Netizens have responded with strong comments over the behaviour of this cyclist, who had stopped a bus because he had felt its driver had been trying to force him off the road. Some had even compared his actions to hijacking.
In an earlier article, STOMPer Frederic reported that the cyclist had parked his bike in front of the bus and threatened to beat up the driver. The incident had occurred at Block 1 Jalan Bukit Merah at about 6.40pm on Feb 28.
When contacted, the Police had responded that they had been at the scene and 'advised the parties involved on their means of recourse'.
STOMPer Jonas wrote:
"I was surprised to hear about how this cyclist forced a confrontation with a bus driver, causing commuters to alight so that they could resolve their differences.
"I feel his reaction to the situation was inappropriate, and caused inconvenience to all the passengers on board.
"As someone else has mentioned in the comments, this behaviour is tantamount to hijacking, and should be dealt with as such by the authorities.
"First of all, why was he so angry? If he had a dispute to settle with the driver, he should have simply taken down his details and taken the matter up with the bus company.
"Second, threatening to beat up others is hardly the right way to behave in public.
"While I was not a witness to what happened between the two parties, taking another person 'hostage' is not the way to go about things."
STOMPer ControlYourself! also wrote:
"These people need to learn to resolve their differences in the correct manner.
"Stopping an entire busload of people simply because you feel someone has done you wrong smacks of arrogance and self-importance.
"If you have an issue with what the driver did, take down the licence plate number and snap pictures, then lodge a complaint with the bus company.
"Don't make a scene and inconvenience everybody just because you got angry in public."