KUALA LUMPUR – A video of a teenager allegedly beating his mother for money has gone viral on social media since yesterday.
The 42-second clip showed the boy punching the arm of a woman repeatedly and demanding money from her.
The woman was heard saying “sakitlah” (it’s painful) while crying, after the boy landed a blow on her arm and hurling profanities at her.
The boy, who was wearing clothes resembling a school uniform, said: “bagi semua” (give all), while pointing his finger to the woman’s handbag.
A voice of an elderly woman in the background was heard scolding the boy.
His mother was then heard saying: “ni je yang ada” (this is all I have) … “orang nak bawa pegi kerja” (am taking to work). The boy appeared to insist that his mother give him the money.
Ampang Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Hamzah Alias said the incident happened at a flat in the district.
He said police had received a report from the boy’s father who requested no further action taken on his 15-year-old son.
“The incident happened yesterday (Sept 26) at about 7am. The clip was recorded by the man’s daughter who then sent the video to him.
“Later, the man sent the video to the boy’s teacher, hoping that the teacher would advice the boy on his bad behaviour,” said Hamzah.
The video was uploaded on Facebook by a user “Jejaka Sereng,” which then quickly gained attention and provoked outrage among netizens.
Hamzah said the man had decided to lodge the report for fear of his family’s safety after a lot of people contacted him to ask about the incident.
Jejaka Sereng had, two hours ago, publicly apologised to the man’s family on his Facebook for uploading the video but it was too late as other users had shared the clip with other netizens.
Hamzah said police had recorded statements from the woman and the boy.
Police have also taken the urine sample of the boy to ascertain whether he was under the influence of drug.