#UndiRosak activist lodges police report on threats

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  • Sunday, 11 Feb 2018

File picture of Maryam Lee.

PETALING JAYA:  Activist Maryam Lee has lodged a police report over the sexist remarks and threats she received on social media following her involvement at a forum on the #UndiRosak campaign.

Maryam lodged the report at the Hulu Kelang police station on Sunday (Feb 11) .

"I was threatened and insulted by members of the public who did not agree with the views I raised during the forum.

"The insults I received are serious as they involve both sexual harassment and physical threats," she said in the report.

After the forum on Jan 25, a Pakatan Harapan supporter alleged on Facebook that Maryam had been hired to promote the #UndiRosak campaign as a ploy to help Barisan Nasional win in the coming general elections.

His post started a flood of attacks on Maryam from angry Opposition supporters, with some even superimposing images of her face on lewd photos.

At the same time, a Malay gossip site attacked Maryam and fellow panellist activist Hafidz Baharom with allegedly defamatory articles.

Shocked and upset, Maryam posted a video of the abusive comments on Tuesday (Jan 30) saying that it was "heartbreaking" to become a victim of cyber-bullying over political disagreements.

The 26-year-old claimed that while other #UndiRosak activists were also being attacked, she was bearing the brunt of it because she is female, young and single.

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