Michael Ang has taken to his Instagram this week to air his honest thoughts on the alleged kidnapping incident that went viral on social media over the weekend.
For context, a video circulated online a few days ago, showing a woman getting physical with an elderly Perodua Viva driver. It was later revealed by the police that the woman had mistaken the 80-year-old senior citizen for attempting to kidnap her teenage disabled daughter.
Lelaki umur 80 tahun niat nak menolong seorang kanak2 yang sesat tapi dipukul oleh mak budak tu dan dituduh menculik hakikatnya budak oku tu sendiri yg tahan kereta warga emas tersebut dan hilang dari pengawasan ibu. Who’s to be blame? https://t.co/ipQuZxhWZT
— nad (@nadhirahothman_) June 26, 2021
In a lengthy statement uploaded on his Instagram, Michael appears to have criticised the woman for her reckless action. “Seriously, you just hit that uncle like that. He’s 80 years old! I know, you were nervous because your child was missing. But don’t you have the ‘brain’ or the patience to ask first before attacking him?” the director expressed.
The outspoke figure then added, “Plus, that uncle just sat in his car. Are you so rich that you thought someone wanted to kidnap your daughter? You’re the one who doesn’t know how to take care of your child, you didn’t even realise that she was wandering around the street alone, but you had no problem hitting other people? That’s not good. If I were a member of the uncle’s family, I won’t let you get away.”
Michael continued to put the woman on blast by saying, “Indeed, all of us are currently in dire straits, but never lose consideration and only think about ourselves before others. Don’t be like this ‘Mak Cik Gangster. Love y’all and stay safe. BTW does anyone know this lady in the viral video?”
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Apart from Michael, the viral case also caught the attention of Emelda Rosemila, who pointed out that she was overwhelmed by the mother’s actions. “I went speechless after reading about the incident. In any case, check exactly for the validity and don’t just act recklessly. This elderly man is harmless,” she wrote on her IG Story update.
The actress continued, “Why did she act violently against him? The others didn’t even know what happened exactly, but she proceeded with throwing abusive words to the man. Why not investigate the matter first? Even if the police make an arrest, they won’t act like this, unless the situation is really dangerous, or if it’s a criminal case. Hope this uncle is safe.”
In her subsequent posts on social media, the 41-year-old also vented out her frustration towards the public. She wrote, “I’m really disheartened by the attitude of today’s society, especially Muslims. Rude, slandering, criticising, insulting, and placing judgment towards others have become a new culture to them. It’s like a party for them.”
“Be careful, don’t be negligent. Your heart must be strong. You must always remember that the Lord sees everything you do. InsyaAllah, with His love and mercy, God can forgive our sins. If we continue to sin, we might not reach heaven nor receive forgiveness,” Emelda added in her statement.
Check out her heartfelt IG Story post here:
We sincerely hope that such incidents won’t take place again.