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Man reports daughter to police over viral video of fight with wife [NSTTV]

BATU GAJAH: A viral video of a family dispute which has erupted on social media has prompted police to escalate the matter to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Batu Gajah district police chief assistant Commissioner Md Noor Aehawan Mohammad said that two reports had been filed regarding the incident, one by a man and the other by his wife.

The 53-year-old man lodged the initial complaint, dissatisfied over his daughter's act of sharing a video capturing a verbal altercation between him and his spouse, fearing it could tarnish his reputation and jeopardise his career.

His 53-year-old wife also filed a separate report on her husband's accusations during the altercation.

Md Noor Aehawan said police had advised the couple's daughter and wife to remove the video to protect the family's good name.

"The case has been referred to the MCMC for further investigation. The wife's report, meanwhile, serves as evidentiary support for their ongoing divorce proceedings," he added.

He reiterated the police's commitment to upholding community harmony and providing assistance as needed.

The altercation, which gained traction on social media after the family's eldest daughter shared details through a post thread,

In the post, which has now been deleted, the man, who is a civil servant in Gopeng, is accused of causing mental distress to the children and wife.

The daughter alleged that her family had long endured suffering due to her father's alleged misconduct, despite his position as a school headmaster.

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