KUANTAN: The office of Deputy Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) Minister Fuziah Salleh (pic) lodged a police report about a viral video related to the price of goods involving her.
The report was lodged by Fuziah’s special officer Aidil Haryman Mat Nor at the Kuantan district police headquarters, here on Thursday (Sept 21).
In the report, Aidil Haryman stated that it was lodged to enable an immediate investigation into several social media accounts whose posts were seen as defamatory and inciting the people.
"I feel that these acts are highly irresponsible and create speculation by damaging the credibility and dignity of Fuziah as well as belittling her efforts as a deputy minister.
"The posts deliberately associated her with the video and humiliated the deputy minister with the aim of hurting and slandering her," he said.
He said the original video, which was made earlier this year, was aimed at showing price comparisons between the Mobile Rahmah Sales with a local supermarket in Langkawi, Kedah, and was not the entire monthly provision for one family.
But, he said, the video had been edited by the irresponsible parties and spread by individuals with the intention of humiliating and angering the public.
Meanwhile, Kuantan police chief Asst Comm Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu confirmed receiving the report, when contacted by Bernama.
On Wednesday (Sept 20), Fuziah was quoted as saying that a video she had made several months ago had been taken out of context.
The video shows her buying groceries for RM136.30 and saying she was satisfied that the bill was below RM200. - Bernama