Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sarah Lim (19) for 20/7/15

Elderly slapped in video: Police investigating woman for allegedly assaulting mother


Published: 20/7/15

This article is about a police investigation about recent video posted on Facebook about a woman who was seen slapping a old woman's face, who was believed to be her mother. Neighbours mentioned that it was a common sight, along with shouting, beatings and kicking. The police assured the public that the victim will receive the necessary care and support and to better protect vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect, they urge members of the public to alert the authorities or call the police in case of emergency.

In my opinion, such behaviour is inhumane. The society is unable to accept cases of elderly abuse as they expressed disapproval over the Internet and the victim's neighbours empathized her circumstances. From this incident, members of the public should begin to realize how vulnerable they are, of how to act appropriately when we come face to face with these situations. We knew we had to do something to put a stop to the hurt on the victims but we clueless of who we should approach. Therefore, I hope that more and more people will be educated on the respective authorities they should approach in the face of different problems.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with Sarah's point. I think that it is very barbaric of that woman to slap her mother! After reading this article I am Very angry and pity the mother. Even an animal would not abuse their old mother. Our parents brought us up with sweat and toil and love. Sometimes, elderly can be really picky about things and complains alot but we should not find our parents burdernsome as in the past, they had also endured with our childish acts and complains. When they grow old and we grow up we should repay them with what they done for us and take care of them.

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