We should treat everybody with respect and dignity even though they are sleeping on the streets.
Recently, a video showing a homeless uncle being kicked in the stomach until he almost fell in pain had gone viral on social media, with netizens calling out the heartless man for mistreating others.
The video was shared on Twitter by Jabatan Netizen Malaysia and it is believed that the incident had taken place in front of the Lot 10 shopping mall, Bukit Bintang.
In the video, we can see that 4 men were tasked to clean up the area where the homeless uncle had put his belongings. While the homeless uncle tried to save his possession from being taken away, he was being pushed away by a person dressed in an olive green outfit.
It appeared that the argument escalated and the man gave him a swift kick in the gut, causing him to clutch his stomach on the ground.
Meanwhile, the other cleaning workers at the spot did not stop to help the poor man.
The incident sparked outrage among netizens with many condemning the man’s actions as rude and inhumane.
The video has also caught the attention of the authorities and an investigation had been opened. According to the Dang Wangi District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Noor Delhan Yahaya, the police are on the lookout for the individual.
“We invite members of the public to share any information they may have on the incident to help with our investigation.” she said in a statement.
Homeless people are human too and they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
Let’s hope that the man in question will be met with justice. This is not how we treat other human beings people!