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jenad
06-01-2010, 08:14 PM
Thank you for visiting this thread and I assume that you do have a child studying in Lick Hung SS19.

I do have a kid in Year 2 this year. And he had been complaining that the price for the food in the school canteen had increase. I do not mind of price increase as long as it is still reasonable level. BUT!!!! one bowl of noodle they had increase from RM 0.60 to RM 1.00. That is 70% increase. This is mad. And worst, my kid who is in year 6 Lick Hung found out that the operator of the canteen had changed. The question is, does the changes of the operator affect the selling price in the canteen? Who actually is this current operator? Do they go through bidding or someone who are related to the school award them the jobs?

I am here to notify all the Lick Hung student's parents that you have and compulsary to pay extra monies to your kids in order to fill up their stomach and fill up the operator greeds.

Besides I hope that some of the PIBG committee members do click on this thread and start taking action on this matter. And I do remember that I have seen an article before the school starts telling that the canteen operators are not allowed to increase the food price as they like. This statement was made by the Ministry.

So as one of the parents of Lick Hung students, we would like to know what can we do to encounter this matter!

Kindly input some ideas so that other parents do know their rights of what to do next!

cskok8
06-01-2010, 09:04 PM
The youngest of my children had just left Lick Hung. The previous canteen operator has been around for at least 12 years. So far I have not heard of any complaints. Why the sudden change?

jenad
06-01-2010, 09:20 PM
The youngest of my children had just left Lick Hung. The previous canteen operator has been around for at least 12 years. So far I have not heard of any complaints. Why the sudden change?

I am not as lucky as you. I do have one on year 2. Still another 4 years to go. Totally agree with you. The previous canteen operator do not have any problem at all. Why sudden change? Only "Lick Hung"-"Peoples" know! And what make things more interesting is, price of food up 70%. Hoo..hoo... its Christmas again.. But one question is, do the salary of these school children parents goes up? Do you think this is proportionate with our living standard? Did the economy bounce back with the things increase of 70%? What happened to our society? What happen to our country guardian? What happen to the people who control those school canteens? Does these loose hand paid by our income tax payer? So many question marks!!!! Never ending... :o So much so little things, yet still out of control.

currymee
06-01-2010, 09:35 PM
What I heard (to be confirmed) from some veteran parents is that the change was as a result of complaints relating to the MONTHLY price increases, apparently was as high as RM65.00 per student by previous operator. I was told the new one charges RM50.00 per month. Then again, I have also heard that cronyism was involved ... well, gossips all over the place. Some parents it seems were happy and some weren't ....

fRaNkY
06-01-2010, 09:37 PM
You have choices.... eat there or bring your own food. Boycott the canteen :D

How much does it cost for two slice of bread with jam?

I saw many kids brings big bottle of plain water this afternoon....so does my kids.

When business is bad... they go bankrap... then change to a new one... thats revolution :D bloodless...

jenad
06-01-2010, 09:45 PM
Then again, I have also heard that cronyism was involved ... well, gossips all over the place. Some parents it seems were happy and some weren't ....

Do you think that parents who used to pay 60 cents last year and now they have to top up another 40 cents for a small bowl of noodle is happy? If so, I think the household of the family is very high income, not the ordinary average income like me. If I earn hundred of thousand a year, I will send my kids to private or international school and stop all the complaints.


You have choices.... eat there or bring your own food. Boycott the canteen :D

Franky, you are rite. Boycott the canteen. But by doing it by my only kid did not make any difference.

terisunny
06-01-2010, 10:31 PM
I've got 2 with many more years to go. My kids bring food from home most of the time as it's really difficult to buy food at the canteen with so many kids scrambling to buy. They prefer to eating quickly and then talk and play with friends. I really can't comment but my elder boy did say that food is more expensive. It's only 3rd day, guess I'll just have to ensure they hv food to bring each day.....

Lau_utlang
06-01-2010, 10:33 PM
My kid is in Std 3. I have never encourage her to buy any food from canteen. Besides price, its the lack for nutritional value.

Have been doing this with my other kids who studied there.

Kids been kids, once in a while they do buy. When it happens, I would make them compare prices with outside shops. slowly but surely, they will learn to value of money.

fRaNkY
06-01-2010, 10:41 PM
I gave them a choice.... gave them Rm2 a day with bread or foodstuff to bring along .... either spend all or save for their future.... so young and they are determing their future.... on their own.

Shaneburger
06-01-2010, 11:35 PM
I gave them a choice.... gave them Rm2 a day with bread or foodstuff to bring along .... either spend all or save for their future.... so young and they are determing their future.... on their own.

and people - this actually works :D

Hiliary
07-01-2010, 12:27 AM
I gave them a choice.... gave them Rm2 a day with bread or foodstuff to bring along .... either spend all or save for their future.... so young and they are determing their future.... on their own.

Same here, agree it works.
Kids need to learn value by themselves because telling them means nothing at all until they live it.

jan tomaswaki
07-01-2010, 07:22 AM
You have choices.... eat there or bring your own food. Boycott the canteen :When business is bad... they go bankrap... then change to a new one... thats revolution :D bloodless...
You boycot the canteen food, the HM will instruct all pupils will not allow to bring your own food becoz the food you bring already go stale and will coz stomache,they will phsyco your child.Didn't earlier i mention cronyism.The best thing to do now is attend the PIBG and vote out all previuos committee not even remain one !You'll should take the iniatiave to start the ball rolling.

msiablueskies
07-01-2010, 12:01 PM
You boycot the canteen food, the HM will instruct all pupils will not allow to bring your own food becoz the food you bring already go stale and will coz stomache,they will phsyco your child.Didn't earlier i mention cronyism.The best thing to do now is attend the PIBG and vote out all previuos committee not even remain one !You'll should take the iniatiave to start the ball rolling.

If you all plan to vote all of them out, do remember the number of teachers is quite alot, we must out number them ...this is min task to do, and of coz,
under whatever circumstances must remain united our cause need to be the same .
Our good fren Mr Simon have been doing this all this while but lack of strong backing, ended up like this. his children oredi no more in Lick hung this year.
so we need a leader ( of coz not me la :D ) back room operation need o start from now, be careful many parents doing spy job for the teacher to get extra mileage for their kids . :mad:

jan tomaswaki
07-01-2010, 12:10 PM
If you all plan to vote all of them out, do remember the number of teachers is quite alot, we must out number them ...this is min task to do, and of coz,.
Our good fren Mr Simon have been doing this all this while but lack of strong backing, ended up like this. his children oredi no more in Lick hung this year.
so we need a leader ( of coz not me la :D ) back room operation need o start from now, be careful many parents doing spy job for the teacher to get extra mileage for their kids . :mad:
Me too no more children in LH,don't worryof teachers outnumber parents as some teachers also support the parents.Mr Simon did alot for the school which they never recognise becoz of his confrontational character.Msiablueskies,you can lead the rest,don't be too kisau and kiasi,lead by example,proof me wrong!!

