Leong among celebs donating to coronavirus fund


  • Nation
  • Monday, 03 Feb 2020

Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

MALAYSIAN singer Fish Leong has joined a slew of celebrities who are giving financial aid to combat the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

“I hope everyone can exude positivity and I wish for peace around the world, ” she told Sin Chew Daily.

Apparently, she had donated one million yuan (RM590,000).

Leong, who was supposed to hold two concerts in Shanghai on Feb 14 and 15, was forced to postpone the shows due to the virus outbreak.

A concert scheduled in Guangzhou on Feb 29 was shelved as well.

> The teaching of Science and Mathematics in English will reduce the number of hours that pupils in Chinese schools are learning in their mother tongue, Sin Chew Daily quoted Jiao Zong chairman Ong Chiow Chuen as saying.

Ong, who served as Jiao Zong (United Chinese School Teachers’ Association) chairman since 1994, said the association was opposed to the implementation of the policy.

Last week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, who is also the acting Education Minister, said English would once again be used to teach Mathematics and Science.

UPSR candidates would only be left with Chinese comprehension and Chinese writing tests that are taken in Chinese, he said.

The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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