RM2 million suit filed against school bullies, headmaster

Ahmad Fauzi Abdullah and his wife Rusaila Abdullah

PETALING JAYA: A 16-year-old boy is suing nine people, including five former senior students and his former headmaster, for RM2 million over a bullying incident last year, The New Straits Times reported.

The incident in question is alleged to have taken place at the teenager’s school in Wakaf Tembesu on April 26 last year.

In the suit, filed in the Kuala Terengganu High Court yesterday, the victim claimed that he was bullied, with the five senior boys holding him down for three hours at the head prefect’s room in the school hostel.

He also claimed to have suffered physical injuries, including a cut on his right ear and loss of hearing, and emotional distress following the incident.

Aside from the senior students and the headmaster, the suit also named the student affairs senior assistant and two others.

The victim’s father, Ahmad Fauzi Abdullah, filed the suit on his behalf, with the help of the law firm of Messrs Wan Azleana Wan Adnan and Associates.

Fauzi told NST the lawsuit was to ensure that justice would prevail and those responsible for allowing the bullying culture to proliferate would be held accountable.

“As a result of the bullying, my son is unable to carry on with his life in a normal way as he is still traumatised by the incident.

“We hope that this case will serve as a lesson for all concerned,” he was quoted as saying.