GEORGE TOWN - Two women were savagely beaten up by their spouses here and in Seremban, with the violent behaviour of both men caught on camera.
The footage have since gone viral.
Police here are looking for the 36-year-old man who beat up his wife in a lift at a private hospital in Seberang Perai.
The civil servant's violent behaviour was caught on camera and the video went viral on Facebook after it was uploaded on Tuesday.
Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mazlan Kesah said the two-minute-and-20-second video showed the man assaulting his wife in front of their two young children in the lift on Monday.
SAC Mazlan said the case was being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.
The woman, a 36-year-old factory worker, later received outpatient treatment at the same hospital for head, wrist and body injuries.
"We helped her to get an interim protection order against her husband," he said.
On the reason for the assault, SAC Mazlan said the couple had domestic problems.
The beating was so vicious that the woman's tudung came off.
The young daughter then cried and pleaded with her father to stop hurting her mother.
When the lift doors opened, the woman got off and her husband kicked her on her back, causing her to fall on her knees.
He then kicked her a few more times before leaving with the children in the same lift.
The woman said they had gone to the hospital to visit their youngest son who was admitted due to high fever.
"My husband told me to bring our two other children along. He lost his temper when our second daughter refused to follow him.
"He then took his anger out on me.
"While he was assaulting me, he told that me he would see me in the Syariah court," said the woman.
The woman, who filed for a divorce last month, said she was considering legal action against her husband, to whom she has been married for 12 years, adding that this was the first time he had assaulted her.
It is learnt that the couple separated last December and the husband works in Jerantut, Pahang.
In SEREMBAN, 29-year-old Lim Pui Lee was allegedly assaulted with a hammer by her ex-boyfriend and she had to have 30 stitches on her head.
The woman's 13-year-old daughter recorded the violent scene on her mobile phone.
Lim, who has been running a stall selling chicken wings at a food court, said she used to pay the 33-year-old suspect RM4,000 (S$1,500) a month just to help her run her stall.
On Saturday, she went to his house to settle a dispute when he allegedly attacked her with the hammer.
In the scuffle, his pants came off.
The two, both divorced, were in a relationship for nearly 10 years.
Lim admitted that she took a hammer with her "but he took out his own hammer and hit me repeatedly on the head".
The woman, who claimed that their relationship went sour last year, said matters got worse when the man opened a stall selling chicken wings near her's at the foodcourt in Lobak.
When contacted, Seremban OCPD Asst Comm Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said police were waiting for the medical report before taking the next step.
Lim said on Tuesday that the man apologised to her, saying that "everything happened in a spur of the moment".
"I had never intended to hurt her," he said, alleging that the woman was extremely aggressive when she came over to his place.