SINGAPORE: The young man who came under the spotlight last year after he pushed an elderly woman in a bus was on Friday ordered to undergo mandatory treatment.
Ong Kok Hao, 25, was convicted of pushing 76—year—old Hwang Li Lian and causing her to fall on the steps of the bus service 167’s exit.
This happened along upper Thomson Road in June last year.
The incident was captured in a two—minute video, which was uploaded on YouTube.
The video shows Ong suddenly flying into a rage at Mrs Hwang for pressing the bell at the last minute along Upper Thomson Road.
A shouting match then ensued.
During the heated spat, Ong threatened to slap the woman before he pushed her in the bus.
Ong’s lawyer Eddie Koh said his client is suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder where the person displays significant difficulty in social interaction, as well as obessive—compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression.
The court ordered Ong, who does not have a full—time job, to undergo mandatory monthly treatment for his disorders.
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