Friday, November 25, 2011

Sulking teen runs away after mum refused to buy food

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl ran away from home because she was angry with her mother for not buying her a meal, Guang Ming Daily reported.

The school dropout left her house in Butterworth on Nov 15 after packing a few clothes, it reported.

Her mother managed to find the girl at a cybercafe in Butterworth eight days later.

The girl, who also stayed in a male friend's house, refused to say why she ran away from home.

However, the girl's friends claimed that she ran away because she was angry with her mother for not buying her food.

The mother said she would send her daughter to a juvenile centre if she ran away from home again.

China Press reported that Hua Lian High School's board of governors chairman Ng Cheong Seng still intended to resign after pondering over his decision for a week.

Ng decided to quit after the DAP intruded into the school compound without permission as well as “rudely” launched a political campaign during a school function recently.

His term as chairman was supposed to end on Dec 31 next year.

Ng urged all political parties, whether in the Government or Opposition, not to fight among themselves as the ultimate loser would be Chinese education.

“The next generation will suffer if politics is brought into schools,” he said.

The school's board of governors vice-chairman Chen Bao Shui said they still wanted Ng to stay on.

Earlier, the school board of governors unanimously urged Ng to stay on during an emergency meeting recently.

Chinese leaders including Dong Zong (The United Chinese School Committees Association) president Dr Yap Sin Tian also asked Ng to reconsider his decision.