The Ministry of Education (MOE) has thoroughly investigated the incidents referred to in your earlier correspondence with us. In the case of Telok Kurau Primary School, MOE found that the school had mistakenly admitted Cindy Uy Tan due to a false declaration by Cindy's parents. The school issued a letter to Cindy's parents warning them of the consequences of providing incorrect information. The school allowed Cindy to remain in Primary 3 and she would be promoted only if she passed the year-end examinations.
MOE was informed about Cindy Uy Tan's case in April 2003, but it took soooo long for them to do such a simple investigation. When I received the letter, it was end of the year already lor. Cindy Uy Tan managed to pass her Primary 3 exams and is promoted to Primary 4 liao. I have a feeling MOE or the school principal purposely dragged this case.Within the same family, this is the second case of false declaration. MOE should have taken a serious view of this case. Yet it still allowed a warning letter to be given, by the school.
Oh, Telok Kurau Primary School principal Ms Chew Lai Mun assured Christine, 'she would do everything to help them'. I'm sure she did. Good principal.
Looks like different people in MOE have their own different definition of its
Just to reiterate the Foreign Students must complete the previous level before they can be considered for admission to the next level.
Why wasn't Attorney General's Chamber consulted on this case? MOE has the authority to decide whether to proceed to charge or not charge a person who is found to make a false declarartion meh? Why make empty threat printing 'False declaration is an offence and offenders will be prosecuted' on their application forms, when MOE doesn't have the intention to do that? Maybe selectively.
I thought it is an offence to give false information to civil servants. In this case, not only to one but a few. Happy ending for the Tan family though, because they have now blissfully emigrated to British Columbia, Canada. Now, the people who helped them have to face the music. hehe...... 该死的卖国贼!
DPM Lee Hsien Loong's episode will be next post ............