The male/female commuter who has been hogging the local headlines after his/her antics on board several MRT train cabins went viral.
The commuter was seen in videos trying to force the train doors open while it was moving, resulting in the police commencing investigations.
However, new information has since emerged since the videos went viral.
See how secure the MRT door was
According to Shin Min Daily News, the commuter, identified as “Vanessa Wang Ziqi”, explained that all he was trying to do was to see “how secure the door was.”
Throughout the entire interview with Shin Min, Wang kept emphasizing and insisting that he was a woman.
Wang claimed to be a holder of a mechanical engineering diploma, but didn’t delve into further detail into specifics, only revealing that his hand and umbrella previously got caught between the train doors and when he tried to open the door, realised that it was rather easy to open it, which led to him wanting to test whether the door can be easily opened while it’s moving on the tracks.
Following the incidents where he was seen trying to force open the train platform doors, he expressed his concerns who how his life might be affected after going viral.
Wang further added that he suffers from dissociative identity disorder, autism and mania; and that he was receiving medical treatment from the Institute of Mental Health, but when the Shin Min reporters asked to see his diagnosis, he said that only relevant persons are allowed to see it.
SMRT, in a statement provided on December 2 after an earlier incident featuring the same individual, acknowledged the circulation of multiple videos depicting the commuter attempting to pry open a train door. The person in question consistently wears a black top and a pink skirt, making them identifiable in various incidents.
The video captures the individual’s relentless attempt to obstruct the closing MRT door. Despite the visible perturbation of fellow commuters and attempts by others to intervene, the person persists. The act involves swinging to the right to counter the door’s closure, ultimately dropping what appears to be a plush toy after successfully halting the door.
In a previous video, the same commuter attempted to open the train door through the left panel before shifting to the right panel after initial failure. Passengers off-camera expressed concern and urged the individual to stop. The intervention of a man advising the person to “wait for the next stop” prompted compliance.