Twins claim abuse at daycare centre
A MOTHER of 11-year-old twins is hopping mad over the punishment meted out on her sons at a daycare centre.
Zhang Yu Lan was so upset that she took her children to the centre and made them re-enact the “abusive and inhumane” punishment. She then took photogrpahs and lodged a police report. She also has complained to the Negri Sembilan MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau.
Among others, she claims the boys’ mouths were sealed with musking tape, hands tied and they were made to beat each other for 15 minutes.
But the twins mouths are sealed no more. They have come out in the open and told all.
They admitted that they had misbehaved and deserved to be punished but what they went through was excessive.
The twins, who said they were punished for fighting and blurting out vulgarities, also had to do 50 ear squats each.
Zhang said she started sending her children to the after-school daycare centre in Seremban in March as she had to help her husband with his business.
“I agree that children have to be punished for their mistakes but the punishment must be reasonable,’’ she told China Press.
She alleged that the centre had refused to allow her children to have their meals together with other students.
“My boys had to stand facing the wall outside the kitchen. They could only eat after the other students had finished,” she said.
Zhang said she only found out about it when her children complained to her recently.
The brothers said a teacher at the centre had sealed their mouths with musking tape to stop them from talking.
“The teacher also tied up our hands to prevent us from removing the tape on our mouths,” they said.
They said they were also made to beat each other after they were caught fighting at the centre.
The centre refused to comment when contacted by reporters.