UKM offers psychosocial treatment to man who built 11 speed bumps

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s (UKM) Pyschology and Counselling Services Unit will offer pyschosocial assistance to a man whose act of building 11 speed bumps in Kampung Padang Luas, Jertih went viral on social media.

UKM Centre for Research in Psychology and Human Well-Being senior lecturer, Dr Nazirah Hassan said she had contacted the man, Nor Muhamad Roslam Harun, 40, to inform him of their offer of assistance.

“After we talked on the phone, Nor Muhamad Roslam admitted that he might have mental issues, but did not know how or where to seek help…that’s why he agreed to accept our assistance,” she said when contacted by Bernama, here, today.

Nazirah said several sessions would be conducted beginning next week and for a start, she would determine Nor Muhamad Roslam’s psychological status.

“A complete evaluation to determine the level of his mental health will be done, also to consider whether his behaviour is influenced by his social surroundings, and we will see if there were elements of bullying that might have occurred.

“The public is advised not to pass judgement hastily on Nor Muhamad Roslam’s actions as he might have mental issues because those with such issues require support and attention from the people around them,” she said.

Nor Muhamad Roslam’s recent action of building 11 speed bumps on a road by the side of his house gained widespread attention throughout the country.

He claimed that he was forced into doing it because he could not stand the behaviour of some road users who drove so fast that it stressed him out. The issue was resolved when he got rid of all the speed bumps on Jan 13 after being advised by the police to do so.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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