Friday September 14, 2012
Guidelines tell parents what to look out for in their children
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
Compiled by TAN SIN CHOW, LOSHANA K. SHAGAR and A. RAMAN
Guidelines on tackling the issue of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) among students have been provided by two organisations during a seminar in Penang, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Among others, the guidelines warned parents to keep an eye out should their sons start wearing tight-fitting, sleeveless or V-collar shirts or colourful attire to show off their muscular bodies. They should also be wary if the boys had a penchant for carrying big slingbags.
The two organisations that suggested the guidelines were Yayasan Guru Malaysia Berhad and Putrajaya Consultative Council of Parent-Teacher Associations.
According to the guidelines, parents must pay attention to their daughters if they were inclined to only hanging out with their female partners while distancing themselves from other girls.
It was said that such behaviour could be corrected if teachers and counsellors were to intervene.
> The daily also reported that a group of students had been robbing commuters at the LRT and monorail stations in Kuala Lumpur.
In the latest incident, a 21-year-old college student lost her iPhone and suffered knee injuries after she was pushed to the ground.
Luckily, policemen on patrol managed to nab one of the three teenagers.
City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said the suspects were aged between 14 and 18.
> A woman has lodged a police report claiming that a friend had raped her after her husband discovered their affair, reported China Press.
In her report at the Gombak police station, the woman, an administrative assistant in her 30s, claimed that she was raped by her colleague in the office on Sept 4.
During police interrogation, the colleague confessed that he had been having an affair with the woman.
He was later released on bail.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.