It’s with a very malu heart that I write this blog entry. Remember an episode in Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre 倚天屠龙记 where Mr and Mrs Zhang Cui Shan committed suicide at Mt Wudang? Zhang Wu Ji’s mother Yin Su Su said something to him just before she died. She told him not to trust beautiful women. The prettier they are, the better they are at telling lies.
Earlier on, I shared my views on an incident involving one Indian guy and three local models over here. I sympathised with the girls’ plight and had hoped that the culprit would be punished.
Just two weeks from then, a video of the incident emerged. This was taken at the scene of the attack by a friend of the accused. You can check it out over here.
Suffice to say that what the video shows is nothing like what the girls described – at all. It may be a bit harsh to say that they have been lying, but this much is certain: They must have censored out a huge and critical part of the incident when they reported it. The impression they gave us was that they were harmless and defenceless victims and the injuries were directly caused by the attacker. I have to admit that I was fooled.
And Miss Kuek was quick to respond.
OK, so that’s the “middle” portion of the whole incident and by then, the quarrel had already started. It didn’t capture the moment Miss Kuek get out from her driver’s seat, but the girls’ retaliatory action to the “punches” (sounded more like slaps) would put our riot police to shame. Miss Esther Lee can be seen using her whole body weight to try to hold the guy down while Kuek Ziyi threw punches at him. Onlookers tried to hold them back, but to no avail. The two girls were vicious. I certainly wouldn’t want to get in their way, especially when our society, by default, regards them as victims in any dispute.
We don’t have video evidence of what happened after that. Did he really sit on her? Did he really “shove” her to the middle of the road? Remembering Yin Su Su’s words, I’ll have to see it to believe it. I wish everyone a speedy recovery – including that guy.
© Chan Joon Yee