Rhiga
07-01-2010, 12:13 PM
If you all plan to vote all of them out, do remember the number of teachers is quite alot, we must out number them ...this is min task to do, and of coz,
under whatever circumstances must remain united our cause need to be the same .
Our good fren Mr Simon have been doing this all this while but lack of strong backing, ended up like this. his children oredi no more in Lick hung this year.
so we need a leader ( of coz not me la :D ) back room operation need o start from now, be careful many parents doing spy job for the teacher to get extra mileage for their kids . :mad:

School is a place for children to study and learn value. Period.

I am shocked to learn from this thread that teachers and parents have to put on masks to achieve their “goals” in a simple place called school.

QuietStorm
07-01-2010, 12:29 PM
School is a place for children to study and learn value. Period.

I am shocked to learn from this thread that teachers and parents have to put on masks to achieve their “goals” in a simple place called school.You said it, Sagamihara. I share your sentiments.

msiablueskies
07-01-2010, 01:15 PM
Me too no more children in LH,don't worryof teachers outnumber parents as some teachers also support the parents.Mr Simon did alot for the school which they never recognise becoz of his confrontational character.Msiablueskies,you can lead the rest,don't be too kisau and kiasi,lead by example,proof me wrong!!

tak boleh la Jan, bo kia bo kia la..just becoz job nature, out of subang.
"Kha Kha lai" :D

msiablueskies
07-01-2010, 01:30 PM
School is a place for children to study and learn value. Period.

I am shocked to learn from this thread that teachers and parents have to put on masks to achieve their “goals” in a simple place called school.

No la..we hv been keeping quiet all this while, we just feel something need to be done. That is why you can see here parents feeling.
BTW do your kid study in this or any school ?
( Sagamihara...Nihon jin desuka ? Are you japanese, so your kid sending to japanese school , so situation difference of coz :confused: )

Rhiga
07-01-2010, 01:41 PM
No la..we hv been keeping quiet all this while, we just feel something need to be done. That is why you can see here parents feeling.
BTW do your kid study in this or any school ?
( Sagamihara...Nihon jin desuka ? Are you japanese, so your kid sending to japanese school , so situation difference of coz :confused: )

Hi Blueskies,

Thanks for the clarification.

I just hope school can be kept as simple as it is for children without the complexity of adult jungle war.

I am a Malaysia Chikoku jin. I have spent some time in Sagamihara, located south-west of Tokyo, about an hour train trip to Tokyo.

I was Chinese educated and I sent my kid to one of the Chinese school in SJ.

msiablueskies
07-01-2010, 02:35 PM
Hi Blueskies,

Thanks for the clarification.

I just hope school can be kept as simple as it is for children without the complexity of adult jungle war.

I am a Malaysia Chikoku jin. I have spent some time in Sagamihara, located south-west of Tokyo, about an hour train trip to Tokyo.

I was Chinese educated and I sent my kid to one of the Chinese school in SJ.

Oh Sagamihara, nihongo deki masu ne :eek:
Anyway may be your child is currently study in LH, i hope you can find out more or "turun padang" to get a feel of yourself of what we been talking about , we need your support too ( instead of just using the remore control :D juz kidding )
God will help people who helps themself ! :p

jenad
07-01-2010, 04:58 PM
Ha...ha... msiablueskies you have just remind lots of people that, there is lot of parent are spying out there in order to get extra good treament from the teacher. What a shame on these parents. Sacrifice others in order to gain their own mileage. These people are living in the "Communistism" world. Their children will be following their own parents communist act attitude when they are grown. At that time they will feel the pay back of Karma. May god bless all these kids.

msiablueskies
07-01-2010, 06:01 PM
Ha...ha... msiablueskies you have just remind lots of people that, there is lot of parent are spying out there in order to get extra good treament from the teacher. What a shame on these parents. Sacrifice others in order to gain their own mileage. These people are living in the "Communistism" world. Their children will be following their own parents communist act attitude when they are grown. At that time they will feel the pay back of Karma. May god bless all these kids.

alamak jenad, jangan la so sensitive, atcually i was refering to the previous
run up to PIBG election, Simon did not do well due to the reason of number of parents out numbered by teachers. where did you get the understanding of parents looking for extra good treatment at the expense of childrens.
We are calling for the fair price treatment to all student including your current or future kids, and teachrs kids too !
you know well right monopoly situation like in Msia boleh land.
i am surprise of your commnet brader /sister :confused:

jan tomaswaki
08-01-2010, 06:40 AM
refering to the previous
run up to PIBG election, Simon did not do well due to the reason of number of parents out numbered by teachers. where did you get the understanding of parents looking for extra good treatment at the expense of childrens.
i am surprise of your commnet brader /sister :confused:
I was there for the last time,you are wrong,the parents outnumber teachers but looking at Simon confrontatioal character is a no-no to parents and all teachers.Jenad is correct,majority of all parents are actually looking extra good treatment at the expense of other chilren.Most parents you see there are kiasu

currymee
08-01-2010, 07:13 AM
Just an idea: Are there any term-limits for PIBG office-bearers? If not, then probably the first item for the AGM should be to limit it to 2-years, then one-year break, and if lucky, get re-elcted for another 2 consequtive years, so maximum, a well-supported and likeable person can serve as many 2-consequtive years, but with breaks every 2 years, so get fresh new blood and change. The only constant person should be the HM and deputy as secretaries to the PIBG, until they are no longer HM or deputy. Also, they should have on the AJK, one parent representing each Standard, hence the parents portion will be at least 50% of PIBG. My 2 cents - workable?

jan tomaswaki
08-01-2010, 11:08 AM
Just an idea: Are there any term-limits for PIBG office-bearers? If not, then probably the first item for the AGM should be to limit it to 2-years, then one-year break, and if lucky, get re-elcted for another 2 consequtive years, so maximum, a well-supported and likeable person can serve as many 2-consequtive years, but with breaks every 2 years, so get fresh new blood and change. The only constant person should be the HM and deputy as secretaries to the PIBG, until they are no longer HM or deputy. Also, they should have on the AJK, one parent representing each Standard, hence the parents portion will be at least 50% of PIBG. My 2 cents - workable?
You are 1blur sotong,HM is only the patron,no rights but can influnce lah.Yeah you are right,last time the pengerusi left and the next next (2 years later) he become pengerusi again!That is why i say cronyism :D :D

mWong
08-01-2010, 02:05 PM
In every PIBG meeting in my kids' school, the person who spoke most always get voted in as the Chairman.. :eek: Others who also speak up but not as much will definitely see them in the committee. This is probably because nobody knows anybody and it may be perceived as since you bring up some issues, you know what's going on in the school. Therefore, you are the right person to represent me. Some sour grapes will also say that since you have a big mouth, let you do the joblah.

