Parents upset over PSLE book-burning 'celebration'

Parents upset over PSLE book-burning 'celebration'

SINGAPORE - A photo showing parents and their kids celebrating the end of the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) by burning their textbooks has triggered an intense debate online.

A reader notified the Shin Min Daily News to the photo circulating on Facebook. According to the reader, the book-burning celebration happened after the exams ended last Wednesday.

The photo shows a group of 10 adults and children gathered around a raging fire contained in a metal bin. Torn pages and pieces of paper could be seen strewn around the area.

A young boy standing near the bin can also be seen holding a Chinese textbook, looking like he was tearing pages from it.

The photo was shared multiple times on Facebook and debated fiercely on the kiasuparents.com forum, with many condeming the act.

According to Shin Min, a netizen saw the post circulating on Facebook with the caption: "Mothers are all very happy, fathers can finally play golf."

Expressing dismay at the parents' attitude, the netizen felt that parents were teaching their kids the wrong values.

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