Netizens are furious over photos circulating on social media of a boy left by his mother near a busy street so he could reserve a spot for her car – but she did not come back until at least 30 minutes later!
The incident involved what appears to be a 3-year-old boy in Jalan Kuchai Lama business area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Concerned citizens first thought that the boy was lost or had run away from his parents but got too tired and sat down at the parking area. Wynn Tan, one of those who approached the boy, was shocked to learn that the child had been waiting there for some time already as his mother instructed him to save the spot for their car.
Tan waited with the unnamed boy for the mother to arrive some 30 minutes later. It was unknown why she left him there for a long time and where she had gone but netizens were quite adamant that she be punished for putting the child’s life in danger.
After all, a lot of things could happen in the span of 30 minutes – he could have been hit by a car or even kidnapped and brought to some faraway place within that time!