Singapore

MSF officers visit woman who was slapped 4 times by daughter in video

The Ministry of Social and Family Development said it was working to ensure the safety of the woman who was slapped by her daughter in a video that has gone viral.

It said in a Facebook post on Tuesday night (July 21): "MSF officers have visited the elderly lady. We are looking into the case and working to ensure that the care needs of the elderly lady are met and that she is safe."

The ministry had said in an earlier post that it was working with police to "ensure that the victim receives the necessary care and support".

A video of the incident at a block of flats at Lower Delta Road went viral after Facebook user ApohTecky Numero posted it online.

In the clip, the 58-year-old woman is slapped by her 25-year-old daughter four times.

 

 

Before anything, I would like to apologise if this video or my post may hurt or offend anyone. This video is definitely not something that any child or human being would want to see. Have you ever wonder how an abused woman is living in her own house? We have been seeing the changes in the old lady. From an old cheerful lady to a botak and fragile old lady whose face is bruised everytime single time we saw her. As much as we would want to render help, we are in no position to. (domestic affair) We have been witnessing alot of incident but just this one time, we decided to discreetly video-ed them. They were pretending to be talking nicely when my mum was along the corridor hanging the laundry. But the moment my mum stepped into our house............this is just one of the things that happened. This is not the first time. Watch it. Such inhuman. The one who is slapping her is...................her own daughter. How could you. She's your own mum. She carried you in her womb. How could you gang up with others against your own mum? I know many others would comment on why are we not doing anything. However we are sharing this video with hope that many others would help us stop all this together. I hope all of you can share this video. #savethemakcik Blk 48 lower delta road 03-05

Posted by ApohTecky Numero on Monday, July 20, 2015

 

MSF said the police has classified the case as voluntarily causing hurt. Investigations are ongoing.

 

 

 

Update on viral video of elderly lady:Police have confirmed that a report has been lodged. Preliminary investigations...

Posted by MSF Singapore on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 

 

Minister Tan Chuan-Jin also posted to his Facebook explaining that details about the case could not be made public.

 

 

My officers have visited her. Hope you understand that we aren't able to discuss details in public. But we are looking out for her well being. Thank you to so many for your concerns and well wishes for her.

Posted by Tan Chuan-Jin on Tuesday, 21 July 2015

 

 


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