It has come to everyone’s attention that a short snippet of a video went viral when the video shows a footage of an elderly man, fully equipped in religious clothing, was seen ‘molesting’ a female commuter beside him.
Jangan fikir semua ustaz dan imam macam di #PAS adalah mulia. Banyak gatal macam ini.. orang perangai macam inilah suka bagi ceramah di masjid kononnya menolong ummah Islam…. pic.twitter.com/3AwOsO7zoP
— Firamond (@firamond) February 25, 2018
The video was first uploaded by a twitter account called Firamond, and has now attracted major news outlets in covering the story. The elderly man, who is probably in his 50s-60s, received negative criticism for his actions on Twitter as netizens showed rage and fury when the footage was out.
Tentang video pakcik yang raba tu, kenapa pakcik tu tak letak tangan dia atas beg in the first place ? Dan kalau dia betul2 lah seorang yang warak aku rasa dia mesti tau konsep kalau dah pandang sekali tu, tak leh pandang lagi. Patut nya la. Ni dia tenung peha amoi bukan sekali
— P҉e҉n҉ (@penw0ntbite) February 26, 2018
However as of the weekend, more and more netizens came out to defend the uncle, claiming that he didn’t do it intentionally, and that he looked ‘uncomfortable’.
from my observation, this pakcik is clearly not comfortable + he tried to keep his gap between this amoy & when he did, he slowly angkat tangan dia tu & this is y to some observations, he looks like he wanted to raba that amoy???? https://t.co/WsBEXABHti
— 👽 (@zhqrhwho_) February 26, 2018
Based on his gesture, aku tak rasa dia raba that girl, his action more macam nak tolak that girl tidur macam nak sandar dekat dia. However kita still tak tahu apa niat pakcik tu, and logicalIy, this video is not enough to label him as a pervert. https://t.co/oCuTZkRMVI
— 😘 (@baaaaadriii) February 26, 2018
1. pakcik tu alih tangan dia, bkn letak atas peha pompuan tu
2. pakcik tu jeling pompuan tu takut tersandar kat dia
3. pakcik tu dh rasa x selesa bila pompuan tu dh makin rapat so dia tengok atas sbb nk check dh nk sampai ke belum destinasi dia.
mana raba dia pon x tau la https://t.co/FRRNpElHlA
— Ed Shigat 🕴🏻 (@brgsjqs) February 26, 2018
Another concerned netizen even volunteered to help the elderly man sue his accusers in order to clear out his name from slander.
On the other notes, kalau pakcik nak saman malu, please do lemme know. I will suggest good lawyer in this matter. Yang tweet tambah lauk kita saman sekali. Kalau betul pakcik tak raba lah. Kalau raba, saya baduk pakcik nanti. https://t.co/L8s0pFyuFT
— Jarr Nadjmuddean (@JarrNadjmuddean) February 26, 2018
Judging by the video, do you think the man molested the female commuter beside him?