|By NAJMUDDIN NAJIB ([email protected])|
|Thursday, 06 September 2012 14:45|
IPOH: "I know it was wrong. I knew it the moment the red mist cleared. I’m sorry."
That is the admission by Calven Chik, the man who is at the centre of the controversy involving a series of videos which depicts him assaulting his wife in their branded goods boutique in Ipoh.
Almost overnight, the 26-year-old has become 'public enemy number one' on Malaysian social media networks, thanks to the availability of the videos, which has garnered him nationwide scorn and even earned him threats from strangers.
Fong, who is two months pregnant, had also posted up pictures of the injuries she had sustained following the incident.
Violence, he stressed, has not always been a feature of their marriage. The couple first met in June last year and tied the knot on Jan 17 this year.
Newfound Wealth, Mysterious Phone Calls
Chik claimed that when he first met Fong, the family was not well-off. Both mother, daughter and grandmother lived in a modest two-room flat in Ipoh.
He claimed that in May, while using his wife’s iPhone to use her web browser, he stumbled upon a series of messages between Amanda and another person. The messages, he claimed, were affectionate and personal in nature.
Depression and Suicide Threats
Chik disclosed that his wife was diagnosed as being clinically depressed, based on their visit to the Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta. He showed Malaysian Digest his wife’s medical diagnosis report, which stared that she suffered from depression.
The CCTV Beating
The incident, he claimed, started from a petty argument within the shop and swiftly escalated into a massive fight.
He alleged that his wife had a history of driving off and "disappearing for hours" when they get into a fight.