Reading the news about school bullies made me sick. I am writing to show my support of the decision made by the Hon. Minister Dato' Khaled Nordin not to give in to the appeals of the parents whose children were expelled by MRSM for bullying others.IMHO, these brilliant but bad manners kids should not be there in the first place. As parents, if my children did something wrong,I am also responsible and accountable.You guys (the parents) had failed to inculcate the good akhlaq to your kids.Period.
The story of school bullies is nothing new.Personally I was bullied when I was admitted to SDAR,Tanjung Malim in 1965.I knew what it was like then and my experience as hostel captain/headboy of SMT,KL exposed me to many bad and ugly things happening in schools with hostels.It all depends on how good are the hostel masters and the prefects looking after the boys.My view expressed here was not based on heresay, but from my personal experience of 8 years of my life eating 'nasi kawah' at the hostels.
When it comes to boy schools, the boys will be boys! My eldest son went to SDAR in Seremban and when I asked him, nothing had changed for the better.When it comes to my second and third sons,they took my advice to stay home and only lived in the hostel during their college/university days.
There are pros and cons about kids studying in boarding schools, but when it comes to discipline, there is NO comprise.
PS: Remember one student died many,many years ago.It happened at SMT,KL.When my youngest son joined the school three years ago,the HM informed the parent and the students that bullying is forbiden.He famous qoute: YOU TOUCH, YOU GO.Now, the school is one of the top technical schools in Malaysia.