Dong Zong won’t give up on UEC recognition

EDUCATIONIST group Dong Zong will not give up on its mission to get the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) recognised despite the fluid political situation, reported Sin Chew Daily.

“We will continue to hold on to our stance. We will not relax or give up, ” said its president Tan Tai Kim during the launch of an online learning platform at its headquarters in Kajang on Wednesday.

“The political situation is unstable right now. This is the time for us to do our jobs well, like revamping our teaching methods, foster better relationship among independent Chinese schools and gather strength from everyone to promote (education), ” he added.

Dong Zong, also known as the United Chinese Schools Committees’ Association, looks after 63 independent Chinese Schools in Malaysia and sets the syllabus for UEC examinations.

> A video of Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat being startled by a flying insect tickled Internet users, causing the clip to go viral, the same daily reported.

The clip showed the actress of Uighur descent, who was attending the opening of TV series You Are My Glory on Tuesday, running and hopping around in circles in a bid to hide from the insect.

Many netizens thought that the candid footage was endearing.

“My goddess is too cute. Let me protect you!” one wrote.

> China Press reported that a kindergarten teacher from China’s Henan province was sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children, including a boy who died.

Wang was convicted of putting sodium nitrate in the children’s porridge in March last year after a tiff with another teacher.

According to Jiaozuo City Intermediate People’s Court, this was not Wang’s first offence as she had used the same chemical to poison her husband in 2017, also after an argument.

Both Wang and the kindergarten’s person-in-charge are now facing a civil suit filed by the parents.

The above article 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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