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Wednesday June 18, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday June 18, 2014 MYT 8:04:27 AM
PETALING JAYA: MCA has called for action against anyone who spread rumours that DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has died.
Its publicity bureau chief Datuk Chai Kim Sen strongly condemned such an act, saying the rumour-mongers should be brought to book.
“I urge the authorities to act against them,” he said in a statement yesterday. “Netizens should be rational and stop sharing unconfirmed news.
“I am aghast at this rumour and can understand how DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng feels.
“It is awful and terrible to be cursed or defamed.”
Chai was responding to fake news reports over the “death” of the Gelang Patah MP due to heart complications that went viral on social media.
On Saturday, the veteran Opposition leader was admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) for a check-up and was discharged after tests.
Chai urged Guan Eng, who is Kit Siang’s son, to direct his party members, supporters and pro-Pakatan Rakyat websites and Facebook pages to stop spreading baseless rumours and defamatory statements on the issue.
“This is because Pakatan leaders have not been the only victims of such rumours which were spread through SMS, the Internet and on Facebook. Barisan leaders too have suffered, especially during the previous general election when pro-Pakatan websites defamed and cursed MCA and BN leaders to die.
“As such, I call upon Guan Eng to practise the same standards on his own supporters too – by condemning these Internet bullies,” he added.
The Penang Gerakan also condemned the rumours. Party secretary Oh Tong Keong described the rumours as “uncultured and evil”.
He urged the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, police and netizens to work together and curb “this bad culture from poisoning our society”.
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