Alex Ong hauled up by police for questioning for pushing elderly woman off SMRT bus
Posted by temasektimes on June 8, 2012
In the video clip, Alex Ong was heard shouting at the woman and threatening to beat her before pushing her off the bus.
One passenger Ms Tina Chang who witnessed the entire scene told the media:
“It was not a light push, it was really hard! Had she not grabbed hold of the handle (on the door) when she fell, she would have flown off,” she said.
Alex Ong later claimed he did so because he was suffering from clinic depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
However, Associate Professor Munidasa Winslow, a psychiatrist at Winslow Clinic said having a condition is not a carte blanche credit to misbehave.
“(For) the early generations in Singapore, when we went to school the prevailing sentiment was that life is difficult. But in later generations, some people at least, seem to go in with the feeling that life is supposed to be easy, and why is it that everybody is making life difficult for me?,” he added.
Police investigations are still ongoing.