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Man claims he is a ‘messenger from god’ and threatens to hit train passenger when asked to mask up properly

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The train commuter can be heard saying he has an agenda when confronted about not masking up properly.

 

A video by TikTok user shanellegiftshop has gone viral with over 1 million views and 34,000 likes. The video shows a man who is not masked properly threatening to hit another man who told him to do so on an MRT. It is unclear when the incident happened but the video was uploaded on 28 February 2022.

The man who was not wearing his mask properly also hurled vulgarities at the other train commuter, and told him that he had a message from god. He asked the other train commuter to mind his own business and that he had his own agenda. He added that he was a ‘messenger from god’.

The video shows the other train commuter eventually leaving his seat and moving to another area in the train, probably to avoid further confrontation with the aggressive passenger who was not following the Government’s mask mandate.

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TikTok users who commented on the video also took notice of the woman who is seated beside the man who was being abused. The woman did not bat an eyelid about the commotion and continued using her mobile phone prompting comments like, “eh the girl beside the guy damn cool sia she continue playing her game.”

Most TikTok users who commented on the video expressed their unhappiness with the man who was not masked up properly. They said that he should be more considerate for the other passengers who are onboard the train, especially with the Covid-19 infections being at record levels in Singapore. A total of 24,080 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths were reported on 1 March in Singapore.

Other commenters suggested that the Police should have been called to take care of the aggressor on the train. Individuals who are found not wearing a mask or not wearing a mask properly outside their place of residence shall be liable to prosecution under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020. The offence carries a penalty of a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to six months. Members of the public can report information about anyone who fails to comply with SHN requirements to ICA at go.gov.sg/reportshnbreach or call 6812 5555.

In May last year, six men who were allegedly unmasked or did not wear their mask properly in public areas were investigated by the Police. Three of them were also probed for alleged abusive behaviour towards public servants or public service workers.

The Police said in a statement that the men purportedly refused to don their masks despite being advised to do so by a safe distancing enforcement officer and two safe distancing ambassadors. One of them hurled vulgarities at the safe distancing enforcement officer and safe distancing ambassadors.

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