Tahfiz school ignores angry netizens over student’s death

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 ― A Johor religious school said it did not have to entertain public outrage on the internet over a student’s beating by an assistant warden that allegedly resulted in the amputation of his legs and death.

The management of Madrasah Tahfiz Al-Jauhar (MTAJ), a school based in Kota Tinggi that teaches memorisation of the Quran, also said the word “abuse” might not accurately depict the situation.

“MTAJ does not have to entertain netizens who are too full of suspicion because 97 per cent of them have never dealt with MTAJ and are only talking and writing based on perceptions and sentiments that have been played up,” MTAJ management said on its Facebook page yesterday.

Screenshot of the Faceook Post made by the Madrasah Tahfiz Al-Jauhar (MTAJ.)

“MTAJ will take all suggestions into account for further action. MTAJ only needs to apologise to netizens for our inability to answer all questions,” it added. Read more

Assistant warden had them cowering

Source: The Star

An assistant warden of the dormitory of a religious school is remanded to facilitate investigations into a child abuse case involving a student, April 23, 2017. — Bernama pic.

An assistant warden of the dormitory of a religious school is remanded to facilitate investigations into a child abuse case involving a student, April 23, 2017. — Bernama pic.

KOTA TINGGI: The mere mention of his name sent shivers down the spine of the students at the religious school.

The man who allegedly beat Mo­­hamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffi, until the 11-year-old boy died, is said to be a very violent man who had all the students cowering in fear.

A student at the school who did not want to be named, said the assistant warden was very fierce.

The boy expressed shock when told that the assistant warden was a former convict who had spent 30 months in jail for theft.

About 30 students from the school came to pay their last respects to their friend Mohamad Thaqif at his grandparents’ house in Felda Bukit Aping Timur where the funeral was held. Read more

Child rights activist: Who is responsible for religious schools?

Source: FMT News

Child rights activist James Nagayam says there seems to be no clear guidelines as to who is responsible for monitoring religious schools. Pic from FMT News.

Child rights activist James Nagayam says there seems to be no clear guidelines as to who is responsible for monitoring religious schools. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: A child rights activist has urged the authorities to decide who among them is responsible for monitoring religious schools.

In response to a recent report that a boy had to have both his legs amputated after being beaten by his religious school teacher, James Nagayam said based on his experience at meetings, whenever this topic came up, the question had always been who should take up responsibility.

“Does it come under the purview of the state government, the Social Welfare Department, the Education Department or the Religious Department? Read more

Religious school pupil beaten by warden now in coma

Source: FMT News

Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffie, 11, has undergone a double amputation of his legs to prevent infection to tissues and blood cells. Pic from FMT News.

Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffie, 11, has undergone a double amputation of his legs to prevent infection to tissues and blood cells. Pic from FMT News.

JOHOR BAHRU: A private religious school pupil whose legs turned black after he was allegedly assaulted by a warden, has been confirmed to have lapsed into a coma yesterday.

News of the incident went viral on social media yesterday.

Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Ayub Rahmat said Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffie, 11, underwent a double amputation of the legs on Friday to prevent infection to tissues and blood cells. Read more