Source: The Sun Daily
THE Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is deeply saddened and joins in the national grief following the deaths of T. Nhaveen and Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain, both of whom lost their lives prematurely, allegedly due to extreme bullying.
While the public outcry for loss of life is understandable, Suhakam is of the view that the demand for the most severe criminal prosecution may be a short-term solution as such a response does not address the root cause of this escalating social problem.
Suhakam underlines that the link between bullying and later delinquent and criminal behaviour cannot be ignored, and early identification and intervention is necessary to ensure that all children are safe. All adults are responsible for creating positive environments and ending violence in the lives of children and youth. Read more
Source: FMT News
He says those who refuse to be members are beaten up and even teachers are afraid of these student gangsters. Pic from FMT News.
PETALING JAYA: Students in some of the schools in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya can join gangs for as low as RM30, according to child rights activist James Nayagam.
Speaking to FMT, Nayagam said Form 1 students were often approached by seniors who were already members of a particular gang.
“They will look for lonely, timid students from some of the lower-performing classes and offer them protection.
“The catch is that they have to belong to that particular gang in order to be protected and membership costs RM30.”
He said part of the responsibility of being in a gang was that if there was any gang fight, either inside or outside the school, the members had to participate.
He added that when it came to joining the gangs, the students did not have much choice in the matter.
“If you do not pay for the membership and join the gang, then you are taken to a corner of a field and beaten up.” Read more