Responding to the news that Brunei Darussalam has today finalised the implementation of a new Shariah Penal Code that introduces cruel punishments such as death by stoning for same-sex sexual acts and amputation for robbery, Stephen Cockburn, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International, said: “We are extremely concerned that these heinous punishments have become law in Brunei today.
A Thai maths teacher has boasted proudly of humiliating students by shaving some of their hair. On 18 May 2017, a maths teacher of Hua Phluang Community School in Tha Tako District of Nakhon Sawan Province whose Facebook account name is ‘Worawut Sirithum’, posted a set of photos of schoolchildren with their heads shaved unevenly. “For those who asked for it, I have delivered,” reads the caption of the post.
A teacher in northeastern Thailand has injured a third grade student by pressing a heated bottle against his leg, reports say. On 24 January 2017, a Facebook user named Pan Wippan shared a Facebook post about a third grade student from Non Sa-at District, Udon Thani Province who was physically abused by his maths teacher.
Not even a week after news of a mug-throwing teacher caused public outrage, a school director in Isaan has reportedly hit an 11-year-old to the point that the student became deaf. The director attacked after the student was not willing to stand for the national anthem