NILAI, Mar 4 – The outcome of an investigation on a student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Gemas, who was killed by a flying blade from a lawn tractor will be announced soon.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon (pix) said the police had completed their investigation papers and the outcome of the investigation would be compiled with a report by an internal inquiry chaired by Negri Sembilan Education director Pkharuddin Ghazali.
“The investigation is completed, now we are compiling all reports and it will be announced in a a week or two,” he told reporters after opening a programme on healthy living and lifestyle organised by the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (Perkim) at Bukit Melati here today.
Also present were Public Facility, Cooperatives and Consumerism Action Committee chairman Datuk Abu Ubaidah Redza and former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
In the 10.30am incident on Feb 13 this year, Year Two student Nur Afini Roslan, 14, was killed when hit on the head by a flying blade from a lawn tractor which was being used to mow the grass on the school field.
Two students were also injured in the incident. In another development, Chong advised parents to encourage their children to be involved in activities outside their classrooms, such as extreme sports.
“Don’t pamper our children, like they are diamonds, not letting them go out, to get wet in the rain, get dirty with mud because it will make the children weak and fall sick easily.
“The should be allowed to play sport, be active, go hill trekking, to sweat, socialise with other children, then they will be healthy and active and this helps to build their self-confidence,” he said.
Some 700 people, including students of higher institution participated in the programme. At the event, Chong also make a personal contribution of RM2,000 to Perkim to open tuition classes for needy students and Fardhu Ain classes for the public. — Bernama