Last week, Wong Mu Xiang was filmed beating up his former son-in-law in Kuching, Sarawak, for allegedly abusing his daughter
In a viral video of the beating, Wong alleged that the man had abused his daughter and neglected their child.
"I didn't raise my daughter to have you beat her up," he yelled at the son-in-law in the video.
It is understood that Wong's daughter had divorced the man prior to the beating.
While many have praised Wong for defending his daughter against the man, some have accused the 48-year-old of being a gang member based on his behaviour and tattoos
In response to netizens, Wong stressed that he is a tattoo model
Wong is currently out on police bail after being detained for two days
China Press reported that Wong was detained by the Kuching Police for two days before being released on bail on 29 October.
While Kuching Deputy Police Chief Supt Ismail Mahmood confirmed that the beating allegedly took place because of a domestic abuse case, Sin Chew Daily reported him as saying that people should not take their family problems to the streets.