Parents can send kids to school without police permits

by S BIRRUNTHA/ pic by ARIF KARTONO

Parents no longer need to obtain permission letter from the police to send their children to school and they need to only show letters issued by schools if they are stopped at roadblocks, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

He added this includes parents who intend to cross district or state borders to send their children to boarding schools or hostels.

“The technical meeting has agreed to provide flexibility to parents across the state to send their children to school or hostel, for the school session which will begin on March 1.

“This matter has been discussed with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and I have just spoken to the chief police officer that this matter should be informed to the police in every district throughout the country,” he said in a press conference today.

The minister assured that there will be no issues in the area or in roadblocks when parents send their children back to school.