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Man allegedly twists bus passenger’s arm after refusing to give up seat holding his grocery bags




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Facebook user Kalvert Yeo has taken to the social networking site to warn fellow users about a man who allegedly aggressed his sister-in-law on a crowded bus this past week when she asked him to give her the seat beside him which was empty save for the man’s grocery bags. In his post, Kalvert criticised the police’s handling of the case and the arduousness of seeking legal recourse.

The incident allegedly occurred on Bus 86 as it was moving along Jalan Kayu on the evening of 27 June. Kalvert’s sister-in-law is said to have asked the man to remove his groceries from the empty seat beside him so she could sit. When the man ignored her, she attempted to take a photo of him, at which point he allegedly grabbed and twisted her arm before throwing her phone on the floor.

Kalvert wrote that the man then tried to escape the bus but the other passengers onboard blocked him and held him there until the police arrived.

The police arrived on the scene shortly after but, to the disappointment of Kalvert and his family, deemed the case a civil conflict case and only took down a police report.

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Kalvert wrote, “If we want anything to happen, we have no choice but to SPEND MONEY to engage a lawyer to sue him. In the end, only a police report is made. I don’t understand the law, but if today I was to GRAB & TWIST a policeman’s arm, I would get arrested immediately right? Why are they protected by the uniform they wear, where else normal citizens like us have to engage a lawyer to prosecute an obvious case of bodily harm/damage of personal assets?

“Anyway, since the police cannot do anything about this, I hope all my friends who read this can share the ugly deeds of this man on social media.”

OK I rarely do this. But this incident is too infuriating.This happened to my sis-in-law, she is not active on…

Posted by Kalvert Yeo on Thursday, 29 June 2017

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