Malaysian woman slammed for squeezing primary school kids into boot, trying to ferry over 10 kids in 1 car

Malaysian woman slammed for squeezing primary school kids into boot, trying to ferry over 10 kids in 1 car

The video, which garnered over 23,000 shares at the time of writing, sparked concern and outrage among Malaysian netizens, with many slamming the woman for child endangerment.

We’re all used to being packed like sardines in our daily commutes, but one woman in Puchong took it to the extreme when she tried to squeeze at least 10 children into her car.

In a video uploaded on Facebook on Oct 22, the woman could be seen adjusting the position of three primary school children in the boot of a hatchback that was already cluttered with school bags.

As the kids struggled to find a space to sit, seven more children exited the vehicle from the front and rear doors. Five of them began to walk down the road with their bags in tow while the remaining children clambered around the car boot.

There appeared to be more children in the back seat of the car, but the total number of passengers is not confirmed. 

 

The video, which garnered over 23,000 shares at the time of writing, sparked concern and outrage among Malaysian netizens, with many slamming the woman for child endangerment.

Malaysian woman slammed for squeezing primary school kids into boot, trying to ferry over 10 kids in 1 car
Photo: Screengrab/Facebook

However, some also placed the blame on the children's parents.

 
Malaysian woman slammed for squeezing primary school kids into boot, trying to ferry over 10 kids in 1 car
Photo: Screengrab/Facebook

The head of SJKC Kheng Chee Puchong's parents' association, Li Weihong, confirmed to Oriental Daily News that the primary school students in the video were from the school and said that the woman was a childcare provider who was picking the children up after school.

While the matter is out of the school's jurisdiction as it took place after school hours, the parents' association is offering their assistance.

The parents of the children in the video have lodged complaints with the childcare provider after being contacted by the parents' association.

The children involved have also been counselled.

"From the video, you can see that the students did not know how dangerous the situation was, and even found it fun, laughing and playing as they climbed into the car boot," Li said.

"We have contacted the students in the video to educate them on the importance of traffic safety, how to respond to situations and proper knowledge of traffic rules."

This article was first published on AsiaOne and was republished on theAsianparent with permission.

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