*TW: This article discusses violence. Reader discretion is advised.
Parents send their children to school with the intention for the youngsters to study and become a role model for society. All this, to contribute to the country and develop their character.
Unfortunately, not all students follow suit with those positive expectations.
This video that has gone viral on social media is a perfect example of an incident that might have just erased their “could have been” bright future.
The video does not explain much about how they ended up in that situation. All that can be seen and heard is the bunch ganging up on the boy and taking turns not only beating him, but encouraging each other as well with words of “support” after each hit. Unfortunately, the poor victim is clearly outnumbered and all he can do is bear with the pain.
At the time of writing, the video has garnered over 355,000 views and 15,000 retweets, with netizens shocked and angry with what they’ve witnessed.
The thread continues, with the uploader sharing her messages with what seems to be someone from the institution.
Her tweet is captioned:
“You want to take care of your institution’s name or not? I’ve eased your job. Just wait for the cops to arrive.”
In the photo, the person tells her to take down the video and allow the student authorities to take action.
“I’m begging you, I don’t want my institution’s image in the mud. I beg you to not share my conversation with you. We will take action towards the students in the video. Just to ease our job, I beg you to not share this video openly.”
The thread continues with the person explaining a bit more about their situation in the institution, but it didn’t seem like she was buying it.
The replies were flooded with angry netizens who tagged authorities, demanding for action.
This would include popular blogger, Xavier Naxa, who tagged PDRM and even Muar MP, Syed Saddiq, asking him to forward the issue to parliament if there was no action from authorities.
This user did not hold their words one bit, not just asking for the bullies to be sent to jail, but also to name and shame the institution.
Bullying is a serious issue in society. This is just one incident, lucky enough to be recorded and shared. We hope authorities look into it and the overall culture of ragging in these educational institutions. It goes without saying, but we must say it again and again. Bullying is not okay.