Compiled by MESHVINNY NELSON, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
SJK(T) Bandar Seri Alam in Masai, Johor, welcomed 179 pupils and 15 teachers as its first batch on Aug 1 after a four-year wait, Malaysian Nanban reported.
School building committee chairman R. Sabapathi said he and his team were overjoyed to see the school finally open its doors to serve the community.
Having been approved in 2016, construction was completed in 2018. Classes were expected to start in late 2018, but this was postponed due to a change in government that year.
A scheduled opening for 2019 was postponed again, and the third delay came in 2020 when the retaining wall of a neighbouring residential area collapsed. The current batch of pupils was transferred from SJK(T) Masai.
> The daily also reported that a 12-year-old boy in India surprised his parents and teachers by making wine by following YouTube tutorials.
The incident came to light after the boy, who has not been named, gave some kind of beverage to his classmate, causing the classmate to get drunk and throw up.
The boy admitted taking some of the grapes that his parents bought, extracted the juice and burying the juice underground to ferment for a few days before bringing it to school and sharing it with his friend.
● 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.