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A video showing a secondary school student being bullied by his friends and hit with a broom is being investigated by the Education Ministry in Malaysia.
The assault is purportedly part of the boy's birthday celebration, reported The Star.
Prior to that, eight students -- including one in a prefect's uniform -- can be heard singing 'Happy Birthday' to the boy.
Deputy Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said such an incident should not happen for whatever reason or purpose.
He added: "I have been informed that the ministry is investigating the case."
It is learnt that such 'bullying' is a tradition practised by students of the school to celebrate their friend's birthday.
Last week, a video showing a group of girls from Assumption Pathway School bullying another student sparked outrage online.
In that video, the girls could be seen hitting their victim -- who is believed to be a special needs child -- with a toilet brush and hanging a toilet seat over her neck.