Decades ago, caning as a form of punishment was a common practice among primary and secondary school teachers. Even parents of the students allowed teachers to discipline their children, but times have changed as public caning or even private caning is now heavily frowned upon.
Recently, a video of a mother scolding a secondary school teacher for violently caning her daughter went viral on social media and WhatsApp. In the two-minute and 28-second video, multiple bruises and red welts can be seen on the secondary schoolgirl’s arms and legs.
The video, taken by the mother herself, starts off with the male teacher trying to justify his actions, but is soon cut off by the very upset mother who questions his actions over and over again, according to The Star.
“She said that she was sorry. Why did you do this to her? You are a teacher (cikgu besar), don’t talk like this. Look at her arms!” she said.
“You are a teacher, you cannot do this kind of things. You are wrong!”
At this point, the teacher only kept quiet and nodded his head as the mother went on expressing her displeasure.
“She only said things to you. She did not hit you, did she? If she hit you and you hit her, then it’s fine. Don’t be like this,” she said.
“You are angry? You can fight? You’re strong? You are a teacher, you are supposed to teach the children.”
After a brief moment of silence, the teacher speaks up again and asks the woman if she knew what her daughter had said to him.
The woman said she knew that the girl had used the word “ah kua” (ladyboy) on him.
The teacher tried to explain himself once more but was interrupted by the woman who said “But she already said sorry! Did she say sorry? She said sorry, right?” to which the teacher admitted that she did once.
The woman then asks, “One time is not enough? How many times do you want her to apologise?”
The teacher then says that she only said sorry after the caning and when the girl’s friend had told her to. Another teacher defends the teacher saying that how she behaved was very inappropriate and disrespectful as she called him “ah gua” in front of other students.
In a separate photo that went viral, the same schoolgirl can be seen holding a police report, believed to be lodged against the teacher.
The whole incident has garnered mixed reactions online with some supporting the teacher, saying that kids these days are being pampered too much and deserve to be disciplined by their teachers.
On the other hand, others said that the teacher’s actions had gone too far and that there are many other ways to reprimand such actions instead of using the cane.
Here’s the video that went viral:
What do you think of this incident? Did the teacher have the right to inflict such punishment? Or did his actions go too far? Let us know in the comments below!
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