GEORGE TOWN: A retired engineer lodged a police report against 15 people for posting a picture of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with a shoe print on his face on Facebook.
Tan Khai Beng, 59, said he noticed the individuals had posted the photograph while on the social media website, adding that they used that picture on their personal Facebook page.
He added that he first found out about the picture posted by a woman by the name of “Iren YN” about two weeks ago.
“As a Malaysian citizen, I am appalled by their actions which is uncultured and has brought shame to the country.
“I have given the names to the police and I hope that action will be taken against them,” he told reporters after lodging the report at the Patani Road police station yesterday.
Tan, who is also Bukit Bendera MCA division vice-chairman, said the people should decide their leaders in a democratic manner through the ballot box.
“I believe these people are supporters of Pakatan Rakyat. They should apologise to all Malaysians as it is unbecoming for them to spread lies and hatred,” he added. Tan said he also lodged a complaint with the Facebook management with the hope that their accounts would be suspended.
However, he said up till now, their accounts were still active.
“I have no choice but to lodge a police report as their action is dividing the country,” he added. Tan also lodged a separate police report against another individual for threatening him and his family on Facebook.
He said the person, who goes by the name “Blue Blur”, had used vulgar words on him and his family.
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