Indigenous children in Malaysia take the helicopter for first day of school

Due to flooding in their villages, hundreds of children from Malaysia’s remotely located indigenous tribal communities were airlifted by helicopter so that they could attend school.

Since their forest homes were cut off from the floods and logging activities, the 240 children from the Orang Asli communities in the east coast states of Terengganu and Kelantan were transported by air to boarding schools.

According to The Star, the Orang Asli students were two weeks late for the first day of school.

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