This article contains descriptions of bullying that may be distressing. Readers’ discretion is advised.
Footage of a bullying incident involving at least two school boys has surfaced online.
Media platform Singapore Uncensored in a post on Friday (9 October) posted the video on its website. According to the website, the video was first posted in a Facebook group called “Heartlanders”.
In the video, the bully can be seen intimidating the victim, asking the victim to laugh at his reflection in the mirror before strangling and kicking him.
Singapore Uncensored’s article on the footage has been viewed 5,137 times as of Friday evening around 8.30pm. On its Facebook page, a link to the article has been shared 184 times at the time of writing.
Several commenters called on the school to expel the perpetrator and even subject him to a public caning due to the gravity of his actions against the victim.
One commenter urged the parents of the victim to “take necessary action” against the perpetrator and the individual who filmed the incident.
A few commenters stressed the importance of cultivating good character, and how the pursuit of academic excellence should never be pursued at the expense of neglecting morality outside of such environments.