Bullying An OKU: Two Teenage Girls Remanded After Video Of The Abuse Goes Viral
The police are still looking for two other individuals.
A group of teenagers in Terengganu were caught on camera shaming a person with disabilities (OKU)
The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows the group of teenagers bullying a man known as 'Pok Ya Cong Codei'.
It is believed that someone from the group had recorded the video and later shared the video in the 'Gabungan Anak Terengganu' Facebook Group thinking that it was a good joke, Sinar Harian reported.
Muhamad Faiq Muizzuddin Zainal Abidin, who is an occupational therapist at Hospital Hulu Terengganu, told mStar that Pok Ya has been under the supervision of the Pusat Kesihatan Mental Masyarakat (PKMM) Wakaf Tapai in Marang since five years ago.
He added that the Pok Ya was in a stable and sound condition when the incident happened.
The video has shocked and outraged many netizens as the teens were seen bullying and insulting the modesty of the man, who did not seem to retaliate
Bernama reported that the incident is believed to have taken place on Sunday at Pantai Batu Burok, where the victim appeared to have had his hands tied up while his pants was stripped down.
The video also depicted someone singeing the man's buttocks with a lighter, before what appears to be dust was thrown on the victim's genitals seconds later.
Some were heard laughing and mocking the man in the background of the video while the bullying went on.
Two 17-year-old teenagers have since been remanded for three days to facilitate investigations
According to Bernama, the two teenagers will be remanded for a total of three days starting yesterday, 20 March, after the police obtained a remand order from the Kuala Terengganu magistrate's and sessions courts assistant registrar Rosila Nik.
Berita Harian reported that the police are looking for the suspects' two other friends who were at the scene to assist in the investigations.
The police are investigating the case under Section 509 of the Penal Code for outraging a person's modesty and Section 233 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998.