In a video surfaced on Facebook, a Malaysian father is seen whipping a young man for allegedly abusing his wife who is the man’s daughter.
The father can be seen yelling and swinging at the man in the video.
According to World of Buzz, the father is quoted as having said, among other things: “Are you apologising to me? When you hit my daughter, did you tell her sorry? You thought that I would let this matter go just like that? Do you know what you did wrong now? Looks like you are really not scared of me eh! If you’re so good at hitting people, get up and hit me now. Go on, hit me!”
The father also shouted, “Did I raise my daughter from a little baby until the adult she is today just for you to abuse her? I already warned you many times, I allowed my daughter to marry you but you treat her like this!”
Domestic violence is an especially noteworthy issue in Malaysia. A 2008 study from the University of Malaya cites 1996 data that “in Malaysia, 39% of women above 15 years of age were estimated to have been physically beaten by their partner.”
If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, please take a look at this NCADV page for a list of resources and information.