Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Boy assaulted, no action from school

PETALING JAYA: A mother is in a state of shock. Not because her son was assaulted but because the school authorities are reluctant to act against a group of Form Four boys who beat him up.

Kia Ooi Meng, the mother of the Form three student, Hui Yew Yik, has lodged a police report against the eight Form Four Shah Alam students.

“I was shocked to hear the headmaster telling me that they cannot do anything simply because a police report has been lodged. How can that be? My son was beaten within the school compound and not outside.”

She told FMT that she would raise the issue with the Selangor Education Department if the police did not take any action.

“In the incident that took place last Wednesday, Hui went to another classroom to get a chair. It was then that a group of eight Form Four students who were occupying the class approached Hui and assaulted him,” Kia said.

She added that Hui was assaulted with a chair. He was also punched and kicked and he had bruises on the back,head and arm.

“My son endured injuries on his head, arms and has bruises all over his body,” she said in her police report.

A police source who wished to remain anonymous said that the incident took place because of a misunderstanding.

(K. Pragalath, Free Malaysia Today, 18 April 2011. More HERE)