Alex Ong defends pushing elderly woman off SMRT bus: I am the product of the decay of morals society has on individuals like myself.
Posted by temasektimes on June 7, 2012
In a Facebook note posted two hours ago, Alex explained that he was ‘provoked’ by the elderly woman into doing so after he tried to advise her against hitting the bell at the last minute:
“I was quite agitated when she just shouted back at me like this. We got into an argument, and I told her to “get off this bus”. She simply shot back, “no, I won’t.”With emotions running high, I let loose a “I will slap you!” to her, to which she said “come!”. I reached breaking point and gave her a light push, which resulted in her falling off the steps.”
He added that anybody else in his shoes would have exploded as well:
“Now, I know I should never have done this, but if you were in my shoes, you of course could have exploded as well.”
The bus driver subsequently called for the police and ambulance who arrived and took statements from both parties.
Alex claimed he suffered from clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder which explained the ‘rage’ he felt.
“I do not represent a society of decaying morals. I’m a product of a society that has abused me, neglected me, and ultimately, misunderstood me. I do not represent the decay of morals, I am the product of the decay of morals society has on individuals like myself.”
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