Woman who screamed at deaf and mute cleaner apologises, but says she is not entirely at fault: 'I was sick, and he had no tag to say he was disabled'

The woman who 'exploded' on a deaf and mute cleaner and his manager has apologised for her actions, explaining that she was sick that day.

In a Facebook post by Shin Min Daily News, they shared that the woman known as Ms Fong has come forward with her side of the story.

Stompers Vanessa, Zaleha, Jennifer, Kel, Jane, Marcus, Candice,Corine, Mikel, Tiew, Hoiyen and Kenny had alerted us to a video on Facebook by Euphemia Lee on June 4, showing her shouting at the manager.at a restaurant in Jem shopping mall.

The 37-year-old executive spoke out about the incident, which happened two days ago (June 3) at about 12pm, for the first time this morning. 

Fong explained that she was feeling ill and was down with flu. She had gone to the eat with her husband after working for half a day. 

On top of that, she had found 'something dirty' in her food. She also did not know that the cleaner was deaf and mute.

She said: 

"I had finished my food and realised there was something dirty in it. I intended to take a photo to complain."

At that moment, the 64-year-old cleaner came by to clear her plate. She tried to tell him "no" but he "wouldn't listen". 

"He was not wearing a tag to indicate that he was disabled," she countered.

According to the witness Lee's account, the cleaner had "misunderstood [the woman's] grunting when he asked if he could clear her tray for affirmation."

She apparently then started cursing and yelling things such as "that he should go and die and should not be given a coffin," said Lee.

"She then continued eating until her husband returned, after which she insisted her husband drag the old man back to their table to APOLOGISE to her."

Even when the manager of the cleaning company stepped in to explain that the elderly man was deaf and mute, the woman refused to back down and continued screaming at him instead.