Police report lodged against racist blog

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 31 Jan 2009

PETALING JAYA: Putera MIC has lodged a police report against a blog, alleging that it incited racism and hatred against Malaysian Indians.

The report was lodged at police headquarters here on Saturday.

The blog, believed to have been set up on Thursday, had allegedly published several ugly and hateful postings against Indians. The blogger is only identified by the pseudonym “Pendekar Ramlee.”

Putera MIC information chief A. Premnath said he was alerted to the existence of the site by other bloggers and the party’s online monitoring committee on Friday. A complaint was sent to the overseas host asking it to remove the site.

“These types of messages can provoke anger among Indians and if left unchecked can disrupt our country’s unity.

“The person responsible is a coward who is hiding behind the name of a warrior,” said Putera MIC coordinator P. Kamalanathan.

He urged other bloggers to flag down the blog so the host would remove it soon before it posts more damaging messages against the community.

A check at around 1.30pm Saturday showed a “blog has been removed” message.

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