"We were not burning textbooks, but only assessment papers and schoolwork, as they were the sources of stress. It wasn't because we're against learning, or that we are against knowledge or books," said Kiss92 DJ Arnold Gay. He has come under fire for organising the event for a group of 20 students and several of their parents last Saturday on a driveway outside his Katong home.
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Previously reported on Oct 8:
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 celebrations 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.