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Student In ‘Happy Birthday’ Assault Video Lodges Police Report

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SHAH ALAM – A student who was allegedly beaten up during his birthday celebration at a secondary school here, as shown in a video that went viral has lodged a police report on the incident.

Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said the student lodged the report at Section 9 Police Station here at 8.53 pm last night.

“The police are investigating the case under Section 148 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement today.

He said initial investigations revealed that the incident took place in February.

It is learned that the school has identified all the students involved and a thorough investigation would be conducted.

The 29-second video that had gone viral since yesterday showed eight male students including one who is believed to be a prefect assaulting their classmate with a broom while singing Happy Birthday.

It is understood that the assault is traditionally practised by some students in the school to celebrate fellow students’ birthday. – BERNAMA

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