Elderly blind man blocks traffic in M'sia for money, threatens DJ who asks him to move

An elderly blind man blocked traffic at a street in Bangsar, Malaysia, on Wednesday (May 10) afternoon and refused to budge unless he was given RM20 (SGD$6.50).

Radio presenter Matthew Ong recorded a video of the incident in which the man stands in the middle of the street with cars in front of him.

Ong said in his Facebook post that he first saw the man when a passer-by tried to help him but he still did not move.

"Thinking it was a language issue, I went up to him to help, but then I realised that he wasn't clueless.

"He knew exactly what he was doing and wouldn't budge unless I gave him some money," he wrote in his post.

Ong said he handed the man RM1 (SGD$0.30), but the elderly man still refused to move.

"He took the cash and then continued standing there after berating me that it wasn't enough.

"He wanted RM10 or RM20. That's when I took this video," he said.

In the clip, Ong can be heard telling the man in Hokkien that he is blocking traffic and verbally offers him RM5.

The man, however, refuses to accept and replies "don't make me angry or I will hit you".

The clip subsequently shows a car blocked by the elderly man, reports The Star.

The annoyed driver hands RM10 to Ong to pass to the man to get him to move away.

The elderly man accepts the money and slowly walks off to the side of the road..

The video has been viewed more than 150,000 times and received 2,000 shares.

The clip also has comments from netizens who say they encountered the same man doing the exact same thing.

They say he has been spotted in various areas such as Desa Sri Hartamas, Kota Damansara, Mont Kiara and USJ Subang Jaya.

"Seen him in Hartamas before too. He was standing at the roadside calling for help to bring him across.

"I did. But after that, he asked me to buy his magazine. I said I'll pass," posted Facebook user Candy Han.

"Then he rudely asked me, are you working here or are you just a poor student?

"He then scolded me saying I was heartless for not buying from a blind uncle. Speechless," said Han.

Yaacob Khan, another Facebook user, said he had encountered the man in Kota Damansara and Mont Kiara.

"He yells tolong (help) to the point where his voice breaks ... either he asks for money or a ride elsewhere " he said.