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Anti-bullying campaign to focus on Indian students

KUALA LUMPUR: An anti-bullying campaign focusing on Indian students will be launched in the Klang Valley’s national and Tamil schools this month.

The programme, initiated by Pertubuhan Aduan Rakyat (PAR) Malaysia, is also aimed at identifying victims of bullying.

PAR Malaysia president Datuk A. Chandrakumanan said the programme will be launched by the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar at the Police Training Centre here on Aug 10.

“The programme will be launched to help Indian students by instilling good values and discipline.

“We have been in talks with the police and Education Ministry who have given their support for this initiative,” he told reporters at the PAR office in Segambut.

He said the programme will include an anti-bullying task force which would provide students with support and counselling.

“Those with problems can contact us via our website,,” he said.

“But we will have a dedicated link set up soon to make it easier for those who want to get in touch with us.”

He added that PAR would work with parents, other organisations and government agencies to tackle the issue of bullying and disciplinary problems at schools.

Chandrakumanan said the programme would eventually be extended to other states.