New Straits Times
Student’s lawnmower death probe to end soon
NILAI: The Education Ministry is expected to soon complete its investigation into the death of a student of SMK Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Gemas, who was hit by the broken blade of a lawnmower on Feb 13.
Deputy Education Minister II Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the ministry had received reports from several quarters, including the school authorities and police.
He said the ministry was scrutinising these reports before coming out with its report.
“Once we have gone through these reports, we will come up with an action plan. We will announce the results of our investigation in a week or two,” he said after the Celebrate a Sustainable Lifestyle by Climbing Bukit Melati programme here.
Nur Afini Roslan, 14, of SMK Tunaku Abdul Rahman was killed when the blade of a lawnmower broke off and struck her at 10.30am on Feb 13. Two other students were injured in the incident.
The lawnmower was used to cut the grass of the school field in preparation for the school’s annual Sports Day.
On another matter, Chong said some parents were too protective of their children, and this posed a problem as the children were socially awkward when dealing with the outside world.
He said another problem which arose when parents are too protective was that the children could not cope with rugged activities.
“These days, some parents treat their children like diamonds and don’t allow them to take part in outdoor activities, so much so that these children become weak and give up easily when faced with adversity.
“Parents need to allow their children to take part in outdoor activities, including sports, so they are stronger and can learn to mix with others. This builds confidence as well.”