PETALING JAYA: Barely a week after uploading a caricature of PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang as an ape on his Facebook page, activist Fahmi Reza continues to troll the party.
This time, he has posted a picture of his application form to join the party on his Facebook page but the details he filled out in the form clearly show he was merely poking fun at the party.
Under the column for race, Fahmi wrote “penghasut” (instigator), while under the column for field of study, Fahmi wrote “monkey business” and under the column for occupation, Fahmi wrote “Faceboooker”.
Along with the picture, Fahmi added a caption which read “Korang rasa mereka akan terima tak borang permohonan aku ni? Aku perlukan 2 orang ahli PAS untuk jadi pencadang dan penyokong. Siapa boleh volunteer?” (Do you think they will accept my application? I need two PAS members to become a proposer and a seconder. Who can volunteer?)
The post has received over 500 likes and 12 shares at the time this was published.
Fahmi, who got into trouble last year for depicting Prime Minister Najib Razak as a clown, created a stir once again after he depicted Hadi as an ape.
Last Friday, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan told FMT that he had not seen the caricature in question yet but that if the drawing was found to have defamatory elements, he would take the matter up with the party’s lawyers.
The caricature came in the wake of a controversial cartoon published by Nanyang titled “Monkey Show Act” that featured two monkeys sitting on a tree labelled “Act 355”, a direct reference to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965. A group of monkeys are seen fighting below the duo.
On the tree, one monkey wearing a songkok is labelled “Speaker”, while the other labelled “Hadi Awang” wears a turban.