Liew dismisses viral video of him supposedly ordering Dr M picture to be cut.


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  • Wednesday, 02 May 2018

DAP's Liew Chin Tong (centre) has dismissed a viral video of him encouraging that Dr Mahathir's face be cut from a billboard in Ayer Hitam,Johor.

PETALING JAYA: DAP's Liew Chin Tong has dismissed a viral video of him supposedly ordering the picture of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be cut. 
 
The video shows Liew telling an Election Commission (EC) officer to cut out Dr Mahathir's face from a billboard in Ayer Hitam that features himself, Dr Mahathir and Pakatan's Yong Peng state seat candidate Chew Peck Choo.
 
Liew, who is Pakatan's Ayer Hitam parliamentary seat candidate, was supposedly heard saying: "If you want to cut out Mahathir's face, just cut it."
 
He was later heard telling the officer: "Don't cut off all [the faces]."
 
As the officer begun cutting the poster, several individuals were seen recording the act, with someone saying: "They are cutting Mahathir's picture."
 
When Dr Mahathir's face was torn off, the crowd was heard cheering.
 
In the video, it was alleged that Pakatan candidates intentionally put up Dr Mahathir's photo even though it is against EC rules.
 
According to EC's guidelines, only photos of two party leaders from the party the candidate represents can be on campaign materials.
 
In this case, Liew and Chew are from DAP,while Dr Mahathir, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman, is not the direct leader (from DAP) of the two candidates.
 
"It [the video] is all nonsense. It was taken out of context," Liew said, adding that the officer had already decided to cut out Dr Mahathir's face from the poster.
 
When asked to comment on claims that he was intentionally sabotaging Pakatan Harapan, Liew called the allegation "rubbish" and refused to comment further.
 
 
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