Earthquake

FATHER OF TKPS VICTIM DONATES ALL FUNERAL DONATIONS TO SABAH MOUNTAIN GUIDES

The family of 12-year-old Rachel Ho, one of the faces of the Sabah quake tragedy, will be channelling all donations from her wake to Malaysian mountain guides who helped the staff and students after the disaster. "The money would go a long way for the Malaysian guides who now have no income and still have families to feed. It is our way of thanking them for risking their lives to help the students and teachers of Tanjong Katong Primary School after the disaster," he added.

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MOE: ROUTE TAKEN BY TKPS CLIMBERS WAS "SIMPLER"

According to the Ministry of Education (MOE), the climbing trip organized by Tanjong Katong Primary School was one of several trips that the school had held for students over 7 years. It also clarified that the route taken by the students was a "simpler" route that was "less steep".

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SABAH POLICE: DNA TEST CONFIRMS HUMAN REMAINS BELONG TO MISSING TEACHER & STUDENT

Sabah police confirmed today that the last two Singaporean climbers who went missing after last Friday’s earthquake have been accounted for. Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said that body parts found on Mount Kinabalu were identified to be those of 13-year-old student Navdeep Singh Jaryal and 35-year-old teacher Mohammad Ghazi Mohamed from Tanjong Katong Primary School.

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LETTER TO PARENTS WHO LOST THEIR CHILDREN ON MOUNT KINABALU

You are living out the reality of our biggest collective fear as parents. I lose sight of my child for one moment in the playground and I can barely breathe; the very idea that I may not lay my eyes on her again leaves me paralyzed. You have had your children taken from you so tragically, so suddenly. This is perhaps the darkest a parent’s life can get. And I know that perhaps, at this moment, you are not ready for our condolences, our sympathies, our solidarity. But I want you to know that you do not mourn alone.

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HEROIC TEACHERS & GUIDE SHOULD BE AWARDED S'PORE'S PINGAT KEBERANIAN (MEDAL OF VALOUR)

We now hear from the parents that the teachers and guides on Mountain Kinabalu were the true heroes. Despite their injuries and without regard for their own safety, they used their bodies to shield those children under their care. This is heroism of the highest order and sadly some have paid the ultimate price. The least we can do for those teachers and the guide should be to award them with Pingat Keberanian posthumously.

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SABAH CONSIDERS BARRING CHILDREN UNDER 15 FROM MT KINABALU

Sabah State Education director Datuk Jame Alip says that the state is considering only restricting children under 15 from climbing Mount Kinabalu. This comes after the tragic death of 6 children in the 5th June earthquake which claimed 16 lives. Jame says that he has spoken about this matter to Malaysian Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.

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