Is there any place on this earth where women are completely safe? It's a sad truth that no one can really answer this with full conviction.
When Uma Mageswari, a Singapore citizen of Indian origin, boarded the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), she didn't know the ride would turn into a shocker for her. Within a few minutes of getting on the train, she found a man quickly occupying the seat right opposite to her, despite the entire carriage being empty.
What followed next is enough to outrage any sensible person. The man took his phone out and began filming her shamelessly without realizing that everything was clearly visible in the reflection of the mirror window behind.
Utterly shocked and disgusted by his indecency, she decided to catch him in the act and made a video which shows the man filming her, acting all casual while zooming in and out intermittently.
Uma uploaded the video and narrated the entire incident in her Facebook post.
This is a video that I had recorded on 13th May 2017 Saturday at 7.40pm a minute or so after I had boarded the train at Outram mrt. I was heading towards Harbourfront to meet a friend. This guy quickly plonked himself on the seat opposite mine though it wasn't as if the train was crowded and he had to race to get a seat. I was seated in the 2-seater located at the far ends of the carriage. He then proceeded to whip out his phone and I think the rest speaks for itself once you view the video.
The dumbass didn't realise his folly obviously. I made my own recording of him but understandably lost my temper afterwards when confronting him over his actions. The mrt staff were most helpful and the SPF arrived at the scene within minutes. Upon further investigation this chap was found to be in possession of similar videos though I am told they were rather obscene in nature of unsuspecting victims.
This man's name is Suraj. This asshole holds an employment pass. He had a range of excuses for his deplorable actions. His last feeble attempt of an apology was that 'I was like his sister'.
I am highlighting this episode to the public in general to serve as a deterrent for other such assholes. Please always remain aware of your surroundings and never be afraid to speak out against such acts that may be committed against you or others around you.
You don't have to be a victim of your circumstances. Ever.
You can watch the video here:
Is personal space too much that we're asking for?