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Volleyball coach slaps student for losing point against opponent, M’sians outraged and demand for investigation

NewsVolleyball coach slaps student for losing point against opponent, M'sians outraged and...

Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh has reprimanded a volleyball coach for slapping his student during a volleyball ball tournament in Johor.

“This is wrong,” she said, in response to a tweet about the incident.

A clip of the incident has since gone viral on social media, where it showed the coach of the Melaka under-14 girls’ volleyball team slapping two of his players during the recent 2022 Malaysia Youth U-14 Volleyball Championship.

Yeoh also said she would bring this matter to Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek as they gather more information regarding the incident.

As of now, the volleyball coach involved has been suspended from involvement in all national volleyball activities until the investigations are complete.

In a statement, Malaysia Volleyball Association (Mava) said they would establish an investigative body to look into the incident immediately and would contact the related parties for that purpose.

“Mava will not tolerate any use of force on any party and is ready to take further action in accordance with legal provisions and Mava’s constitution,” the statement reads.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said the ministry will not compromise with such violence and would cooperate with the authorities in the investigation.

She said the ministry will come up with a full report after the witnesses gave their statements regarding the incident.

“We are determined to create Safe Schools for all and students will always be our priority,” she tweeted.

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