PETALING JAYA: The official Facebook account of former DAP member Hew Kuan Yau, better known as "Superman Hew", has been deactivated.
It is believed that the closing of the account was due to the overwhelming flak that Hew received over the fiasco of a comic book titled Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism.
There has been so far no official explanation in regards to the account closure.
It is also unknown whether the account will be closed down permanently, or if it would be reactivated again in the future.
The comic book made headlines recently after former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak alleged that it was being distributed in schools.
The Education Ministry had issued a ban on the distribution of the material, while police said they were taking statements from relevant parties on the matter before taking the next course of action.
Hew, on his Facebook page, defended the comic book, saying its aim was to educate the students on the belt and road initiative.
This had drawn criticism from the general public as well as Pakatan Harapan leaders including Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
On Monday (Oct 21), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia will not allow for the ideas and ideologies of China to be taught in schools although "we will remain friendly to China for trade purposes," in reference to the controversial comic book.