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Woman and boyfriend assaulted us, say students

Posted by theonlinecitizen on November 18, 2007

This is taken from the blog Princess Michie. The account of the incident is solely her own, and does not represent the full sequence of events of the day.

Notably missing is corroborating evidence of the punching she claims to have received from the caucasian man.

What is this world coming to? We got hit cos we’re students? Students aren’t nice to bully!

So it all happened cos while i was walking, my schoolbag hit a woman accidentally. And i believe that the woman is none other than the angmoh’s girlfriend!

After bumping into her, she starts throwing vulgarities at me. At first I thought she’s some crazy woman who goes around shouting at people, so I ignored her. Few minutes later, she attacked me from the back! She hit my back with her umbrella but thank god she missed! So instead of my back, she got my schoolbag! If not I’ll most probably be lying in the hospital right now.

Then naturally I turned, and asked her what her problem was. She was shouting at her top of her voice telling the whole world that I bumped into her. That’s when I finally understood why she was shouting at me. She tried to flee after everyone said that she’s the one at fault by hitting my back. She then ran into the NTUC.

She said:” Back off! I’m calling the 911!”
Me: Hello, this is
Singapore, you do not call 911 here, you call 999!.
She: Back off im calling 911 now.
She: im gonna call the 911 now.
Me: It’s 999.
She: fine I’ll call 911 now.
Me: *sigh* go ahead. I’ll wait for you, please go ahead and call the police.
She: Why must i call the police? You call lah.
Me: Cos i thot you said you wanna call 911?
She: I don’t have a phone, you call. (Why she said she wanna call 911 when she dont have a phone? siao!)
Me: This is
Singapore, you do not go around hitting people with your umbrella then call 911, and im sure you can’t do the same even if you are in America.

Then some security personnel came over to break the furious argument we had.

Those personnel asked us to leave the supermarket. She refused and said:” No, im not leaving, i scare she’ll beat me up.” Like hello, she’s the one who attacked me first.

*few mins later*

She dashed out of the supermarket, so my friend and i chased after her demanding for a reason for hitting my back.

Just right about 10 steps after exiting from the supermarket, the angmoh boyfriend attacked us from the back! This time round, he grabbed both my friend’s arms from the back, then lifted her up off the floor and throw her hard onto the floor! And that caused her arms to bleed! And before I could even react, I saw his fist flying towards my face! I moved back a little but I still got punched slightly in the nose and I managed to block the other 2 punches from him with both my arms. Next, he kicked my right leg, and he attempted to run. Just when he was about to run, my friend tripped him and he fell straight onto the floor.

He quickly picked himself up, and he ran towards a watch shop where all the helpful passersby blocked him from escaping.

A few uncles came to help us because they saw the whole incident.

Then, the girlfriend appeared out of nowhere. She accused us of hitting her first. Trust me, we didn’t even lay a finger on her! Needless to say, hit. She was cooking up crap trying to gain sympathy from the crowd. Fortunately none of them listened to her instead they scorned her off!

It all happened in a flash, so i couldn’t video the part whereby he attacked us. They are both in their late 30s or early 40s. And that angmoh was like 6 feet tall! Pick on someone his size!
AND if they are not guilty, then why are they escaping?

The woman is super aggressive and ill-bred! She’s horrible!

By posting this TOC makes no claim as to the veracity of this story. Many of the facts in this account have yet to be verified, and we highlight that this is the version of events given by one party to the incident.

Below is the video of the incident.

Part One:

Part Two:

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21 Responses to “Woman and boyfriend assaulted us, say students”

  1. aygee said

    i dont know. i would like to hear their side of the story.

    secondly, the way that young man and everyone else jumped on the couple, they were equally bullying the couple.

    so she reacted in a very hostile manner – which is sad and a reflection of her upbringing – but we shouldnt react in the same manner. we’re just lowering ourselves to her level. if someone is crazy, do we become crazy ourselves to equal things out?

    what i’m curious about is why this is reposted on theonlinecitizen. whats the agenda? its an misunderstanding between some individuals – while i have come to believe that theonlinecitizen is more about bigger national issues.

    btw, how did all of this end? did the police come? what was the outcome? was the outcome worth all of everyone’s time, frustration?