Sometimes, you get the right person by voting this way, and sometimes not. Ever heard the saying, "empty vessel makes the most/loudest noise"? :D

Jenad and Currymee have the right idea starting the threads on Lick Hung. Besides clearing any concerns, it does let the parents to get to know each other. Then, you will know who has the calibre for the job of representing you in the PIBG.

Oogway
08-01-2010, 04:45 PM
Are the PIBG meetings conducted in Mandarin or English? If they are conducted in Mandarin, it would be quite difficult for non-Mandarin speakers to understand the discussions. Can parents still attend the PIBG meetings and bring up issues if they do state the issues in the PIBG form that are to be handed up prior to the meetings?

My sons are quite happy with the new canteen operator as they feel that there is more choice and they are getting better value for money. Since Lick Hung students have lunch in school more often than at home from Std 5 onwards, to have a good canteen operator is quite important. I have a major grouse as the students have to buy mineral/RO water from the canteen as the machine that sells water is no longer there or out of service. When the kids are in school from 7.00a.m. to 4.30p.m. nearly everyday, they need a lot of water and it is quite heavy to lug 2 litres of water to school everyday.

sAndY.ong
15-01-2010, 08:01 AM
What I heard (to be confirmed) from some veteran parents is that the change was as a result of complaints relating to the MONTHLY price increases, apparently was as high as RM65.00 per student by previous operator. I was told the new one charges RM50.00 per month. Then again, I have also heard that cronyism was involved ... well, gossips all over the place. Some parents it seems were happy and some weren't ....


As far as I know, the previous operator charged RM 80 for two months, meaning one month is RM 40, which is cheaper than the new operator and there is no payment for November to cover the holidays during the 10 months. This is from a parent who have 2 kids that have left Lick Hung.

hmm..maybe cronyism do involved...who knows...

Big M
15-01-2010, 10:26 AM
I think one needs to be rational on this issue. RM1 for a bowl of noodle or RM2 for a set meal is pretty cheap by today's standard. The canteen operator needs to cover a lot of expenses to operate, including rental and its workers' salary.

tupai
15-01-2010, 12:54 PM
Actually I am duh #1BLUR SOTONG with all these happenings in LH. Well, i participated in a number of PTA meetings ..and yes, i know that Simon is a very helpful volunteer with abrasive yet str84ward manner. BUT i swear on my goldfish's grave thaty i didnt know the behind the scenes of any misconducts...

But when it comes to issue of any discontentment or untowardly and unbecoming of teacher's behavior to my child...BY JOVE! the sky will fall on the recalcitrant teacher's head and Thor shalt strike a bolt on the HM!
Which it happened lah a couple of time...

My child used to say for a number of years in a row : "Pa, my teacher is very scare of you!" :D
and the teacher had said a number to my child: "Si-leow,si-leow...lai-leow, lai leow' when i make appointment to meet up :D

My child is now for 1 so we moved on...but parents with kids there should stand up,be counted AND ACT! and not just do the Royal Rumble in forum.

Yang Boleh ajar sama dia latotupai

p/s my child's achievement? Ok lah..1B in 'chwore-wern' mandarin comprehension (?). The rest? standard lah for LH. :D :p :p

jan tomaswaki
15-01-2010, 01:00 PM
I think one needs to be rational on this issue. RM1 for a bowl of noodle or RM2 for a set meal is pretty cheap by today's standard. The canteen operator needs to cover a lot of expenses to operate, including rental and its workers' salary.
Hello fren,previously the noodle was 60sen,you must understand there are about 5,600 small angels patronising there.Anywhere in the world a canteen operator be it MNC,Gomen canteen,school canteen food must be cheap.Once i was in a MNC factory in Shah Alam,a cup of Nescafe O cost 30 sen.As basic expenses for L/H canteen i think it's minimal/

jenad
15-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Hello fren,previously the noodle was 60sen,you must understand there are about 5,600 small angels patronising there.Anywhere in the world a canteen operator be it MNC,Gomen canteen,school canteen food must be cheap.Once i was in a MNC factory in Shah Alam,a cup of Nescafe O cost 30 sen.As basic expenses for L/H canteen i think it's minimal/

Hey Tom, you had just highlighted what is actually happening here! This is what I would like to bring up. For me the price increase from 60cents to 80cents still acceptable. Come on, how much do you expect the standard 1 and 2 school children to bring to school.!.. As complaint from my kids, the previous operator sells at 60cents. And the bowl of noodle are more than what they are selling now. And yet the price shot up 70%. Ha..ha.. this is where all the LH student's parents create a millionaire from as simple as a bowl of noodle...

jan tomaswaki
15-01-2010, 02:36 PM
Hey Tom, you had just highlighted what is actually happening here! This is what I would like to bring up. For me the price increase from 60cents to 80cents still acceptable. Come on, how much do you expect the standard 1 and 2 school children to bring to school.!.. As complaint from my kids, the previous operator sells at 60cents. And the bowl of noodle are more than what they are selling now. And yet the price shot up 70%. Ha..ha.. this is where all the LH student's parents create a millionaire from as simple as a bowl of noodle...
What can you do ? During PIBG AGM all parents chicken out :eek: :eek: don't dare to bring the issue out as scare being target by guru-guru.That's what i say - KIASU :mad:

tupai
16-01-2010, 05:12 PM
What can you do ? During PIBG AGM all parents chicken out :eek: :eek: don't dare to bring the issue out as scare being target by guru-guru.That's what i say - KIASU :mad:

Then they will deservingly reap what they sow...hiding behind and not stepping forward to correct injustice/malpractice etcetc is atypical for many...Sedih tapi benar.

Yang Best served cold latotupai :D

p/s My child most feared person is ME! :D scare of the guruguru? hahhahah...eaten a few for breakfast plus 2 HMs too...they'r lucky their heads not served cold to MoE for lunch! :p

jan tomaswaki
21-01-2010, 12:48 PM
My neighbour son told me that some of their classmates ate bird nest for desert during lunch before continue the extra class. :eek: :D :confused: :mad:

currymee
21-01-2010, 02:59 PM
My neighbour son told me that some of their classmates ate bird nest for desert during lunch before continue the extra class. :eek: :D :confused: :mad:

I guess, some kids are just lucky to have well-to-do parents .... while others make do with what they have got/afford ... a hot mug of Milo will have just the same effect in perking the kids up for round 2 :D

Naka
21-01-2010, 03:21 PM
My neighbour son told me that some of their classmates ate bird nest for desert during lunch before continue the extra class. :eek: :D :confused: :mad:

Some 'bird nest' went through a few undesirable process and may not be necessary good.

