Yesterday, #CDM25 went viral and dominated local as well as international social media platforms. Just in case you didn’t read/watch the news, a woman was caught on camera spewing verbal abuse and repeatedly hammering an senior citizen’s vehicle with a steering wheel lock following a minor car accident. Her brand new Peugeot with the car registration number plate, “CDM 25” was hit.
In the video, she was seen/heard demanding for a RM2,000 compensation:
She received an onslaught from netizens, with some exposing her identity, contact details, home address, information of the bridal company where she works, and her Facebook account.
Now, according to The Star Online, Kiki (real name Siti Fairrah Ashykin) has come out to say that her Facebook page called “Kiki Kerja Kahwin” was hacked. With that, the alleged apology post didn’t come from her. “I deactivated my Facebook account yesterday (Tuesday) and haven’t been posting anything on my company page since. Somebody hacked into my account,” she said.
But it still begs the question, “Why was she so angry in the first place?”.
I couldn’t think at the time. It was on the spur of the moment. It was a huge mistake on my part. After that incident, we went to the police station in Kuantan and settled things amicably. I calmed down and immediately apologised to the man. I even met his wife and hugged her. The uncle accepted my apology and told me not to do that anymore. At first, when the video went viral on Tuesday, I opted to remain silent. But since #CDM25 trended on Twitter and people started to curse at me, I couldn’t keep quiet any more. I accept whatever abuse that is hurled at me because I made a terrible mistake.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police would be investigating the matter as it was classified as a road-bullying incident. On the other hand, the senior citizen, 68-year-old former medical assistant Sim Siak Heong, said that although he was and still is traumatised by what happened, he has decided not to press charges.
He also mentioned that he’s ready to forgive Kiki.
As for a real apology, however, she made one via an exclusive interview with ntv7 last night. She cried, admitted that it was an incident that would be hard for anyone to accept, and pleaded to all Malaysians to forgive her. Watch the full interview here.
What do you guys think? Do you think Kiki deserves a break? Should she be forgiven?