KUALA LUMPUR – The MRSM Disciplinary Committee has dismissed 10 students for their involvement in a bullying incident at a boarding school in Perak which has gone viral on social media.
In a statement, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) director-general Datuk Azhar Abdul Manaf said the committee had conducted a thorough investigation and decided to remove the students with immediate effect.
Mara takes last week’s bullying incident seriously and the decision today shows that we are firm and do not compromise on the offence committed by students under any Mara educational institutions (IPMA) or by any of its scholars.
He added that the parents of the students have also been notified of the committee’s decision.
“We hope that this will serve as a lesson to not just the students involved, but to all students that such behavior will not be tolerated,” he said.
Azhar also said Mara will take proactive steps to combat bullying by strengthening existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) through school regulation enforcement and continued surveillance of students, including in the classroom.
On Friday (Dec 10), six teens were seen punching and kicking a student in a series of video clips which drew widespread condemnation by netizens.
Police later detained nine male students aged 13 and a 15-year-old student when they gave their statements at the Kuala Kangsar police district headquarters.
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