A FRUSTRATED man filmed his mother washing his BMW sedan with a steel wool, China Press reported.

The woman, in her 70s, from China’s Jiangsu province, was trying to be helpful as she felt the car was dirty.

What she wasn’t aware was that it was an abrasive cleaning tool and her act ended up badly scratching the luxury sedan.

Noticing the incident a tad too late, the man knew he could not do much even if he had stopped his mother, so he decided to film it out of frustration.

The video has since gone viral.

The son later said he felt a mixture of pain and amusement at the incident but acknowledged that his mum had done it out of love rather than spite.

Many Internet users made fun of the man’s predicament.

“In his mother’s eyes, there is nothing that can withstand the power of steel wool and liquid detergent.

“She must have thought your car needed a good scrub,” a netizen quipped.

> The daily also reported that the UEC (Unified Examinations Certificate) examinations will be rescheduled to avoid clashing with GE15 on Nov 19.

According to educationist group Dong Zong, the exams will be split into two periods, with the first being from Nov 14 to 15 and the second half from Nov 21 to 27.

The group’s president, Tan Tai Kim, made the announcement after an emergency meeting with its central committee recently.

“There will be no exams between Nov 16 and 20 as we need to keep schools available to serve as voting centres.

“Across the nation, 30 (out of 60) independent Chinese schools will be used as voting centres,” he added.

Tan said they had informed headmasters at all independent Chinese schools of the rescheduled exam dates.

He added that the group had also set up a committee to take action in the event of floods.

The UEC exams were originally slated for between Nov 15 and 24.

The UEC qualification, taken by Sixth Formers at independent Chinese schools, is regarded as the equivalent to STPM in many foreign universities.

However, the UEC is yet to be recognised by public universities in Malaysia, thus forcing its graduates to either study at private universities or abroad.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.