SUBANG JAYA, July 25, 2015:
Police are still investigating the case involving an Orang Asli student who was allegedly tied up and assaulted by teachers, after being accused of stealing.
Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan says the ministry is awaiting the outcome of the police investigation and no action has been taken against the teachers thus far.
“We still have not received the investigation report of the police, even though the incident had occurred a month ago,” he told reporters after presenting prizes for the Sunway Oxbridge essay writing competition today .
The case occurred on June 15, where three teachers beat and tied up a Standard Four student at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Betis, Gua Musang, Kelantan.
The student suffered injuries to the face, arms and thighs.
Kelantan police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim confirmed the incident and said it was being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for intentionally causing injury.
The victim’s family had lodge a report at the Gua Musang District police station on June 27.
When questioned regarding the action taken on the teachers who were involved, Kamalanathan said that no action have been taken and that they remained on duty.
Meanwhile, the minister refused to comment when asked regarding issues involving 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) that lead to the suspension of The Edge Media Group’s publishing permits yesterday.