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Injured girl caned, becomes paralyzed

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 15, 2008

A teacher in Kuala Klawang who caned a student might not have known that the students had hurt her back in a fall.

As a result of the caning, Nurlieyana Nazran, 17, now cannot walk.

She is being warded at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban.

“Due to the student’s injury, she was absent from school for some time. So it could be that the teacher was unaware that the student had an injury to her lower back,” state education director Abdullah Mohamad said yesterday.

“I understand that this teacher is known to be strict and wanted all her students to excel in their coming Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination.”

Abdullah promised a full investigation into the Thursday incident. (story)


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Teen who torched uncle’s car denies mom helped

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 5, 2008

A teen who is now under probation for torching his uncle’s car turned hostile at the trial of his mother on Wednesday.

Student Louis Hong Hsieh Shuen, 17, was testifying as a prosecution witness on the third-day trial of Teo Sew Eng on two charges of abetting him him to burn a car and a van at a multi-storey carpark on Oct 23, 2006.

Teo, 53, denied providing a plastic bag containing a bottle of petrol, a packet of charcoal and a face cloth to her son that evening.

Hong pleaded guilty last year to torching Mr Ernest Tan’s car and was placed on 24 months’ probation. The damage caused was $40,500.

His accomplice, Ho Ki Yeow, 18, had also been placed on probation earlier. (story)

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Student tops N-level exams

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 18, 2007

Selwyn Sim, 16, may be in the Normal (Technical) stream but he worked on assessment books for those in the Express stream. The Pasir Ris Secondary student topped the N-level exams with an aggregate of three points – the best ever results in the 10-year history of the Normal (Technical) stream. The N-level results were released on Tuesday afternoon.

Selwyn Sim scored grades 1 for all his subjects except Chinese, which he scored a grade 4. (story)

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Student receives maximum fine for accident

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 17, 2007

A motorist was taking his passengers home late one evening when it skidded, went up a centre road divider and overturned on the opposite side of the road. A rear right passenger died about two months after the June 15, 2006 accident.

On Monday, second-year polytechnic student Shawn Goh Jin Fa, 24, was given the maximum fine of $10,000 and banned from driving for five years for causing the death of Mr Taqdir Buang, 23, through his negligence.

One of the two other passengers was treated as an outpatient while the other was given two weeks’ medical leave. (story)

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Student sets record score of 294

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 22, 2007

A St Hilda’s Primary pupil has scored a record 294 in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), beating the previous high of 292 set in 1993. Natasha Muhamad Nasir, 12, eclipsed the record set by Nanyang Primary’s Justin Lau in 1993.

Her score was ‘outstanding’, said the Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB) spokesman, as it was a good six points ahead of the next highest score of 288.

At St Hilda’s on Thursday, Natasha, flanked by her younger sister and mother, smiled shyly as reporters shot questions at her. In the background, her father was recording the scene with a camcorder. (story)

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