Filial piety is often regarded as one of the most important virtues in chinese families. Apparently, 33-year-old Cheryl Sng Yu Qin does not subscribe to the idea. She reportedly assaulted her mother in front of police officers and even hurled offensive remarks at them.
In an incident that took place last May (May 2017), police officers responded to a call made by Cheryl Sng’s father while his daughter was having a row with her mother in their Toa Payoh North home.
Upon Staff Sgt Ng and another officer’s arrival at the flat, Staff Sgt Ng reached out to Cheryl Sng’s mother to get a grasp of the situation. However, Cheryl Sng suddenly struck the back of her 59-year-old mother with her left hand.
When asked about her action, Cheryl Sng replied Staff Sgt Ng: “I am hitting my mum”. (What!?)
Her agitation peaked and she began to hurl abusive remarks at Staff Sgt Ng as he tried to calm her down and told her to cool off in her room, to which she eventually complied.
However, when Cheryl Sng heard the officer obtaining her personal particulars from her mother, she stormed out of her room, snatched the statement from him and tore it up.
In a court hearing yesterday (April 18), Cheryl Sng pleaded guilty to three charges: assaulting her mother, using abusive words on Staff Sgt Ng and obstructing him from performing his duties.
Two separate assault charges involving both her parents and three charges of verbally abusing the three other police officers will also be taken into consideration during sentencing.