M'sian school strips and canes girls because someone stole $37

The 40 students were caned and made to strip as punishment.

Their 'crime'?

Someone had stolen RM100 (S$37) from a fellow student at the religious school in Selangor and no one would admit to the deed, Sinar Harian reported.

Malaysian newspaper The Star said each girl received three strokes of the cane, twice behind their body and another on the palm of their hands at their dormitory last Wednesday (March 25).

A parent alleged that her 13-year-old daughter was forced to admit taking the money because she could not bear seeing her classmates being made to squat from 1am to 4am.

The mother said after lodging a police report against the school on Friday:

“If no one took responsibility for the theft, the punishment could have continued until the morning assembly.”

But on Monday, the school administration reportedly asked her to withdraw the report if she wanted to resolve the issue.

Gombak police chief Asst Comm Ali Ahmad said the school management would be hauled up in the investigations.

Sources: Sinar Harian, Star Online