Tahfiz school defends warden, 'wanted to give second chance' - Malaysiakini (subscription)

The Johor religious school where an 11-year-old student had died allegedly due to abuse has defended the hiring of the suspect, an assistant warden with a prison record. Madrasah Tahfiz Al-Jauhar in Kota Tinggi, Johor, in a statement today said they ...

Parents see divine reasons for kids to go to tahfiz schools - Malaysiakini (subscription)

The death of 11-year-old Mohd Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi has put the spotlight on tahfiz schools - Islamic religious schools also known as 'sekolah pondok' - which have been common in the countryside but are gaining popularity in urban centres as well.