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by ruben sario
Chance meeting: Jeffry accidentally bumping into Sim at the Tawau police station when they went to lodge their police reports on Saturday.
KOTA KINABALU: An insurance agent in Tawau has lodged a police report claiming that her Facebook account has been hacked and is now being used to spew out racial and religious slur.
Sim Kwang Yung, 38, turned up at the Tawau district police station at about 10am yesterday, the same time as local politician Datuk Mohd Jeffry Rosman who went there to lodge a report against her for the purported comments on Facebook.
In her report, Sim told police that her Facebook account under the name “Sim Kwang Yung Sim” featuring photographs of her had been used by the hackers to belittle Muslims and other communities.
When contacted, Sim said she had made an initial police report on June 3 last year that her Facebook account had been hacked and was being used to promote hatred and anger through various religious and racial comments.
“I was shocked when friends told me about those nasty postings on my Facebook,” she said.
She alerted the Facebook administrators about the hacking and to shut down the account but to no avail.
“Then, I left messages for the hackers in that account and they stopped putting up those nasty postings,” said Sim.
However, she said the offending postings on the Facebook account suddenly resurfaced on Friday when the hackers put up disparaging remarks about the pilots of Flight MH17.
“Since then, scores of Facebook users have posted hurtful and messages,” she added.
Sim told police yesterday that such postings had caused her to feel threatened and fear for her life.
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