Public transportation like buses, LRT or MRT are obviously meant to be used by everyone. Even though it can get pretty crowded, especially during peak hours, sometimes it’s the most convenient way to get around. The less cars on the road, the better.
For KTM, LRT and MRT, you have to be lucky to get a seat cause priority is usually given to pregnant women, the disabled and senior citizens but what would you do if an old man starts yelling at you for taking “his” seat even though there’s plenty of room to sit?
A netizen that goes by the username @chnrsyrn on Twitter posted a story recently of her experience on the MRT along with 2 photos of an elderly man who apparently has been causing a lot of trouble for the passengers. In her post, she described the old Chinese man, who happens to be a foreigner, to be extremely rude to anyone who sat on his seat that he supposedly “claimed”.
“There were a lot of empty seats. I was one of his victims today. He cursed at me, calling me a ‘stupid bitch’,” she said in her post. The twitter user then shared how lucky she was that a Chinese girl came over and stood up for her, scolding the old man but then the man stomped his umbrella to the floor and told the two girls to shut up.
Apparently, this wasn’t the first time such an incident has happened. After seeing the tweet, a few netizens came forward saying that they’ve come across this old man on the MRT and LRT before. Others tagged RapidKL and MRT Corp asking them to take action against this old man.
From the screenshots above, we can see that Rapid KL have been made aware of the situation and replied to a netizen’s tweet saying that, “We have been informed about the issue. Thank you.” As of right now, neither Rapid KL nor MRT Corp released any statement or updates on the incident.
It is also currently unknown if local authorities are involved in the investigation. Let’s hope that the old man doesn’t go around disturbing people on public transportation ever again.