DAP lodges report over posting linking Guan Eng to fake MyKad issue

Perak DAP secretary Wong Kah Woh.

IPOH: Perak DAP today lodged a police report over a Facebook posting by Bukit Gantang PAS linking the party’s secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, to the fake MyKad issue.

The report was lodged by Perak DAP secretary Wong Kah Woh and Perak DAP Youth chief Steven Chaw Kam Foon at the Pekan Baharu police station.

In the posting, a picture of a MyKad was edited and superimposed with Lim’s photograph and overturned flags of China, Penang and DAP, with a caption that read, Pulau Pinang menjadi lubuk untuk membeli kad pengenalan kepada pendatang daripada China (Penang a hub for China immigrants to purchase identity cards).

Wong, who is also Ipoh Timur MP, described the posting as an attempt to tarnish Lim’s name as the former Penang chief minister, and the state government’s reputation.

He said the police report was lodged to enable the police to initiate an investigation against the owner of the Facebook account.

“This is a serious crime. When we talk about the freedom of speech, it doesn’t mean that it can be abused to achieve one’s political agenda,” he said.