PETALING JAYA: DAP lawmaker Nga Kor Ming has sparked outrage among Malaysian netizens with an oddly American-themed message posted on his Facebook for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
The image, which bears the Taiping MP’s official header, has the words “In God We Trust”, an emoticon of praying hands, a picture of a lighthouse with the American flag flying in the background, and the words “Lord, Guide Our Nation Back To You”.
The picture is captioned: “We serve to bless others, we are from the people, by the people & for the people. Selamat Hari Raya!”
The picture of the lighthouse seems to be taken from the website DrJamesDobson.org, which bears the name of the founder of the American Christian conservative organisation, Focus On The Family.
Malaysian netizens have lambasted him for using a picture featuring the American flag in a Raya message, labelling him “insensitive” and “stupid”.
“Go and learn how the Malaysian flag looks like. You wish to wish the Muslims Happy Aid (sic) Mubarak, but your stupidity is way over the roof. Don’t know whether you’re blind or plain dumb,” said Facebook user Rocky Tan.
“Nga Kor Ming dan Donald Trump berpisah tiada!” (“There is no difference between Nga Kor Ming and Donald Trump”), said Facebook user Wen Huey Kelly Fong,
“Aiyo yb, graphic designer punya la ramai (“There are many graphic designers out there”), at least edit and change the american flag to our own flag,” wrote Facebook user Faidhi Fahmi.
Muslim Facebook users have been particularly caustic.
“I pray for you so that u can live in the hell forever,” said Facebook user Mohd Nazri Ismail.
“What we have now in this world it’s just 1/70 portion of the hot from the hell fire. It is not because u are a Chinese, but due to your IGNORANCE.”
“Plain lazy. This is the biggest public holiday in Malaysia… And this what we get? This is just a plain lazy cut and paste job. No respect at all,” wrote user Man Syah.
Facebook user Yaqazah Umirta Al-Kisasi, however, was forgiving, praying for God to “guide Nga Kor Ming to Islam and clear up his corrupted mind”.