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Punishment leaves pupil disabled after schoolboy forced to stand in the sun

sun setting over a city in Malaysia

A schoolboy in Malaysia has been left disabled after his teacher made him stand in the sun for three hours as a punishment.

The 11-year-old from Ampang Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, was forced to stay in the sweltering heat between 10am and 12.50pm on 30th April.

After finishing his punishment the boy was rushed to Ampang hospital where he was declared a Person With Disability [PwD] by medics.

His mother, AD Mogahana, 35, said her son now needs to attend a school for children with special needs.

The boy suffered neurological damage as a result of heatstroke.

Ms Mogahana told the press: "To be honest, I feel upset when I see my child’s condition as he is now not normal. Previously, he used to play often with his siblings, but now he hides a lot and talks to himself.

"The hospital informed me that I can’t send my son to a regular school anymore because of his health issues. They say I have to send him to a school for special needs children now."

The family lawyer, Dinesh Muthal, said the torture has caused stress for the boy’s parents, especially his mother who is three months pregnant.

"Apart from a civil suit, we want the teacher involved to be charged in court and be given an appropriate sentence (if found guilty)," he said.

Muthal has said the police investigation was “unsatisfactory” after the findings were shared with the deputy public prosecutor’s office for further action.

The parents received three warning letters from the school whilst he was absent being treated in hospital.

But the school failed to mention the “issue of the boy being forced to stand in the sun with the parents”.

[ Malaysia issued emergency orders in March as the temperature edged close to 40C. ]

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