KANGAR, July 18 (Bernama) -- Students must safeguard their dignity and not
allow themselves to be lulled by excessive entertainment and be trapped in
social problems which can destroy their future.
The Regent of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail said, although
only a small number of students were involved in gangsterism, vandalism and free
sex, they would give a bad example if left unchecked.
He said this when opening a programme organised by the Tuanku Syed Putra
Foundation (YTSP) at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Sheikh Ahmad, Arau, near
He added that the social problems saw the question of dignity, family and
nation no longer placed as benchmarks in the lives of youths.
The problems, among others, start from the mentality of the youths who
are not proactive, did not understand the responsibility of planning their
personal development, lack of religious education, friends'' influence and the
borderless information technology explosion.
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Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also YTSP chairman, also hoped the government
would tighten laws to prevent students from being exposed to elements which
could threaten harmony.
On the proposal of the government to allow students to bring cell phones to
school, he said it was a good move and had been implemented abroad.
He said the use of gadgets would help to mature the students while
cell phones were necessities for communication.
In conjunction with the ceremony, he also launched the school''s computer
laboratory and website.
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