Student camp organisers should adhere to SOP - Kamalanathan


KUALA LUMPUR: Organisers of camps involving school students should ensure their activities are in compliance with the set standard operating procedures (SOPs), said Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan.

He said any negligence in implementing their responsibility could lead to untoward incidents.

“Schools and organisers should be cautious when conducting such programmes,” he told a media conference after officiating the pre-launch of the national-level Teachers” Day celebration at Putra World Trade Centre here today.

Three students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Putatan in Sabah were reported to have downed in an overflowing stream while attending a camp at a resort in Membakut near Beaufort yesterday.

The victims, Hamizan Rahman, 16, Daniel Norman Norisham, 16, and Quzaimi Jakaria, 17, were reported to be trekking along the stream when they drowned.

Kamalanathan said the ministry was awaiting for a full report on the incident before taking further action.-- BERNAMA