The daily also reported how a Form Four student in Langkawi almost fainted after he was forced to smoke 42 sticks of clove cigarettes by the boarding school’s warden who is also the teacher.
He was being punished that way after the teacher had found a stick of cigarette in the student’s drawer. Mohd Alif Arifin, 16, was brought to the staff room and was forced to smoke all the cigarettes while being watched by a few teachers. His lips allegedly turned bluish and his saliva was dripping, the paper claimed.
He claimed the teacher did not allow him to drink even though he complained that he was thirsty and kept on forcing him to finish all the cigarettes in four hours.
A police report was lodged by the student’s uncle at the Kuah police headquarters.