With the help of Facebook, Amanda Fong,19, made her marriage woes public after uploading videos of her husband physically abusing her in her retail store, Amanda & Co. (read the full story here).
Calven Chek, husband to Amanda, told sources yesterday that his actions cannot be justified and regrets hurting his wife. “I have no excuse for that. It was something that shouldn’t have happened, it just went out of control,” he said.
He also said that he is prepared to face the outcome if he is found guilty, where he will have to spend a maximum one-year jail sentence or a maximum fine of RM2,000, or both under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily inflicting pain.
Chek explains that there are two sides of the story. He claimed that when they first started dating, she lived a modest life and couldn’t afford much. But soon, suspicions were raised when Amanda developed newfound wealth and began to accumulating expensive clothes, handbags and dining in expensive restaurants. Mysterious phone calls were also part of his suspicious, which led him to discovery that she had been having an affair with a Datuk from Ipoh. After the confession, Amanda started to become hysterical and threatened to kill herself, affirming that life wasn’t worth it. They eventually worked together to get their relationship back to normal, but that took some time. (Source)
Chek alleged that Amanda also suffered from depression and have the records from Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta to prove it. She was prone to fits of rage but explained that most scenarios was not difficult to handle. “There was an incident where an argument broke out between us in her home. She then took out a knife and chased me around the flat, threatening to stab me. She then sat on the bed and gave me a choice, which was to let her stab me, or she would stab herself.
“I was at a loss, and I broke down in tears. Her grandmother then came home and diffused the situation. But this wasn’t before she had slashed both her forearms. (Source)
On Chek’s Facebook page, he claimed that his mother-in-law, Adelyn Yeoh was also involved in their relationship. It seems that she had been feeding Amanda negative thoughts and even suggested aborting their baby. During the interview, Chek also professed that his mother-in-law demanded that she comes along for their honeymoon in Macau. Amanda managed to diffuse the situation by buying her mother a ticket to London for a religious event, something Adelyn has been pestering Amanda about for long time. (Source)
This entire story seems a lot more controversial than expected. With various sides to the story, it would be hard to pick a side. It still is not fair to physically hurt your wife, but at the same time, it’s also not fair to cheat on your husband and expect him to be nice about it. Relationships are hard, as we know it. Whoever is in the wrong, or right, we should hope for the best.