Viral video: Cops investigating case of student slapped in Klang school

Ruwaida Md Zain

SHAH ALAM: Police are investigating an incident in which a student at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Rantau Panjang in Klang was slapped. The incident came to light following a video of the student getting slapped that went viral on social media today, allegedly over a marching training. Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor said a report was received on the incident and investigation is being carried out under Section 323 of the Penal Code for causing harm. In the 12-second video, a student, who was seen standing in the school compound, was slapped by another person believed to be an older student. Mazlan said the incident could have happened because the younger student failed to follow marching orders. "Maybe he (senior student) went overboard and police will investigate according to the report received," Mazlan told reporters on the sidelines of a duty-handover ceremony for the Selangor Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief today. In a sharing of the video on the MyPage Media Facebook page, it was alleged that the person who did the slapping was not a student, but an outside trainer hired by the school for marching training. The video has been viewed 13,000 times as at press time.

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