Adult pants, baby shoes for poor schoolchildren irks MP

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 20 Jan 2019, 11:18 am

A pair of long pants with a 38-inch waist and baby-sized shoes were among items received by students of two Chinese-type primary schools in Kuala Lumpur as part of a back-to-school assistance programme run by the Federal Territories Foundation.

Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng claimed that while the foundation – the welfare arm of the Federal Territories Ministry – had carried out the programme on an annual basis, this year was "an epic failure" due to delays, insufficient numbers and inaccurate sizes for various items.

"Since two months ago I kept chasing the foundation for updates, but they said the items were still being made in China...

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