  2. Xyn said

    Aygee, first of all, the uncle who stood up for the girls did not “jump on the couple” he was merely trying to stop them from running away before the police arrived.

    Secondly, “everyone else” was pretty much standing and watching, when did anybody jump on the couple??

    While it is true that the uncle was somewhat loud in reprimanding the man who hit the girls, you can hardly call that “bullying”. How else would you have him deliver the message?

    ‘Please, sir, this is Singapore, and you cannot hit girls like that. If you please, will you stay here until the police arrive?’ That would be unrealistic.

  3. Singapore Resident said

    FusionTiger…tiger? – i think u’re a pussy cat. Count your lucky star the victims aren’t your wife, sister, mother etc.

    http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,148062,00.html?

    …another user, FusionTiger, wrote: ‘I felt bad seeing that poor Caucasian guy being blasted by the people around him like that.

    ‘He could be wrong, but I think things shouldn’t get so heated up.’

  4. Chen said

    Why is there this ang moh attitude that they are better, cocksure and right?

    First the trishaw uncle got bullied by those ang moh tourists. Come here as tourists, then they cheat him, and made fun of the old man, rubbing salt to the wound. Telling us that they can come here and cause trouble, and then leave.

    Then there is the international students come here to show at Shangila Asean meeeting they are here to protest against Burma because Singaporeans are too can’t be bothered. Telling us that they can come here and cause trouble, and then leave.

    Then there is ang moh, the bf of a SPG, who dared attack a local girl in broad daylight in the heartlands! Telling us that they can come here and cause trouble, and then leave.

    What is this “ang moh can get away with it attitude”? I have enough if it.

  5. Asians get away with many things abroad as well.

    Believe me, we’re no better.

  6. Zheng Xi said

    Hi all,

    As the story is as yet uncorroborated, it would be irresponsible to make allegations, especially with a clearly racial undertone.

  7. SeeHwa said

    TOC, you should remove the hyperlink to the ‘celebrity blogger’. By providing a link to her blog site, TOC is providing her free publicity every single second.
    This kind of blogging should not be promoted.

  8. SS Lee said

    If it be true, there is no reason for a grown man lift a girl up and throw her back down. If the blogger ‘hit’ his girlfriend, they should have called the guard if it where that serious! First of all, there are now 1 mio foreigners, it’s getting crowded lah. So what’s a little accidental bump? You reap what you sow baby!

  9. aygee said

    TOC, when u first posted this, you didnt put the disclaimer. so my initial comment came up because i didnt read the disclaimer. The followup post makes a lot more sense, when you challenge STOMP’s role as a media. BUT..i still question your initial agenda when you reposted the girl’s blog here – and you have not answered that question.

    Xyn, look, i’m not on anyone’s side. Come on…what if u and your partner, say, when you’re travelling in Beijing or KL, started quarreling with 2-4 people (because we only see that young man and the uncle but the girl blogger said she was with a bunch of friends?), but surrounded by many other onlookers who are not saying anything but clearly are antagonistic towards you, you tell me thats not bullying?

    i think that crazy couple is just defensively reacting to the situation they’re in.

    I think its just an unfortunate event that happened to Princess Michie and her friend, and if she wants to post it on her blog, fine. but for everyone to repost, and especially disappointing to even see TOC reprinting it, and then STOMP sensationalise it, it stinks of an “anti-foreigner” campaign – esp when linking this to the trishaw uncle story.

    in my opinion, here you have a highly popular and very attractive, sweet young blogger, complaining about how she was “wronged”, “i’m so young and fragile, (i’m princess michie after all) why is this couple jumping on me?”, and clearly trying to gain sympathy using the “anti-angmoh” theme.

    UNTIL i hear the story from the police, or from the crazy couple themselves, i CANNOT be sympathetic to this sweet, oh-so-fragile blogger.

