7:47 am - Sunday March 18, 2018

Bullying case happened in Singapore, says Chong


MO,24/2/2018, PETALING JAYA: The widely-­shared video of a student being abused inside a classroom did not happen in Malaysia. The Education Ministry said the incident took place in Singapore on Feb 9. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said he takes bullying cases very seriously. “Whenever such clips surface, immediate action is taken to investigate the incident,” he said.   Describing it as a “severe case of bullying”, Deputy Education Mini­ster Datuk P. Kamalanathan urged netizens not to spread the video.

“This happened at Westwood Secondary School in Singapore. “Please don’t spread this video and claim that it happened in Malaysia. “Before forwarding anything, it would be wise to authenticate its veracity to avoid confusion and misinformation,” he said. A group of students from West­wood Secondary School was filmed punching, kicking and throwing chairs at a classmate in a video that has since gone viral, Singapore’s The Straits Times reported on Feb 18. In a video posted on Facebook page Fabrications About Singapore on Feb 15, a student can be heard egging his friends on to “teach” one of their classmates a lesson.

Two students were filmed throwing chairs at a boy who was seated at his table in a classroom and using his mobile phone. The boy reacts in shock when the chair hits his head. A student then slaps the boy before throwing a series of punches and continues kicking him.


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