Ministry looking into Sabah bullying case


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 06 Sep 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry is investigating the bullying of a Sabah schoolboy by one of his peers, a video of which has gone viral.

“The ministry already has very clear and concise SOPs in regards to bullying,” Deputy Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan (pic) told The Star Tuesday.

“We may need to reevaluate the delivery and messaging if the violent cases continue to happen,” he said.

“Bullying of any kind is abhorred and the ministry will continue to keep the safety and well-being of students as a priority,” said Kamalanathan.

Police are investigating the incident that occurred at a religious school in Putatan after the victim’s family lodged a report.

The two-and-a-half-minute video, which went viral on Monday night, shows the bully violently assaulting the victim while classmates look on in the background.

The two boys are seen facing off in the middle of a makeshift ring fashioned from tables and chairs, with the victim being pushed to the floor several times.

The bully threw punches, kicks, slaps and hurled chairs, and even performed a choke-hold on the victim, who did not attempt to fight back.
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