"As a man, I can give up my honour, dignity, and even the route for retreat. I'm kneeling down here, so that all the women of this country will recognise me and they will not accept me in the future. Only by doing this, my wife will have greater confidence in me!"
Kelvin Ng, 30, a car battery salesman and housing broker from Ampang, claimed that he had six extramarital relations in the past five years.
Ng, brought along a banner with him, kneeled down at the bustling SS2 junction under the hot sun Tuesday (24 Feb) to seek for forgiveness from his wife, and to repent of his violence against his wife.
Many passers were curious and some even stopped by to find out what was happening.
Some people thought he should not be forgiven for seeking for forgiveness only after he has done wrong. Meanwhile, some women were deeply touched by his act and some guys shared their wife taming methods with him, causing a sudden disturbance here.
Some enthusiastic passers immediately helped Ng to call and persuade wife, hoping that she could forgive Wu.
As the afternoon was very hot, the public advised Ng to dispel the idea 20 minutes later.
UPDATE:8 MAR 2009
2 WEEKS LATER
In a desperate attempt to win back his estranged wife, a man has continued to plead for her forgiveness in public.Salesman Kelvin Ng, 29, made his first public attempt a week ago in SS2 here. On Saturday, the distressed husband tried again, kneeling down in front of Amcorp Mall with banners and a poster saying “I Love You Lee Sook Chin”.
Please forgive me: Ng stationing himself in front of the mall in Petaling Jaya on Saturday. The writing on the card reads ‘I Love You Lee Sook Chin’.
Speaking to reporters as he knelt, Ng swore that if his wife returned to him, he would repent.
“I want her to be the most admired woman out there and I want her to think that this marriage was never a wrong choice.
“I am doing my best to rescue this marriage and the whole world will be my witness,” he said.
Ng said his wife had claimed that he had been caught cheating on her six times.
However, he said he only cheated on her thrice and vowed not to be “playful” anymore.
Two weeks ago, his wife left him, leaving behind their two children – a boy, aged three and a girl, aged one.
One of his friends, Alex Tang, 30, said they were also there to do all they could to help Ng, who had been depressed.
Ng, who had earlier pledged to kneel for a whole day or until he passed out, remained in his position outside the mall until 10pm.
However, it was in vain because his wife did not come back.
When contacted, his wife Crystal Lee, 24, asked to be left alone.
“I will forgive my husband anyway but I need time to think it over,” she said.