Singapore ― Artiste Chantalle Ng revealed she was allegedly beaten up by her father Huang Yiliang to the point she had to be hospitalised for about a week.
Speaking as the sixth guest on Quan Yi Fong’s talk show “Hear U Out,” Ms Ng, 25, shared her experiences and aspirations as an actress and touched on her relationship with her father, a former actor.
When asked if it was difficult to make friends in showbiz, Ms Ng said it was hard to make friends in life.
“Be it in life or showbiz; it boils down to serendipity. Serendipity plays a role in the formation of friendships.”
“I feel that a person needs just a few close friends,” she added.
When the topic got to how her mother raised her single-handedly, Ms Ng was brought to tears as she admitted wanting to protect her mother.
“Since I was small, I’ve vowed to make my mark as an adult so that I can give my mother a good life,” said Ms Ng.
She noted that her father “slammed” her mother’s way of raising her.
“Much of my unhappiness as a child stemmed from my father,” she explained.
Her parents had divorced before she turned one year old.
She visited her father every Sunday because her mother was given custody.
Ms Ng confirmed that she hadn’t communicated with her father since Primary 5 when she was about 11 years old.
The positive memories she remembered of her father was him teaching her sports such as golf, swimming and badminton.
“It’s just that sometimes, his temper can be volatile, and I would not know when he would become angry,” she added.
A major incident happened when she was in Primary 5, which Ms Ng believes her father was under a lot of stress at that time.
He had employed numerous tutors for her Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).
“Perhaps he was eager to see his daughter excel, and perhaps he received some negative feedback from the tutor about my academic performance at that time, which made him angry. When he arrived at my home, he lost control, and it ended up becoming a police case,” said Ms Ng.
“He caned me. It was rather serious. I was hospitalised for about a week,” she added.
Since the incident became a police case, Ms Ng had to testify in court.
However, her mother decided to drop the case, as being around Mr Huang stressed and terrified her daughter.
Despite attempts to reconcile with her father, Ms Ng admitted she was still fearful of him.
“Even until now, I’m 25 years old; I’m still not ready.”
Still, Ms Ng repeated she wished to have a good life with her mother.
“I’m leading the ideal life that I’d dreamt of as a child,” she said. /TISG
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