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Group of bullies caught treating classmate as a punching bag, leaving netizens enraged

The victim was seen doubling over in pain.

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysians were left shocked and angry after a video showing several boys landing punches to their classmate’s chest circulated wildly on Twitter.

In the video, the boys took turns in punching the victim, who wore a red shirt, in the chest.

Though the victim tried putting up a brave front while getting punched, he was visibly in pain and was seen doubling over after receiving the punch.

The video was first uploaded on Facebook by Faez Hamzah but it was later taken down.

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New information was later revealed by Twitter user @Ekax_, who claimed that the bullying took place at a school named MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah. She also alleged that the students were aged between 13 and 15 years old.

It’s believed that the bullying took place when the students were locked in their rooms after a Covid-19 case was reported.

She then uploaded screenshots of an individual pleading with her to delete the video and not not share their conversation.

Group of bullies caught treating classmate as a punching bag, leaving netizens enraged | weirdkaya
Photo via @Ekax_
Group of bullies caught treating classmate as a punching bag, leaving netizens enraged | weirdkaya
Photo via @Ekax_

@Ekax_ also claimed that the bullies were from the first intake while the victim was from the second intake.

Group of bullies caught treating classmate as a punching bag, leaving netizens enraged | weirdkaya
Photo via @Ekax_

Netizens: ‘Do something!’

Netizens were extremely disturbed and upset by the video, with many requesting the police to lodge an investigation.

Group of bullies caught treating classmate as a punching bag, leaving netizens enraged | weirdkaya

Some also encouraged @Ekax_ not to delete the video or additional evidence she posted as they believed the bullies deserved to be exposed.

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Group of bullies caught treating classmate as a punching bag, leaving netizens enraged | weirdkaya
Group of bullies caught treating classmate as a punching bag, leaving netizens enraged | weirdkaya

The video has also caught the attention of former Education Minister Maszlee Malik, who retweeted the footage and urged present Education Minister Radzi Jidin and the MOE to investigate.

I call upon @RadziJidin and @KemPendidikan to take a look at this issue. What’s going on? In 2018-2019, MOE has worked with @UNICEF for anti-bullying campaigns. I hope this will gain more traction!

Cover image via @Ekax_

Editor: Sarah Yeoh