The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is currently investigating the case after the video was shared over 26,000 times by concerned netizens.
Facebook User Apotecky Numero secretly shot a video of an elderly lady being abused which went viral yesterday (20 July). The elderly was sweeping the corridor at her flat on the Lower Delta Road, supervised by two other women. She was slapped by one of them — believed to be her daughter — as soon she finished sweeping.
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) took note of the video, and is currently investigating the case after the video was shared by concerned netizens.
Strong facebook comments and reactions
Many netizens were concerned for her well-being and insisted on bringing the issues to the authorities. Some even offered monetary and emotional support after MSF issued their statement.
No money, no problem
I’m sure that Singaporeas would be more than willing to help with the monetary assistance.
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The beauty of social media
Kudos to those who shared the video to spread awareness!
Introduction of VAA policy to protect the elderly by end of 2015
Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan-Jin, commented via Facebook that such actions towards an elderly lady is unjustifiable. He ensures that MSF will deal with this case and advised netizens to look for such violence cases.
Minister Tan also added that the Vulnerable Adult Acts (VAA) policy will be introduced by the end of 2015 to protect more Singaporeans from such violent acts. VAA is an important step forward for MSF in ensuring that abuse cases is highlighted.
#savethemakcik was a success
Netizens who were concerned for the old lady’s safety would be glad to know that the police were at her unit. Her head was bandaged and she was taken to the hospital. The police had taken the younger women in custody to aid with the investigation of this case.
The netizens’ concern for the old lady safety shows how single-hearted Singaporeans are. They contacted various authorities to ensure the lady is free from harm. They wanted justice for the actions of the abusers and would even support financially if needed. It showed how united Singaporeans are in helping each other in times of need.
After all, our National Pledge clearly states; we pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language, or religion.
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