Fake Photo Slandering PH Leaders

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Kedah DAP wants action against FB user for posting doctored photo of Mukhriz Mahathir and Mohamad Sabu eating at a table, with a roast pig in front of them.

Kedah DAP has lodged a police report urging the authorities to take action against Facebook user ‘Ustazah Hamidah’  for posting a doctored photo of Pakatan Harapan leaders eating with an image of a roasted pig ‘placed’ in the middle of the table.

The poorly-doctored photo, which was posted two days ago, was from a Chinese New Year function attended by PPBM deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu.

The picture carries with it a caption: “Nak undi cina punya pasal sehingga sanggup makan babi. #UP- Undi PAS” (“For the sake of getting Chinese votes, they are willing to eat pork. Vote PAS”).

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Kedah DAP secretary Beh Poh Kheng lodged the report at the Kota Star district police headquarters today, urging police to probe the matter under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

The party also wants the Facebook account closed.

Beh denied that such an incident had taken place at the event, which was a Chinese New Year event organised by Kedah PH on Feb 18.

“I was the event organiser and this definitely did not happen.

“A lot of reporters were there, too. If it was really true, it would have made the news. There was no such thing,” he told FMT.

Beh said he believed such fake news, using a doctored photo, was taking place as the 14th general election (GE14) is just around the corner.

The post, which is still available on the Facebook page, has so far garnered over 8,000 reactions and over 6,000 shares.

There are numerous comments ridiculing the poor photoshopping quality of the image, as well as advising the Facebook user not to slander others. – FMT