The woman, whose 15-year-old son was caught on video hitting her over pocket money of RM2, defended the teenager's action.
She said her son "is different" from boys of his age.
"I have forgiven his action and I hope the public would stop punishing him without knowing his true character," the 36-year-old woman was quoted in Harian Metro.
She said her son has learning disabilities but was not considered an autistic or a disabled person.
She denied talk that he was a troubled teenager, claiming that he was well-liked in the neighbourhood and was never involved with social problems.
She explained that it was the first time that he had hit her. A video of the incident, recorded by his sibling to show to their father, went viral.
She did not expect the video to be publicised and "misunderstood" by netizens.
She urged the public not to see her son as being unfilial or judge her as a bad parent based on the video.
The daily reported that neighbours have a good impression of the son. A resident shared that he helped in gotong-royong sessions.
The person who uploaded the video posted an apology to the family on Facebook.
> Boy, 5, dies after fall from sixth floor
A five-year-old boy died after he fell from the sixth floor of a condominium at Seksyen U11 in Shah Alam on Wednesday night.
It was reported that Ahmad Abbas Arbee Radhiq Arbee had tried to exit the house by climbing on the toilet seat to reach the window.
His body was found by residents on the ground floor.
Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Shafien Mamat said the 12.10am incident happened when the victim was left in the house with his three-year-old sibling while the father went out briefly to meet a friend.
The door was locked from the outside and it is believed that the victim had tried to leave through the toilet window.
> Businesswoman receives 7,000 orders for halal mooncakes
Although the Mooncake Festival is traditionally celebrated by the Chinese community, a Malay woman has received 7,000 orders from as far as Singapore and Brunei for her halal mooncakes.
The woman, known as Nor Asmah, said she picked up the skills from her late mother-in-law who is a Muslim-convert.
She made about 300 mooncakes when she first started in 2010.
Her reputation grew over the years. This year, she had to rope in her husband and three children to help with the making.
Nor Asmah said it took about a week to complete the entire process of making a mooncake which can last for up to a month.
Her mooncakes come in 15 flavours, including pandan, durian, green tea and red beans and priced between RM13 and RM38 each.
> Aaron Kwok on fatherhood
Heavenly king Aaron Kwok was said to be trembling while cutting the umbilical cord of his daughter.
He said he was nervous at that moment, adding that he and his Shanghainese model wife Moka Fang were in tears during the delivery.
Asked whether he had helped to change diapers or feed the baby girl, Kwok laughed that he dared not.
He said he would not forget the 10 months of hardship his wife went through, adding that he would reward Fang.
"The moment of becoming a father is magical. I need to treat the family well and work harder," he was quoted by the daily.