Sentinel
21-01-2010, 03:38 PM
Hey Tom, you had just highlighted what is actually happening here! This is what I would like to bring up. For me the price increase from 60cents to 80cents still acceptable. Come on, how much do you expect the standard 1 and 2 school children to bring to school.!.. As complaint from my kids, the previous operator sells at 60cents. And the bowl of noodle are more than what they are selling now. And yet the price shot up 70%. Ha..ha.. this is where all the LH student's parents create a millionaire from as simple as a bowl of noodle...A hefty 70% increase in price and the parents of the students tak berani bising at the recent PIBG meeting? They are kiasu alright...

jan tomaswaki
21-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Some 'bird nest' went through a few undesirable process and may not be necessary good.
Ada class mah !

fongkimseng
21-01-2010, 09:12 PM
My daughter-in-law today complained to me that the Lick Hung school asked for parents' financial details and I asked for what? :confused: In all my years as an ex-teacher, that is of no concern to us, makes me wonder what the school is up to ?

currymee
21-01-2010, 10:11 PM
My daughter-in-law today complained to me that the Lick Hung school asked for parents' financial details and I asked for what? :confused: In all my years as an ex-teacher, that is of no concern to us, makes me wonder what the school is up to ?

Maybe it is working on a need-to-know basis and parents don't need to know ... :mad: A short note would have been helpful.

Jeyanthy
21-01-2010, 10:43 PM
Thank you for visiting this thread and I assume that you do have a child studying in Lick Hung SS19.


My kids are not studying in Lick Hung but forumers who were in another thread regarding traffic have some suggestions regarding the traffic flow in Lick Hung. Hopefully one of you will find it useful and bring it up to the authorities i.e. school admin and MPSJ to help you out. We have also highlighted this in Rajiv's thread.

Forumer Hillary's (most) and my suggestions (few):
I watch the jam while i eat my breakfast, sometimes i watch the jam if i have a drink in the afternoon. What really annoys me are parents who take shortcuts in the wrong direction (turn left after 99) and those who have to wait outside the school until their kids are out of sight before driving off (after the kids are through the gate).

Surely some smart school official can workout a good system for loading and unloading?

Some suggestions:
1. If the traffic light at 19/6 allowed right turns, and the lane by 99 had its direction reversed for a few hours each day, that would give people a choice of two easy exits from the area, turn left at Shell or right at 99. This way you could have three lanes of cars turning left while the green light is on for right turns.

2. Get all drivers to put in the children's bags in or out of car so that loading and unloading time is reduced and traffic flows quickly.

3. Have 2 lanes of cars unloading with a teacher or guard controlling traffic at each gate.

4. Work out how to get cars into the area slowly and out of the area fast. Perhaps you can put cones up at the corner before school so cars enter the school area in single file and exit in two directions mentioned in (1). One school guard at the cones should be enough, and a large sign thats says "No horn or cutting in, be quiet and patient"



It would work if people want it to work. ;)

jan tomaswaki
21-01-2010, 11:06 PM
My daughter-in-law today complained to me that the Lick Hung school asked for parents' financial details and I asked for what? :confused: In all my years as an ex-teacher, that is of no concern to us, makes me wonder what the school is up to ?
During my daughter time, the teacher ask "who stay in banglow hse or s/d pls hands up" the rest were confuse :confused: :confused: Tell you one thing ,bluff them you are a PJK/AMN with an income of RM25K leave your h/p no. and your child will be untouchables :D

jan tomaswaki
21-01-2010, 11:11 PM
[QUOTE=Jeyanthy]My kids are not studying in Lick Hung but forumers who were in another thread regarding traffic have some suggestions regarding the traffic flow in Lick Hung. Hopefully one of you will find it useful and bring it up to the authorities i.e. school admin and MPSJ to help you out. We have also highlighted this in Rajiv's thread.

Since your kids are not in L/H ,no worry lah.! actually the traffic disperse very fast.Don't beilive me?Afternoon session finish school at 6.30pm in just 15min.L/Hung is like a ghost town as parents are very clever at moving the cars fast.Most probably don't want to miss the NTV7 news or TVB series :D :D

zinglicious
22-01-2010, 05:10 AM
During my daughter time, the teacher ask "who stay in banglow hse or s/d pls hands up" the rest were confuse :confused: :confused: Tell you one thing ,bluff them you are a PJK/AMN with an income of RM25K leave your h/p no. and your child will be untouchables :D

I would tell them my Dad is with the MACC if I am studying there. Dont play play or something would be thrown out of the building.:D

jenad
22-01-2010, 05:02 PM
I would tell them my Dad is with the MACC if I am studying there. Dont play play or something would be thrown out of the building.:D

Ya, must go change my job now. Then I can throw ppl out of bldg.... :p

currymee
22-01-2010, 05:08 PM
I would tell them my Dad is with the MACC if I am studying there. Dont play play or something would be thrown out of the building.:D

Don't do that -lah :p Zing, it will be embarrassing for all the young kids to see their "lau see" pee in their pants/skirts !! :D

fulltime mom
24-01-2010, 09:14 PM
Thank you for visiting this thread and I assume that you do have a child studying in Lick Hung SS19.

I do have a kid in Year 2 this year. And he had been complaining that the price for the food in the school canteen had increase. I do not mind of price increase as long as it is still reasonable level. BUT!!!! one bowl of noodle they had increase from RM 0.60 to RM 1.00. That is 70% increase. This is mad. And worst, my kid who is in year 6 Lick Hung found out that the operator of the canteen had changed. The question is, does the changes of the operator affect the selling price in the canteen? Who actually is this current operator? Do they go through bidding or someone who are related to the school award them the jobs?

I am here to notify all the Lick Hung student's parents that you have and compulsary to pay extra monies to your kids in order to fill up their stomach and fill up the operator greeds.

Besides I hope that some of the PIBG committee members do click on this thread and start taking action on this matter. And I do remember that I have seen an article before the school starts telling that the canteen operators are not allowed to increase the food price as they like. This statement was made by the Ministry.

So as one of the parents of Lick Hung students, we would like to know what can we do to encounter this matter!

Kindly input some ideas so that other parents do know their rights of what to do next!

I understand though, that the bowl of noodles is more than the 60 sen serving last year.

fRaNkY
24-01-2010, 10:11 PM
quick question, did anyone of you ate at the canteen last year? Ate again this year...
No? So all the argue is hearsay... :D include mine. All based on our kids comment. time to make yr kids food to bring and move on... Oso more halthier.. No msg
d Rather than to debate expensive or not

jan tomaswaki
25-01-2010, 10:31 AM
To clear all your negative comments about the canteen.Met the chairman B of governers. Information give to me.....
1) previous owner closed by MPSJ for dirtiness ( maybe some kids got food poisoning)
2) Most probably Indo no work permit after asking to show proof for 3 years
3) Food cook by Indo. which strongly object by school.
4) Food sold now are of better quality,bigger portion compare last time ( parents pls check....regularly
5) ........better not tell......

tupai
25-01-2010, 11:35 AM
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5) ........better not tell......

Bro, better not tell? macam tu also got 1?

Then better NOT post lah. SInce my child not there anymore, its no longer my kay-poitic...else, I will expose all, including the soiled panties and boxers, if any! :eek:

Parents with kids in LH shouldnt just sit still and let others do the work. Education aside, Your child's health is also at stake here. Xyah cakap lah..

Yang Bo-chap LH anymore latotupai

jan tomaswaki
25-01-2010, 02:33 PM
Bro, better not tell? macam tu also got 1?

Parents with kids in LH shouldnt just sit still and let others do the work. Education aside, Your child's health is also at stake here. Xyah cakap lah..

Yang Bo-chap LH anymore latotupai
Can, no problem but on book ex.day inclusive of some juicy....fruits.I'll bring a bottle of chardonnay...(s.Africa)You must make sure don't call a lawyer to issue a injunction.... :D

sAndY.ong
26-01-2010, 05:16 PM
1) previous owner closed by MPSJ for dirtiness ( maybe some kids got food poisoning)

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As far as i know, it was not closed by MPSJ but the jabatan kesihatan kelana jaya due to the fact that one worker did not went for the kursus. The mark needed is 70 but just because the worker have not go for the kursus, the canteen got 67.5 marks and was closed.



3) Food cook by Indo. which strongly object by school.


Wherever you go also food cooked by indon, even your house or coffee shop. I understand how all these canteen works and in order to deal with such big numbers of students, they need worker's help. And i can say that those workers are just to assist those canteen operator so I dun think this makes sense.



4) Food sold now are of better quality,bigger portion compare last time ( parents pls check....regularly
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From what I heard, there have been alot complaints from students about the new canteen operator's services and food. I think parents need to check with their kids.



why do i know so much? :D i know la... :cool:

sAndY.ong
26-01-2010, 07:49 PM
A hefty 70% increase in price and the parents of the students tak berani bising at the recent PIBG meeting? They are kiasu alright...


hmm remember early this year our Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong just said canteen operator cannot simply increase food prices? I wonder does he know about this case in Lick Hung..

jan tomaswaki
26-01-2010, 10:13 PM
[QUOTE=sAndY.ong]
Since you are so pandai or connected,just one question,how the workers go to khusus where the workers have no permit and buta huruf?

Wherever you go also food cooked by indon, even your house or coffee shop. I understand how all these canteen works and in order to deal with such big numbers of students, they need worker's help. And i can say that those workers are just to assist those canteen operator so I dun think this makes sense.

I cannot a maid like you and i don't eat what any of my friend maid cook,maybe you should look to Rest.Hock Hin,did you see any maid cook?.

tell you more on this subject later as i need to catch a flight early morning ,good n...i..g..h...zzzzzzzzzz

jenad
27-01-2010, 02:18 PM
Wah... got so many version eh... So who actually close down the previous operator? As what I know, the foods are really cook by those indon that they employ. Visa or kursus, I do not know! But lets look back and count by yourself. Out of 10 foreign workers in USJ, I think only 2 got visa and of course non of them go to kursus. Most of the restaurant food was cooked by those foreign, not to mentioned only indon. Taipan, USJ 8 and most of the hawkers was man by foreigner. So will MPSJ raid them and ask them to go kursus... maybe go cooking class too....:) Answer is no! Why? Cannot tell lar... :rolleyes: ;) Lets put an eye to this existing canteen operator. I believe one day they will let their foreigner worker to cook for them...cut cost mah... and the boss need to relax bit mah...aiya hope that the canteen operator know how to go online and click at usj.com.my and surf this thread. Can someone please go tell this operator that lots of people are talking bout them.... :D Then the operator do not have much choice than improve the way they operate....Same time let the headmaster know there is such forum too... just to give them bit of pressure.

jan tomaswaki
27-01-2010, 04:42 PM
If i were the HM,the first thing the tender for canteen,he must tell the canteen operator that "this is the price i want for the food, can you do it?He must control the operator not vice versa.Anyway the operator is formally from Han Ming,as the HM previously from there also :confused: :eek:

sAndY.ong
27-01-2010, 06:40 PM
haha but how do you know they don't have permit.

Anyways like what jenad said, most of the hawkers was cooked by foreign. I take back my word, not everywhere you go but most of the places you go :D

ohhh so now both the operator and HM also from Han Ming...hmm...is there something fishy goin on? :eek: also why didn't the HM control the prices??I wonder how the current one won the tender with such a high price...hmm.. :confused:

jenad
27-01-2010, 09:28 PM
I am suprise that this thread can stay at the main page for so long. That reflected that, there is lot of parents do care what is happening in the school which their kid are in. Thumbs up for caring parents.

I do not know where Han Ming is. And I do not know why the headmaster left that place. And I dont even know why this operator do not stay at Han Ming and be a loyal fan to this existing HM. The most things I do not know is whether the fishes that this canteen sell do smells "FISHY" not. As common sense, there should be a great story behind this "SPECIAL" project. Only the guy who sell fish and the fisherman knows it all.

currymee
27-01-2010, 09:32 PM
FYI - SJKC Han Ming is the biggest Chinese primary school in Puchong at Batu 14 on the way to Cyberjaya - student population is bigger than Lick Hung - about 14-15 classes per standard of 50-55 students each :eek:

jenad
27-01-2010, 09:50 PM
FYI - SJKC Han Ming is the biggest Chinese primary school in Puchong at Batu 14 on the way to Cyberjaya - student population is bigger than Lick Hung - about 14-15 classes per standard of 50-55 students each :eek:
Since the population is higher than LH, then why this operator prefer LH then the previous gold mine? Must be this operator did something wrong leh....

trex92
27-01-2010, 11:04 PM
i dunno what's to say about RM1 for a bowl of noodles. Back in my schooling days (in Seremban mind you), a bowl of noodles were already RM0.50 so from then till now, a 100% increase is fair in my books (something like 3.5% inflation over the years).

Also it is not just about the costs, I can even make a bowl of noodles for maybe RM0.20 but would it be healthy for our kids? Definitely a resounding NO... Payless get less, pay more get more that's the fact of life and moreover it's just RM1. How many times have we splurge on expensive items without a thought, a RM100 plus dinner, a 42" LCD TV, an expensive holiday, a jug of beer etc.

As jan tomaswaki mentioned, don't just believe in hearsay, it could just be one side of the story. Parents, I am sure you want the better for your kids and if the better means paying a negligible RM0.40 more, why not? The saying penny wise pound foolish comes into mind...

We can't compare a school's canteen with a canteen in a factory of an MNC company. The food in a factory canteen is subsidised by the company but a school's canteen is not...

jan tomaswaki
28-01-2010, 07:57 AM
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We can't compare a school's canteen with a canteen in a factory of an MNC company. The food in a factory canteen is subsidised by the company but a school's canteen is not...
As far as i know , factory canteen are not subsidise but they give you free rental,electricity,cooking utensils,plates,cups ,washerwoman etc....all you have to do is to sell at cheap price.Don't beilive me ? just ask the fat lady selling melaka style meehoon in a coffee shop in USJ 14,she was invited to operate a cateen in Honda service centre in Taman Industri Subang,after some time she said boring...zzzzzzz

driftingrover
28-01-2010, 09:03 AM
i

Also it is not just about the costs, I can even make a bowl of noodles for maybe RM0.20
...


would love to learn how u r able to make a bowl of noodles for that price??

jan tomaswaki
28-01-2010, 09:20 AM
would love to learn how u r able to make a bowl of noodles for that price??
can buy from market for 30gm then put hot water,soya sauce & oil,then stir only :D :D

trex92
28-01-2010, 11:22 PM
As far as i know , factory canteen are not subsidise but they give you free rental,electricity,cooking utensils,plates,cups ,washerwoman etc....all you have to do is to sell at cheap price.Don't beilive me ? just ask the fat lady selling melaka style meehoon in a coffee shop in USJ 14,she was invited to operate a cateen in Honda service centre in Taman Industri Subang,after some time she said boring...zzzzzzz

i was with samsung finance, so we made the payments based on number of employee meals per month. Employees pay a minimal RM2 for each meal and would swipe their employee cards when they pay. Based on the no. of swipes per month, company tops up additional RM2.50 per swipe...

trex92
28-01-2010, 11:30 PM
would love to learn how u r able to make a bowl of noodles for that price??

you know those bulk packed plain instant noodles (the sort without seasoning whatsoever)? Cooked in water without anything else (maybe with some old chicken bones/carcass as stock and get some discarded veggie from the market) :D :D :D I didn't say it would be tasty or healthy but what I was trying to say is that it can be done, regardless of whether healthy or tasty or not...

Think back to your schooling days, how much did a meal cost then? Then calculate how many years since then and compare the inflation rate % yourself.

Also bear in mind, an increase from RM0.01 to RM0.03 is a staggering 200% increase when you just look at the % but when you look at the increase in absolute value ie RM0.02, what is it? :D it's a no brainer...

driftingrover
29-01-2010, 09:30 AM
you know those bulk packed plain instant noodles (the sort without seasoning whatsoever)? Cooked in water without anything else (maybe with some old chicken bones/carcass as stock and get some discarded veggie from the market) :D :D :D I didn't say it would be tasty or healthy but what I was trying to say is that it can be done, regardless of whether healthy or tasty or not...

...

now it seem my kids would prefer that 20cts to the bowl of noodle

Oogway
26-03-2010, 12:05 PM
When is the Lick Hung PIBG?

birdy
26-03-2010, 01:10 PM
When is the Lick Hung PIBG?
The PIBG meeting is on this Sunday at 10am.

Please read this post : http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showpost.php?p=419394&postcount=510

jan tomaswaki
26-03-2010, 01:46 PM
[QUOTE=birdy]The PIBG meeting is on this Sunday at 10am.

Very clever and cunning way to held PIBG this week as most ppl go away for cheng Beng and they will give excuse last day for PIBG meeting for yr end.Every yr is also like that.Sumore normally give 14 days notice and accounts also give you last minute so that you cannot object. :mad: :mad:

birdy
26-03-2010, 02:28 PM
[QUOTE=birdy]The PIBG meeting is on this Sunday at 10am.

Very clever and cunning way to held PIBG this week as most ppl go away for cheng Beng and they will give excuse last day for PIBG meeting for yr end.Every yr is also like that.Sumore normally give 14 days notice and accounts also give you last minute so that you cannot object. :mad: :mad:
Cheng Beng is 10 days before and after mah ... moreover the actual day of cheng beng is on 5/4/2010. So, I don't think they do that on purpose, do they? :rolleyes: Maybe they want to avoid MCA politicians? Hahahhah

currymee
26-03-2010, 05:04 PM
[QUOTE=birdy]The PIBG meeting is on this Sunday at 10am.

Very clever and cunning way to held PIBG this week as most ppl go away for cheng Beng and they will give excuse last day for PIBG meeting for yr end.Every yr is also like that.Sumore normally give 14 days notice and accounts also give you last minute so that you cannot object. :mad: :mad:

Jan,

Are you still a "shareholder" (parents of schoolkids) of SJKC Lick Hung? If yes, we can lobby for them to release the accounts in the future online at least 14 days in advance for scrutiny.

fRaNkY
27-03-2010, 09:45 AM
Jan,

Are you still a "shareholder" (parents of schoolkids) of SJKC Lick Hung? If yes, we can lobby for them to release the accounts in the future online at least 14 days in advance for scrutiny.


:eek: :eek: :eek: guess some poor teacher is struggling to figure up what is debit and credit as you are reading this :D

If I am not wrong, the accounts take turn among the teacher... whether got accounting knowledge or not... as for the teacher appointed, I can trust her or him, as the spending is signed by at least, 2 teachers, one being the leader (?), Receipts and invoices are well kept. The transaction is not many, probably can be read within an hour, provided you have some accounting knowledge. But then, things can change... There is also an auditor appointed to audit the accounts.

As this is not a publisted listed company, it does not have to be published "online".

What I can suggest is for a parents with accounting knowledge be appointed as independant auditor.

Hiliary
27-03-2010, 12:45 PM
[QUOTE=birdy]The PIBG meeting is on this Sunday at 10am.

Very clever and cunning way to held PIBG this week as most ppl go away for cheng Beng and they will give excuse last day for PIBG meeting for yr end.Every yr is also like that.Sumore normally give 14 days notice and accounts also give you last minute so that you cannot object. :mad: :mad:

my better half says she got a letter about the meeting date at least 10 days ago

zinglicious
27-03-2010, 03:46 PM
[QUOTE=birdy]The PIBG meeting is on this Sunday at 10am.

Very clever and cunning way to held PIBG this week as most ppl go away for cheng Beng and they will give excuse last day for PIBG meeting for yr end.Every yr is also like that.Sumore normally give 14 days notice and accounts also give you last minute so that you cannot object. :mad: :mad:

That's how we trained the future leaders, start them right up from the school. :eek:

currymee
27-03-2010, 06:41 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: guess some poor teacher is struggling to figure up what is debit and credit as you are reading this :D

If I am not wrong, the accounts take turn among the teacher... whether got accounting knowledge or not... as for the teacher appointed, I can trust her or him, as the spending is signed by at least, 2 teachers, one being the leader (?), Receipts and invoices are well kept. The transaction is not many, probably can be read within an hour, provided you have some accounting knowledge. But then, things can change... There is also an auditor appointed to audit the accounts.

As this is not a publisted listed company, it does not have to be published "online".

What I can suggest is for a parents with accounting knowledge be appointed as independant auditor.

Good points to note - thanks Franky :) Yes, I did see in the Agenda for the appointment of two internal auditors. I wonder if we are dealing with a lot of money ???, IMHO, if more than RM1million, then best to also get an independent auditor as well, don't play-play - that's a lot of money .... :eek:

fRaNkY
27-03-2010, 08:48 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: guess some poor teacher is struggling to figure up what is debit and credit as you are reading this :D

If I am not wrong, the accounts take turn among the teacher... whether got accounting knowledge or not... as for the teacher appointed, I can trust her or him, as the spending is signed by at least, 2 teachers, one being the leader (?), Receipts and invoices are well kept. The transaction is not many, probably can be read within an hour, provided you have some accounting knowledge. But then, things can change... There is also an auditor appointed to audit the accounts.

As this is not a publisted listed company, it does not have to be published "online".

What I can suggest is for a parents with accounting knowledge be appointed as independant auditor.

My mistake. There is another account where the expenses like renovation, works, canteen appointments, etc... that one u should really look at... the BIG one...

For this account there is external auditor.... cant remember the name... look out for it... and post here

fRaNkY
27-03-2010, 08:55 PM
Very clever and cunning way to held PIBG this week as most ppl go away for cheng Beng

Ching Ming is 5/4, and we did ours 2 weeks ago... CM is next week... MCA also can have election...So many wont turn up? For MCA election and LH PIBG? :D

Like that also can be issue....

Anyway, heard 5/4 no school for LH. kalimee... can relax for the say! :D

jan tomaswaki
29-03-2010, 08:49 AM
Jan,

Are you still a "shareholder" (parents of schoolkids) of SJKC Lick Hung? If yes, we can lobby for them to release the accounts in the future online at least 14 days in advance for scrutiny.
Sorry,mate i'm no more shareholder.How to looby,where they(HM) have their own Cai DAN (menu).All teachers have to follow the' cai dan' :eek: Don't think only MCA have this,PIBG also got leh :D :mad:

currymee
29-03-2010, 09:02 AM
Sorry,mate i'm no more shareholder.How to looby,where they(HM) have their own Cai DAN (menu).All teachers have to follow the' cai dan' :eek: Don't think only MCA have this,PIBG also got leh :D :mad:

It is so obvious and blatant that I was stunned to see, went out to toilet and when I came back ready to cast my votes etc all REELECTED liow - in less than 15 minutes !!! :eek: (or maybe a few minutes longer as I could not find the toilets hahahaha .... ) :rolleyes:

BTW, I noticed that for every parent that ask/query anything, they are openly asked to state their full name, child's name, class etc .... I bet that scared the sh*t out of many parents for fear of "reprisals" - which I like to believe does not happen ....

jan tomaswaki
29-03-2010, 10:07 AM
It is so obvious and blatant that I was stunned to see, went out to toilet and when I came back ready to cast my votes etc all REELECTED liow - in less than 15 minutes !!! :eek: (or maybe a few minutes longer as I could not find the toilets hahahaha .... ) :rolleyes:

BTW, I noticed that for every parent that ask/query anything, they are openly asked to state their full name, child's name, class etc .... I bet that scared the sh*t out of many parents for fear of "reprisals" - which I like to believe does not happen ....
So you went to the meeting,and you see they are worst than Gestapo. :mad: Actually parents need not fear as more fear makes them more brave.Did you know before the former HM left,it has more than RM500K,but now...... :( Did they report the recycle program-paper lama which your child needs to bring to school,say 1kg per child=3.5tons,where did the money go?The fun fair last year how many number of tickets did they sell?No record becoz,tickets no number :eek:

Oogway
29-03-2010, 03:52 PM
No, the recycling and the proceeds from the fun fair were not specifically reported and not sure whether it is classified under some of the other collections. Should highlight this next year.

The procedures for attending the PIBG meetings are strict, they asked to to see the parent's IC!

As for taking down the names of the parents asking the questions, it would appear to me that they care more about taking down the details of the parents and kids than they care about the questions. They should not worry about the identity of the parents asking the questions as they have already established/checked the identities of the parents who are attending.

Can anyone give some feedback on how the PIBG meetings in other SJKC are conducted? I was told that some of the PIBG meetings are conducted in both English and Chinese. If someone can confirm this, we can make a collective request for it to be conducted in both languages next year.

birdy
29-03-2010, 04:03 PM
Can anyone give some feedback on how the PIBG meetings in other SJKC are conducted? I was told that some of the PIBG meetings are conducted in both English and Chinese. If someone can confirm this, we can make a collective request for it to be conducted in both languages next year.
If it were to be conducted in both languages, a 2.5 hours meeting could possibly stretch till 4 hrs! I would prefer it to conduct in English since it is recognized that English is use as International language in business communication. They should respect that there are many parents who don't understand mandarin.

tupai
29-03-2010, 04:10 PM
u can always remind the HM Mr Tan on his first PIBG meeting where he specifically said "This is the first time where I have to open&conduct a pibg meeting in english' ~ he came from puchong before.

I was 1 of those vocal enuff to ask for the mtg to be in english.
Ditto those interested to hold post in the committee, they 'sold' themselves to us parents in english & mandarin.

I reminded the whole committee, Hm and teachers themselves to dmit that the students themselves are speaking english in the canteen and corridors.

Mr Tan's 1st year was ok. All my meetings with the HMs, Asst Hm, teachers in the 6 years had been in English. they were all given a choice of
- English
- Hokkien
- Bahasa Malaysia
- logak kelate
- french
- german
- and finally the long-forgotten F-language. Dofo youfou unfunderferstandftand? :D

I didnt have any issues with 'em running then...I took in good faith that the committee and HM are honest people. Else, After i am done with 'em at the basement, God/Buddha/Allah/Mighty Nibokanizer will take them to level 2. Dont playplay.

Last word. YOU parents with kids in LH must play a role. Dont be a chicken. it doesnt matter they know your name, your mykad, your kid's name, class, the color of your underwear,...They shouldnt frighten u.
They don't frighten me. No sirree. Not 1 itsy-tiny weenie bit!

Yang Berkhidmat until '09 latotupai

p/s In fact, the class teacher will always tell my kid : "ser-leow, ser-leow, nie papa lai leow!" :eek: ANd at 1time, the discipline teacher was shielded/hidden from me for his unfair treatment to the kids... :cool:

Oh! did i tell ya, my kiddo got 6As 1B? hahahaha...and always 'ponteng' class too! "#1 in absent days" said the teacher!! HAHAHAHHA!

currymee
29-03-2010, 04:19 PM
Tupai,

Thanks for the good points and advices - noted :) First time dealing with SJKC LH, still blur-blur and getting a better picture from yesterday - just now as I drop my son off to school, I saw Simon (the traffic volunteer) talking to a parent regarding yesterday's PIBG, really loud across the whole main road/gate - cannot help to overhear. Seems like a good guy but lots of pent-up frustrations with LH mgmt - wonder why? :confused:

tupai
29-03-2010, 04:33 PM
Tupai,

Thanks for the good points and advices - noted :) First time dealing with SJKC LH, still blur-blur and getting a better picture from yesterday - just now as I drop my son off to school, I saw Simon (the traffic volunteer) talking to a parent regarding yesterday's PIBG, really loud across the whole main road/gate - cannot help to overhear. Seems like a good guy but lots of pent-up frustrations with LH mgmt - wonder why? :confused:

Mr Simon Khoo had been a volunteer lollipopman for many years. He is loud, str84ward, brash (maybe even abrasive) and speaks his mind.
I voted for him but as usual during the AGM, many parents take the easy tutup1mata/too busy/no time/dont care/too chicken and 'only bitch away' approach.
Simon can never command enuff votes to be elected in...the en-bloc votes will always win if you PARENTS are chicken poo scary cat! :eek:

Do the right thing and DONT be afraid! Mismanagement of pibg and its funds (if any), MUST be addressed by the present set of parents...or else suck it up and SHADDUP! :mad:

Yang Bo-chup now latotupai

p/s LH is a good school and inspite of the previous dragon Hmistress' approaches, my kiddo is still in 'luv' with LH and the teachers. :) BTW, mr Tan has a more laid back approach...a pussy cat if u ask me. :p

fRaNkY
29-03-2010, 09:30 PM
jenad raised the canteen issue?

currymee
29-03-2010, 11:01 PM
jenad raised the canteen issue?

If my "50% short of a full tank" Mandarin serves me correctly :rolleyes: , I think the HM answered all the issues in his speech and the agenda item for issues became a "matters arising" discussion .... I only recall the toilet issue being mentioned - apparently, an annually recurring unsolveable issue hahahaa .... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

birdy
30-03-2010, 08:02 AM
Ya... canteen was explained by the HM. He claimed that 5 operators submitted the tender but the previous operator was not considered b'coz of hygiene issues. Then he went on further to explain why current operator was chosen and why the price is much more expensive then previous operator. ;) Franky, you didn't attend the PIBG?

akiyoshi
30-03-2010, 09:21 AM
Ya... canteen was explained by the HM. He claimed that 5 operators submitted the tender but the previous operator was not considered b'coz of hygiene issues. Then he went on further to explain why current operator was chosen and why the price is much more expensive then previous operator. ;) Franky, you didn't attend the PIBG?

birdy, so what was HM's explanation ? Cost increased ? Petrol increased ? Time to revise price after many years, any comparison with other schools given ? This contractor came from Han Ming, HM's former school.

birdy
30-03-2010, 12:01 PM
birdy, so what was HM's explanation ? Cost increased ? Petrol increased ? Time to revise price after many years, any comparison with other schools given ? This contractor came from Han Ming, HM's former school.
The HM explained that the cost increased is because they never use any MSG! :cool: The soup based are all used anchovy, chicken bones and etc to boil, so that would definitely contribute the the cost increase. He also mentioned that the portion served is bigger now compared to last time. Well.. I can't comment much as I never tried the canteen food before. Maybe someone can give a feedback?

besitai2007
31-03-2010, 11:53 AM
Parents must realise that the cost of food has escalated outside. Price increases are inevitable even in school canteens. Char Koay Teow used to be RM3.80 at SS15 and is now RM4. How do you expect the canteen operators to make money and still keep the prices low? A reasonable increase is warranted so that the children can have safe wholesome food. You will be surprise how the Ministry of Education caps the cost of food in canteens and operators try to make money by giving sub-standard food. Don't let your children be victims and allow a reasonable price increase.

fRaNkY
31-03-2010, 09:18 PM
Dont like the food? Too expensive... make it for your kid to bring to school. :)

jan tomaswaki
01-04-2010, 09:26 AM
Parents must realise that the cost of food has escalated outside. Price increases are inevitable even in school canteens. Char Koay Teow used to be RM3.80 at SS15 and is now RM4. How do you expect the canteen operators to make money and still keep the prices low? A reasonable increase is warranted so that the children can have safe wholesome food. You will be surprise how the Ministry of Education caps the cost of food in canteens and operators try to make money by giving sub-standard food. Don't let your children be victims and allow a reasonable price increase.
We all know CKT is RM4 per plate everywhere in SJ/USJ,but pls bear in mind ,the school serve CKT is without prawn,kerang,extra garlic,fish cake,chinese sausage,pork frittersand bean spourt.Virtually it's kosong, only MSG oyster sauce,black sauce and water :eek:

zinglicious
01-04-2010, 09:56 AM
A lot of food caterer would claimed that they dont use MSG but they have been serving tainted food with MSG laden oyster or soy sauce. Moreover, they would be using ingredients like fish balls which I am pretty sure it is loaded with MSG.
I dont think caterers or even chefs trained from college knows whether the ingredients contains MSG unless they knows how to decode E621, Monosodium Glutamate, permitted artificial flavorings, permitted food enhancer and etc.
Very few of them which are like mean Chef like me knows how to decode and even taste food laden with MSG or not.
Unless the Headmaster knows to decode the MSG like me, I dont think I can believe his statement to justify the food caterer high price is due to no MSG usage.
BTW, I have a distant relative who owns a restaurant who had the Star article written by junior writer that took her word that it served no MSG. But in reality, she was buying megawatts of MSG. Probably she was dishonest in her interview with the writer, but surely the writer should be professional enough to know what he is writing, right?
In fact, when my Star article came up, it was written by a senior writer who was not reallly taken by my charms or experiences. He started to ask how my food was prep without the white wonder powder of MSG and only when I showed him my twom cabinets which is as big as my wardrobe, he was partly satisfied. He was only convinced when he probe further whether I am using soy or oyster sauce and what is E621. Hence, he gave me an impressive caption which said it all - Healthy food that is tasty , too! though he reminded before he left the interview he would not write how nice my food was like any writer in his column.