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A screen grab of the Tweet — which Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang — said was made by an impersonator. — Pic credit Twitter
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12, 2015:
Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang denied calling the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) a dog who obeys orders on Twitter, adding the insult was the work of an impersonator.
“It is a typical dirty tactic by pro-opposition people who are trying to tarnish my image and spread hatred,” he told The Rakyat Post.
Earlier today, IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar alerted the police of the tweet which seemingly originated from Tan’s “account”.
The tweet read: “#altantuya…setahu saya anjing @KBAB51 ikut arahan tuan @NajibRazak walaupun ia adalah haram dan melanggar undang undang.”
(#altantuya…as far as I know the dog @KBAB51 obeys the orders of its master @NajibRazak even though it is prohibited and against the law)
The tweet alluded to murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. @KBAB51 is Khalid’s Twitter handle.
It also comes after al-Jazeera 101 Current Affair’s programme ran a documentary on Altantuya’s murder of where it was alleged the she had ties with Najib and that the two men convicted of killing her were linked to the premier.
Tan then advised people to be wary of such fake accounts, adding this was not the first time a fake account his his name was created.
He also said he had lodge a police report a few months ago about a similar incident and made no less than 10 reports to the micro-blogging site which led to many fake accounts being closed.
Tan said there were still some around, but could not do much except hope people will be able to distinguish the real and the fake.
“Judge from the tweets.”
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