Five students in Malaysia charged with rioting after video of their bullying goes viral
Five students of the six students who were caught on video bullying and assaulting a smaller boy were charged in juvenile court in Malaysia for rioting.
The video went viral after it surfaced online on Wednesday (Nov 5), sparking an uproar from the public who urged the police to act immediately.
The police are still looking for the sixth student, aged 15, while the remaining boys, aged between 13 and 14, were fixed bail at RM500 (S$193), reported The Star Online.
In the seven-minute video, six boys were were seen violently beating a smaller 11-year-old boy who can been seen crying and begging for mercy.
Warning the video is graphic.
The incident happened in an orphanage in Perlis sometime between May 31 and June 1 this year.
The Star online quoting Datuk Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, the Education director-general said that two of the boys has already been expelled from the school.
“All teachers, headmasters, students and Education Department personnel will be held responsible if they are found to be harbouring offenders or keeping an incident hush-hush.” - Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof
Source: The Star Online