This is so sad, what is happening in kindergartens? Plus this isn’t the first time something like this had happen!!
A 4-year-old boy was pinched in the penis by his kindergarten teacher when he refused to take a nap, he reportedly suffered bruises on his private parts which was swollen for a week.
The incident, which occurred on November 17, came to light when the little boy’s grandmother was giving him a bath and noticed the injuries. The family lodged a police report on November 23.
However, when the boy’s parents confronted the teacher, she denied all claims and said the boy injured himself while playing at the centre in Sungai Buloh. She added that she would review the CCTV footage and take action against anyone found to have abused the boy.
The teacher subsequently admitted to abusing the boy after the parents threatened to go to the police.
The family reportedly went to the authorities after the centre failed to take any action and has stopped sending the child to the kindergarten since the incident.
According to the head of the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department, Datuk Seri Michael Chong, they were shocked at the punishment the poor boy received. The family would be taking legal action against the kindergarten while the police investigate the case under the Child Act 2001.
“We are not just worried about his physical condition but his mental health has also been affected by this.”
As this is not the first time child abuse cases reported involving kindergarten teachers, Datuk Seri Michael Chong urged the public to pay more attention to their children’s condition and must always check for injuries or marks and if there is any, find out how they got them.
“We wish to bring this case to light because we feel this is just the tip of the iceberg. There (could be) many more cases like this which are not brought to my office.”
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