscated when we arrived in Malaysia. We realised then that it was a scam. We never saw the mastermind.”

One of them said he had contacted the “recruiter” via an online advertisement and a middleman for the job.


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