Every parent in the whole world is responsible for the welfare and safety of their child. Mothers and fathers are there to make sure that their child grows up to be a well-cared for and healthy individual. However, one father has been heavily criticized by social media users due to the danger he put his daughter through.
Mohd Redha Rozlan has been roasted by netizens when a video of him doing a dangerous bungee jump went viral online. But what really earned him the ire of other people was the fact that he took his 2-year-old daughter, Mecca Mikaela, with him in this dare devilish feat.
In the video, he can be seen doing a 60-meter “rope spring jump” off a bridge in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Hulu Selangor while holding his daughter in his arms.
When netizens caught wind of this viral clip, they immediately criticized the father for involving his daughter in this extremely dangerous activity.
As a response, he said:
“Chill guys, Mecca Mikaela was the one who wanted to do the jump with me. There was no forcing”
“She enjoyed her first jump and requested to do it again, but I was afraid.”
He also assured Mecca’s safety by mentioning that the baby was also wearing full safety harness, which wasn’t visible in the video.
Meanwhile, the bungee jump operator and witness Mohd Shafiq Azmi said:
“The equipment is inspected by our staff before someone does the jump, which is from a height of 60 meters (197 feet).”
He further explained that the management follows the safety requirement by ensuring the equipment’s quality from qualified services provider.
According to a report from Free Malaysia Today, the father could face charges for endangering his daughter’s life.
Child rights lawyer, Goh Siu Lin added:
“Rope spring jump is an extreme sport and dangerous, and there is a high likehood of the motions in such an activity causing physical injury to her.”
Take a look what netizens said about what the father did:
Aside from Rozlan, another man was featured in the viral video. The unidentified man was shown carrying a child on his back while bungee jumping.
Watch the clip below:
What do you think of the father’s stunt? Do you find his explanation reasonable?
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