Mother is upset with school over son's alleged beating
Published on: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Kota Belud: The State Education Department is urged to address issues concerning student safety in every education institution in Sabah. A concerned mother, Masdah Tabulung @ Masdah Tablung, felt unhappy with SMK Taun Gusi for failing to bring her 14-year-old son to the police station or hospital after he was assaulted by a group of students.

She said this to reporters on Monday during while she also showed them a copy of a police report she had lodged following the incident.

According to Masdah, she met her son at about 7pm on Sept 17 at Kota Belud town and noticed the bruises on his body.

"After much persuasion, my son revealed his ordeal of being punched and kicked by a group of SMK Taun Gusi Form Three students.

"He said the school's security guard brought him to meet with the school authorities after he found him lying unconscious, but instead of assisting him, the school authorities caned him three times even though he was covered in blood," she claimed.

She said whether her son was right or wrong, the main priority should be his safety.

"Who should I blame if my son had died from the attack? Or the fact that he is still traumatised and complains of having pain since after the incident," she said.

Masdah, who is also an active Wanita Umno member, claimed that based on her observation, the school showed no responsibility towards safety of its students.

On that note, Masdah, who is also a member of the school's Parent-Teacher Association, hoped the State Education Department or the Education Ministry would step in and address this issue.



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