Huazong wants school mask ruling revised


  • Nation
  • Friday, 07 Aug 2020

Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

HUAZONG has urged the government to revise its Covid-19 preventative measures for schools and is calling for masks to be worn in larger schools, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Its president Goh Tian Chuan said policies should be implemented to protect young students in Malaysia.

“When the mandatory wearing of face masks in public was implemented this month – yet only encouraged but not mandatory in schools – I feel this caused much confusion,” he said.

“Even though schools are not deemed a public place, it is indeed a place where crowds interact.

“Considering the physical constitution of primary school pupils, they should receive more care and protection.”

Goh was referring to a reply by Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin in Parliament when he said the wearing of face masks in schools “was encouraged and was not made mandatory”.

Goh said schools with more students should be asked to adopt mandatory mask-wearing whereas those with fewer students be given some leeway.

“Only when the overall situation calls for it will we implement it in all schools,” he said.

> The daily also reported that the wife of popular Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang passed away in her sleep on Monday.

Sung Lai Wah died at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, according to son Derek Tsang.

“Mother had always kept a low profile, we hope everyone will allow her to continue her last journey in peace,” he told the media.

Her second son Mark thanked everyone for their wishes and those who had helped them.

Sung is Tsang’s wife from a second marriage following his divorce with first wife Wang Mei Hua.

> Sin Chew Daily also reported that Chinese model Moka Fang, the wife of Aaron Kwok, has denied rumours that she attended a course teaching women how to marry celebrities.

“Remain calm when facing a tough situation and the truth will prevail,” she wrote on the Twitter-like platform Weibo on Wednesday.

It was earlier reported that rumours were rife that both Fang and Wilber Pan’s new wife Luna had attended a course run by a woman named Sister Amy.

A source within Amy’s circle told reporters that Amy taught steps to winning a celebrity’s heart.

According to the source, participants of the training course would be considered to have “graduated” when they get hitched. They would then have to pay a hefty fee to Amy.

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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