    The couple, though crazy they seem to be from these videos, something MUST have happened for them to snap in such a way as described by the girl blogger. The angmoh gentleman looks like he has a very meek demeanour. For that man to allegedly jump on teenagers, well, let’s find out first what made him do what he did, before we come to any conclusion.

    and btw, Singaporeans are not the only people in the world who speak hokkien.

    and you wonder why the Govt is still worried that we’re not ready for blogging…? I remember the ST Forum post about an indian lady who was not served properly and she links it to Singapore not being a nation yet, and sucking up to our colonial past. Its just POOR SERVICE! dont link it to racist, foreigner-hating diatribe.

    as Celluloidreality says, we’re no angels when we’re overseas too. AND…with all this go on blogosphere..one day, when you travel or go on business overseas, you feel like you’re hard-done-by, you wonder why people dont like singaporeans, think again about what we blog and how we react and comment to small incidents like this. you’re telling the world you’re a foreigner-hating people.

  10. aygee said

    Chen, are you still in school? I’m just curious.

    “Angmohs having an attitude that they’re better, cocksure and right..” well, if you’re still in school now, when you do join the workforce, you might just change your mind about that.

    Angmohs-get-away-with-it attitude? noone’s asking you to be cowed, meek and shy yourself, u know. If they’re more vocal and confrontational, and they eventually get what they want, then there’s something for YOU to think about.

    If you really believe that Singaporeans cared enough about Burma, and u disagree to those visiting students, prove it.

    if you think those Brits misbehaved, you might want to ask about the singaporeans who misbehaved when they travel – Ask any NSman who’s done training stints in Thailand and Taiwan. Ask them what they did on their R&R. YOu might want to think about the hawkers and shopowners who charge foreigners extra.

    the short of it – if you think you’re better than an angmoh, stop complaining, but rather show it. stand up and be counted. Go out there and compete. dont keep asking the govt to take care of you.

  11. aygee said

    oh, and about the trishaw uncle incident, the most important issue was raised by Lucky in Singaporemind.

    rather than focus about the rude tourists, how come no one is asking why such an old man still has to do backbreaking labour to earn money? isnt it about time he enjoy his golden age? shouldnt we be taking care of him, so that he doesnt have to work, and open himself to such tourists?

    some european and asian cities have trishaws. notice that they’re not operated by old people. go and visit other countries and see what their senior citizens are doing.

    Sigh- all the angst and energy of our young people are focused on all the wrong things.

  12. Aygee,

    Re-posting Michelle’s blog post is to allow our readers to read her side of the story, in her own words. This is not the first time that we have re-posted blog postings, by the way.

    The aim was not and is not to sensationalise it – as our article on it has shown.

    Regards,
    Andrew

  13. Xyn said

    Aygee, your analogy is clearly inappropriate. You missed out an important aspect of the situation.

    If I was travelling with my partner say in KL and China…

    >>>> and I had attacked two of the local girls following an argument <<<<

    and got surrounded by passive but antagonistic onlookers. It will be absurd to turn around and suddenly and accuse the locals of “bullying” me after I had punched two of their girls.

    Futhermore, there is no evidence in the video of any of the surrounding onlookers being “clearly antagonistic”.

    To claim that they were bullying the the couple is not just exaggeration but a total distortion of facts.

  14. MAHAGURU58 said

    The Ang Moh is damn lucky that his assault upon those two girls took place in Singapore.

    If it had been in downtown Penang or KL, the fella would have been whacked like hell by our people.

    No bloody excuse for trying to show his macho stuff on our womenfolk!

    Get out of the ‘Ang Moh’ worshiping mentality!

    Everyone’s the same, black, brown, yellow or white!

    He’d would have been lynched if he had done that in India or Pakistan!

    I say bravo to Mr.Phua for standing up to the idiot! His SGP Gf is also the ‘pai kia ‘ type, so bloody aggressive for what?

    She deserves to be thrown into jail for assaulting the girl using a potential weapon!

    Just because the fella is an ‘Ang Moh’, he thinks he can get away with his crime?

    C’mon Singapore! You aren’t colonialised anymore! Stand up for your citizens!

  15. Daniel said

    “She: Why must i call the police? You call lah.”

    Really? If the girl was a non-Singaporean, did she actually use the word “lah”? That’s confusing.

