6 MRSM Students Who Were Seen In Videos Bullying Another Student Have Now Been Arrested
The school's principal lodged a police report after the videos went viral.
A number of students from the Sultan Azlan Shah Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, have been arrested after they were seen in a viral video bullying another student on Thursday
Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that the students were detained when they turned up to give statements at the Kuala Kangsar district police headquarter yesterday, 10 December.
“So far, six students have been detained over the incident,” Bernama quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, New Straits Times reported Mior Faridalathrash saying that they have identified all seven students and the victim in the incident and had called them up to have their statements taken.
Earlier, several video clips were uploaded on social media.
The videos showed a group of teenagers, believed to be boarding school students, taking turns to punch and kick another student.
The bullying incident occurred sometime between 1 and 2am on Thursday, 9 December.
All the students involved are said to be 13 years old.
Mior Faridalathrash said the school's principal lodged a police report after the videos went viral.
In the videos, which were uploaded on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, the student, who was bullied, was ordered to stand up before others took turns to aim and kick in the back and punch in the stomach.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Dr Radzi Jidin said that the bullying incident did not involve an institution under the Ministry of Education
In a Facebook post on Friday afternoon, 10 December, he added that the ministry has, however, contacted the parties involved and was informed that follow-up action has already been taken.
Police have also called up an individual for uploading the videos
Mior Faridalathrash said that the owner of the social media account that led to the video going viral was asked to come in to give their statements to assist in the investigations into the case under Section 147 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.