Schools should refer to police before issuing kidnap notices, says Radzi

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  • Saturday, 01 Oct 2022

PUTRAJAYA: Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin has advised schools to refer to the police before issuing any notices related to attempted kidnapping in schools to avoid creating public anxiety.

The Education Ministry had reminded state education departments and district education offices to tell school authorities to consult the police before issuing such notices, Radzi told a press conference after a ceremony to hand over the project implementation for construction of the Precinct 15 School Complex here Saturday (Oct 1).

“We don’t want notices issued by schools to trigger anxiety among residents. The schools may have good intentions but sometimes such reminders can be misinterpreted to spark unfounded concerns,” the Senior Minister said.

He was asked whether it was appropriate for schools to issue notices on incidents of attempted kidnapping within their premises.

This matter is said to have sparked panic among parents, with the situation aggravated by the spread of unverified videos on alleged kidnap attempts.

On the Precinct 15 School Complex, Radzi said the construction of the primary and secondary schools would cost RM121mil and was expected to be completed in August 2025.

“This will be the first (school) complex in Precinct 15, comprising 36 classrooms for the primary school and 30 for the secondary school,” he said. - Bernama

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