BULLY VICTIMS VOW TO CONTINUE STUDIES
Students say they hope incident will serve as a lesson to culprits
TWO teenagers who were injured in a massbullying case at their college here have vowed to continue their studies at the institution.
They also said they hoped the incident would serve as a lesson to the culprits, and a reminder to their fellow students.
Both the 16-year-old students were speaking at their ward at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Batu Burok here yesterday.
They were determined to continue their studies at the college once they had recovered from their injuries.
They are traumatised by the incident, as was evident from their recounting of the ordeal.
“I tried to reason with (the bullies), but they did not relent and continued beating me. In a single night, they beat me up twice.
“And all because of a verbal misunderstanding,” said one of them.
One of the victims, who was wearing a neck brace, was too weak to speak.
His mother said she hoped that such incidents would not recur and that it would be a lesson for all.
“There have been other similar cases (reported) that have gone viral on social media.
“Such incidents appear to depict comical situations.
“But such bullying is serious as they injure the victims, and the culprits must realise the gravity of their actions,” she said at the hospital.
Terengganu Education, Science, Technology and Transformation Committee chairman Abdul Latiff Awang, who condemned the assaults, called for stricter supervision and sterner action by the state Education Department.
Latiff said he was disappointed over bullying incidents in Terengganu, where 16 cases were recorded in the first eight months of this year.
Terengganu Education, Science, Technology and Transformation Committee chairman Abdul Latiff Awang (second from right) meeting the two students at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu.