Boy’s family may resort to civil action

NILAI: While the teachers are happy, the family of the 11 year-old-boy who was allegedly slapped by Cikgu Azizan is unhappy that the charge against the teacher has been withdrawn – and is considering a civil suit against him.

The boy's 45-year-old mother, who only wished to be known as Mas, said the family had sufficent evidence to support their claim.

“We have photographs and a medical report to prove that our son was slapped and that he suffered injury to his cheek,” she said, adding that the boy was the youngest of five siblings.

The woman claimed the school did not tell her or her husband that their son had disciplinary problems.

“We were never told that he gave them problems. We were only told after the slapping incident,” she said.

Mas claimed the family knew that their son had bought glue but said he used it to repair punctures on his bicycle tyres.

She said the family was weighing their options and did not rule out taking legal action against Cikgu Azizan.

“We will meet the investigating officer tomorrow and then decide the next course of action,” she added.

When approached after the court hearing, the boy’s 50-year-old father said he was not prepared to speak to reporters yet.

“My family and I have been facing a lot of pressure since details of the case went viral,” he said.

“Many people have accused us of deliberately taking the matter to court. This has taken a toll on us.”

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