  16. wilsonbb said

    I hope TOC will follow up the story. Same as aygee, I want to know what happened after, how the police resolved the dispute?

    Quote from http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,148062,00.html
    “Eventually, the couple stay until the police arrive.
    A police spokesman said a call was received at 1.15pm on Thursday informing them of a dispute between two pairs of people at Toa Payoh Central.”

    The angmo may seems “gentle” in the video, but if we were surrounded by such a big angry crowd, most of us would tone down, most… except perhaps the female in red.

  17. aygee said

    ok Xyn, you win. They weren’t surrounding those couple and not bullying them. You must have been there from start to end – because you’re saying that I’m the one giving a “total distortion of facts”.

    Mahaguru – whack them? that sure solves the problem, doesnt it?

    The police wrote off the incident and couldnt care less to comment. They also must have had an “Angmoh worshipping” mentality too, then?

    If everyone is the same, regardless of what colour, then shouldnt we afford them some semblance of fairness – rather than calling for their heads? a fair hearing from both parties and then we come to a conclusion?

    I’ve been called many things in my life – but an Angmoh worshipper…wow…thats new.

    i say good luck to Singapore if its people carry this sense of hatred in their hearts.

  18. Xyn said

    Aygee,

    First you claim that the crowd jumped on the couple, which they clearly didn’t.

    Then you raised a clearly inappropriate analogy and claimed that the crowd was antagonistic for which there is no evidence.

    Being refuted, finally you take the immature stance of “ok, you win. you must have been at the scene from start to finish.”

    Although I was not at the scene from start to finish, anyone see clearly from the video that the bystanders were not bullying the couple. You claim otherwise, but are unable to provide any evidence or grounds for your claim, therefore you are distorting the available facts.

    And Aygee, this isn’t about anyone winning or losing. Grow up.

  19. aygee said

    Xyn, we, ok..maybe I, dont know the full facts of what happened.

    The point i was trying to raise was to see the situation from the other side, emphatise with the crazy couple and to put myself in their shoes, how would I react, being the centre of attention and in a potentially volatile situation.

    i didnt know what happened earlier or after, except for the events as described by the young blogger. The comments i posted were based on those videos i saw, and the comments she made. I didnt agree to her linking this with a “foreigners are all ill-mannered people” theme, and the comments that she is seeking from the public – which is to further stir up this “foreigners are ill-mannered” theme. Mahaguru even said something along the lines of “ang moh worshipper”.

    i was calling for some levelheadedness.

    But you have missed the points i was trying to make and you picked apart what i said and used words like “total distortion of facts”. I may have missed out on certain points, or made a wrong analysis or given a wrong analogy by YOUR benchmarks, but i wasnt out to distort anything.

    But you’ve clearly have made a judgement on the matter. Your further reaction and the words you used further showed that you are not prepared to see the flip side of the situation.

    which led to my “immature” reaction to let you win, as you put it. I shall end my posting on this matter, because i no longer aim to discuss with someone who has taken on a personal hit on me, without even knowing who i am. And i’m the one who’s supposed to grow up? 🙂

    We Singaporeans seem to carry a lot of angst and passion. Indeed the reaction to this incident, reading from ST Forum and the blogosphere, gives the Government food-for-thought about we being a “nanny state” and “public discourse” and “freedom of speech”.

    Let’s all hope that posts by Princess Michie and the reactions to it will make the Government rethink the FT policy.

  20. MAHAGURU58 said

    Dear Aygee,

    You’d be singing a different tune if it was you who got into that tangle with the umbrella swinging foul tempered woman.

    Anyway, let’s not be wasting our time debating on this episode.

    Listen to Xyn. Good advice should be accepted and listened to.

    Doesn’t make you a lesser person if you heed her call.

    Let’s get back to our life’s!

    Cheers.

  21. Xyn said

    Dear Aygee,

    to claim that the crowd was “jumping on” and “bullying” the couple is completely different from a call for level-headedness.

    You write too much, and are unable to follow a rational discussion or even state a point clearly.

    Write less, think before you do.

    Regards.

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