The anonymous user is worried for their sister because another student tested positive in the Melaka boarding school.
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The number of Covid-19 cases in Sekolah Seri Puteri in Cyberjaya, Sepang, rose to 139 cases from 71 due to continued testing yesterday (3 December).
The case, named the Persiaran Tasik Cluster, evidently worried many families and Malaysians.
Since the news of the school cluster broke, a worried Malaysian messaged the Twitter account @pedoqpop to raise the alarm about an unreported Covid-19 cluster in a boarding school in Melaka.
The anonymous person was worried about their sister in the school.
Just like the case in Persiaran Tasik Cluster, it started with a teacher getting infected, but in this case, the teacher did not undergo quarantine.
Instead, the teacher continued making her patrol rounds in the boarding school. Soon, a student tested positive for Covid-19 too.
However, the school did not take action and confiscated every student’s phone so the matter won’t make it out in public.
The anonymous user asked the Twitter account to help make the issue viral so something could be done to help the students in the Melaka boarding school.
Netizens were angry, and the tweet received 4,605 retweets and 6,085 likes at the time of writing.
A netizen couldn’t believe that the school placed its own reputation above the health of the students.
Bangang2 je macam ni. Reputation sekolah matters more than nyawa student. Memang sometimes mcm sampah je some institutions kat Malaysia ni, clean on record but sebaliknya kotor. Masing-masing nak jaga imej. Pasal nyawa orang pun nak jaga imej. Haih— Kazuha golden boiii ✨ (@ashhjsmn_) December 3, 2021
Another netizen tried to rationalize the school’s decision-making and said it was probably done so the students’ schooling wasn’t affected.
Mungkin bukan factor reputation sekolah kot..tapi mungkin sebab pelajaran murid…. nanti bila heboh satu sekolah kena buat swab test dan dikuarantinkan 2 minggu .. sekarang ni semua sbp kat Malaysia tengah trial spm..so taknak la ganggu examination diorang— abdul manip (@weekago0) December 3, 2021
Netizens immediately rubbished this. One of them said even if the students were in the midst of exams, the exams could always be postponed.
Eleh kalau kuarantin pun boleh je tunda trial. Habis tu kalau student dibiar macam tu je nanti ada yang meninggal, nasib student tu macam mana? Nak paksa jugak mayat dia ambik exam sampai abang jamil mampos? Benak sangat exam lagi penting dari kesihatan pelajar.— RavenAii (@RavenAii) December 3, 2021
Another person urged a report to be made against the school and shared a similar case that her cousin in a boarding school went through.
Her cousin tested positive for Covid-19 and in Category 5B3 due to the late action by the school.
Dahlah pergi klinik je, lepastu kene marah dengan doc baru lah penyelia terhegeh bawak ke hosp. Sampai hosp sahkan positive covid stage 5B3. Paru paru dia dah kene attack jugak. Dua minggu intubate baru lah dia sedar.— picha (@pichajahiroh) December 3, 2021
A Twitter user pointed out that schools are hiding Covid-19 cases because they don’t want the schools to close and the blame be put on teachers.
byk je sekolah rahsiakan kes sbb taknak sekolah tutup lol sbb nnt diorg salahkan cikgu tak buat SOP tak betul, padahal cikgu dapat gaji utk mengajar je bagi kerja lebih setiap hari terpacak tunggu budak habis masuk sekolah pastu tunggu lagi lpas kelas 😂 last2 salah cikgu jgak— aimansdk (@aimansdk) December 3, 2021
A parent wrote to say they hope schools will close because the Covid-19 virus is still highly transmissible despite the precautions taken.
Aku sebagai ayah harap sekolah ditutup sbb dlm kita dok jaga SOP betul² pun #COVID19 masih boleh menular ganas dgn varian baru..— Katak Politik Dot Com (@Anwar_MABI) December 3, 2021
BTW, sekolah dah buka pun dan aku tak hantaq anak pi sekolah pun, ghisau cek oii..