First it was the woman who beat up her elderly neighbour at the corridor just outside their flats. Initially, I saw it on my Facebook wall when the victim's daughter uploaded it, and a friend of hers shared it.
Very quickly, that day itself, it went viral. Even though I don't know this woman personally, I was so shocked, and upset watching it. How could anyone treat a human being like that? So vicious.
Then later on, I saw on Stomp that the police arrested Casey Sabrina Ng, also known as Asha, 41 and she was brought to the hospital (IN A WHEELCHAIR) looking frail and helpless. WOW! You looked mighty fine while you were beating your neighbour up. Suddenly, you're arrested and you act all poor thing? *eyebrow raised*
Anyway, she was remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for evaluation. Apparently, according to her family, she has a history of mental instability. (However, after beating that neighbour up, she did have the faculty to warn the neighbour not to tell the police.)
Then most recently, Odd-job worker Juraimi Kamaludin spat on two women at Woodlands bus interchange.
From what I gather, there was a long bus queue... he cuts in, and was told off by a woman. He claims he was already in the queue earlier but left to get a drink. (Eh, WTF, you think bus queue you can use tissue paper chope place is it?) Anyway, no one in the queue backed his story.
He got mad and spat in the woman's face. He boarded the bus... but the driver could not drive off, as the woman had lodged a complaint and was waiting for the relevant authorities to arrive, and thus he cannot drive off with Juraimi Kamaludin onboard. People on board the bus get impatient with this idiot refusing to alight. Then a replacement bus comes, and as passengers transfer to that bus, Mr Wise guy blocks them. He was pushed aside by some men.... but he stopped the woman in green (seen in this video)... and spat on her too. Why? Because she was shouting at him too (along with the other passengers I assume). He also shouted/pushed an old man.
Eventually, he was arrested and remanded at IMH.
Why not push the men that were on board huh? Why only pick on the women and the old man? I think insane people, or at least people so enraged that they can't think properly.... won't have the sense to pick and choose who they spit on or shout at. Don't you think so?
I just think he's a loser and a bully. The kind of person who raises his voice when losing an argument. The kind who thinks that spitting in someone's face makes them superior.
But it seems if you are an aggressive asshole, you can always say you're 'stressed' or insane after your rampage. Please leave IMH for those who really need it, god knows they must be overwhelmed as it is.
Must we wait for a victim to die before we let the heavy arm of the law (which Singapore used to be so well known for) smack these people?!