Boy slapped twice by book store guard
By Nadhirah Sofea Rashid
A 13-year-old boy was slapped twice by a security guard in a bookstore after being wrongly accused of stealing a book.
A Facebook user named Lim Yaw said the incident involving his son happened at the MPH store in Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.
According to him, his son was in the bookstore when he was suddenly approached by a security guard.
At all of sudden, the security guard forcefully dragged him by the back of his shirt to the security room and accused him of stealing a comic book.
He said the boy was not given any chance to talk or explain.In the first place, why would anyone slap a boy accused of stealing?
After the slapping incident, another security guard of the bookstore noticed a sold sticker at the back of the book which showed that the boy had purchased the book.
The boy was then released.
Lim said the security guard even warned the boy not to tell his parents about the incident.
Shocked to learn of what had happened, Lim went to the counter and demanded an apology from the outlet.
“What is the meaning of this? They (bookstore staff) know they’re in the wrong, yet they tried to hide the truth, and their apology was insincere. Such a major bookstore chain, yet they are bold enough to scare a 13-year-old boy like this, and don’t even hold any remorse for their actions. How can they gain the trust of children this way?," he wrote on Facebook.
MPH has since released a statement on the issue.