News

VIDEO: Girls forced to wade through muddy snake pit

MALAYSIA has suspended a children's team building program after footage of young girls being forced to wade though a murky pool of water with blood pythons slithering through it enraged social media. 

The video shows girls, who the Malay Mail Online reports were aged between 10 and 12 years-of-age, being forced to wade through the water as instructors laughed, sprayed them with hoses and threw snakes in the pool. 

The organisers of the camp involved, who are employed by the Malaysian Civil Defence Department, have all been suspended. 

"The programme has also been suspended. We want to ensure justice is served and the appropriate punishment is meted out to those found guilty, in accordance to our procedures," Civil Defence Force director Colonel Mohd Noor told the Mail. 

"Our standard operating procedure do not allow the use of such reptiles unless it was an exhibition or demonstration on how to catch or handle snakes.

"This should not have happened. I am appalled by the incident."

Topics:  editors picks malaysia team building


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Time for spinal care at Tewantin

HERE TO HELP: Debbie and Richard Singer on holiday in Italy.

Noosa Life Chiropractic helps patients return to a pain-free life

Noosa bridges set to be upgraded

One Mile Creek Bridge

NOOSA hinterland benefit from three new bridge projects worth $2.4m

Photos of Matt Golinski's baby joy

NEW BABY: Images of Matt Golinski and Erin Yarwood's new baby, Aluna, have been shared on social media.

Photos of the celebrity chef's new bundle of joy surface online

Local Partners