Six student bullies were remanded by Malaysian police after they posted a video of them beating up their school mate on-line. The attack received worldwide attention when the footage – purportedly showing the entire incident, which lasted four minutes – was uploaded onto an Internet site and received thousands of hits. The boys are aged between 13 and 15. Although police have not yet determined the motive behind the attack, they have not ruled out the possibility that the bullies were angered when the victim refused to join a secret society. The bullies have been expelled from school and will be released on bail to their parents.
Such occurrences are becoming more frequent now. A similar incident occur ed in Singapore a few weeks ago, and received the same amount of coverage as people from both countries are asking why are such incidents are so common today?