A video showing a man, said to be Siow Kong Poh, 33, allegedly hitting his former girlfriend with a hammer and stomping on her, has attracted police action with Kong Poh being charged in court with causing grievous hurt with a weapon.

He allegedly committed the offense on Lim Pui Lee at his home in Taman Jasper Jaya on Saturday, which reportedly resulted in her requiring 30 stitches on her head.

The video, which appeared on the Facebook page of the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign, has been shared 160 times since it was uploaded on Monday.

The victim received outpatient treatment at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban.