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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Footage shows schoolgirls in a gang-fight

MIRI (The Star Press): Video footages showing what appeared to be a beachfront gang-fight here, involving a group of female students in uniforms, have been circulating on mobile phones and posted on the Internet.

They showed a group of girls kicking, slapping, punching and pulling the hair of another female student, watched by a group of male students, also in uniform. The male students were just standing around watching. Rumours of the incident spread after some students received the picture messages on their phones that showed girls in school uniforms fighting. The background in the pictures showed a beach area resembling the one about 2km from the city centre.


GIRLS TOO?: This undated picture from a video taken from a website shows a secondary school student slapping another girl at a beach in Miri, Sarawak. The video, which also showed the other girls kicking, slapping, punching and pulling the girl’s hair, was first circulated on mobile phones. It could not be immediately confirmed if the girls were just acting or a fight had taken place.


A check with the police showed that there was no report of students being assaulted.
SMK Joseph principal Marcus Gauliang said the school had not received any report on the matter and that it could be the work of some students trying to smear the school's image.
“But we will investigate the case if we receive a report,” he said.

Some parents, whose children are studying in schools located in the area, have also heard about the incident.
“Initially, when my son showed me the pictures, I thought it was a joke,” said a father who has a son in school.
“However, my son received a message later from his friend saying that the same footages are being aired over the Internet.
“On closer scrutiny, the footages on the website looked very real. The schoolgirls were filmed in action, with sounds of yelling and struggling.
“The background scene looks like the Miri beachfront,” said the concerned father of four kids.
The girls were speaking in Chinese and their faces could be seen quite clearly.

My comment : Well, this incident is quite famous and hot now in Malaysia. I am still looking for the video to understand what was happened actually. Am i lost my link with young generation now-a-days? I cant understand why so many people now like to act before make use their brain's basic function -> think! Sometime i would feel that people now-a-days are too comfortable with their life until they are so lazy to work out their brain. Our children now seem never have chance to learn whats called "responsible to your action", Parents would always cover their ass. There are even parents questioned teachers why punished their kids for fighting, as they called it as "strike before been attacked" when facing danger (hmm... are they Bush's supporter?). Its already too long time for us to evaluate our education system, both home and school.

2 comments:

BoughtAndPaidFool said...

It's not very hard to find this video. Youtube is the first place to look. Lo and behold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH9yabvRKnA

After watching it, there is no way this was "acting."

But I heard the authorities are responding that it was just acting, because the bullying involves students whom are related to local organized crime bosses. I further heard that the bullying girls were exacting revenge on the victim for tattling about being bullied.
However, this is all rumors to me.
I've been searching the internet for somesort of paraphrased translation of all the shouting going on in the video.
I'd like to know what is being said, since I only speak english.

If you could help me, I'd appreciate it. =)

wcheow said...

Hi, the video in Youtube was removed due to terms and conditions. However, i managed to get it through rapidshare.

The groups of girls were actually questioning the victim whether she told others about the previous 'assault' on her. I think they beaten her up previously. As the they suspect the victim told the incident to others, they felt angry and come for revenge.

The whole conversation was actually the group asked the victim whether she told anyone about the incident. As the victim refused to say anything, they challenged her that to fight back if she didnt do that.

Hope this help