THE PARENTS of a 12-year-old schoolboy are demanding justice and an apology from several parties after an incident at the school left their son with a broken right arm.
General practitioner Dr Dang Cheong Hwa, 48, said his son Aaron Dang Wei Leon was injured after he was bumped into by another 12-year-old schoolboy at the school in Sitiawan earlier this month and claimed that no one has taken responsibility for the matter.
“During the incident, my son was walking along a corridor when the other schoolboy ran out from a classroom and crashed into him.
“As both fell, the boy landed on my son’s arm, causing the injury,” Dr Dang said during a press conference held by Perak MCA Public Service and Complaints Bureau chief Jimmy Loh at the Perak MCA headquarters in Ipoh last Friday.
“My son also told me that the boy scolded him with vulgarity and was unrepentant over the incident,” he said, adding that Wei Leon was treated at a specialist hospital in Ipoh following the incident.
Dr Dang said he and his wife went to the school and met with the principal, who assured them they would investigate the matter.
“On Aug 15, the school held a meeting, involving us, the Parent-Teacher Association, the police, and the other boy’s parents.
“However, there were no solution and conclusion to the meeting. No one also accepted responsibility on the incident,” he said, adding that a police report was lodged last Thursday. They did not even offer an apology and only gave us a hamper, which we rejected. I want an apology and justice for my son,” he added.
Loh said he hopes all parties will be able settle this matter amicably.
“I will follow up the matter with the respective parties to resolve the issue. I also urge all schools, should they have such similar incident, to work it out properly,” he said.
“We all do not want any misunderstanding. If the school can work out a solution that is good for all sides, it will be the best,” he added.