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A screen grab of the statement which went viral.
A screen grab of the statement which went viral.
Children seen eating ice cream at Taman Rahmat, Pulau Kerengga, Marang. The Education Ministry denies issuing a statement for school closure in Johor, Malacca, Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu due to heat wave. Pix by ASWADI ALIAS.
Children seen eating ice cream at Taman Rahmat, Pulau Kerengga, Marang. The Education Ministry denies issuing a statement for school closure in Johor, Malacca, Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu due to heat wave. Pix by ASWADI ALIAS.

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry refuted claims that schools in Johor, Malacca, Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu will remain closed until March 22 due to heat wave.

Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said via his Facebook that the announcement made viral over social media was untrue.

“We did not issue any statement that schools will remain closed after the March school holiday period,” he said.

Mahdzir also attached a screen grab of the viral statement.

In the viral statement, parents were advised not to bring their children out from 12pm to 3pm as a result of the sun situated in line with the equator.

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