The alleged bullying incident did not occur at a Ministry of Education facility – Radzi

KUALA LUMPUR: The alleged bullying incident at a boarding school, which has gone viral on social media, does not involve an institution under the Ministry of Education (MOE), said Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin (Photo).

However, he said the ministry had contacted the parties involved and had been informed that follow-up action had been taken.

“I received the viral music video of the student assaulted in a youth hostel. Based on the initial investigation, the incident did not occur at an institution of the Ministry of Education, ”he said in an article posted on his Facebook page yesterday.

Radzi said the Ministry of Education is committed to providing a safe school environment in line with the #sekolahkuSEJAHTERA concept.

Earlier, a video clip showing a group of teenagers believed to be students of a household punching and kicking another student circulated on social media.

Meanwhile, Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid stressed that Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) will not compromise against those who commit mistakes or acts against the law in the premises supervised by MARA.

“If the incident has really occurred, severe measures will be taken against the students involved in accordance with the provisions and regulations in force at the management level of MARA,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said MARA considers the incident to be serious and has never tolerated actions or wrongdoing contrary to humanitarian principles.

“I have asked the leadership of MARA to conduct a detailed investigation into the case and we will not compromise the acts of intimidation,” he added. – Bernama

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