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No, Malaysia Did Not Execute Ian Miles Cheong

No, Malaysia Did Not Execute Ian Miles Cheong

American Twitter started a rumour online that he had been executed by the Malaysian government.

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Rumours are rife on American Twitter of Ian Miles Cheong being executed by the Malaysian government.

But who is he and why is American Twitter hating on him so much?

The rumour started with Kristi Yamaguccimane posting a tweet saying that Cheong had been executed by the Malaysian government at the order of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Other Twitter users also hopped on the bandwagon, further fuelling the fake information.

In case it needs to be spelled out, no, Anwar did not order for Cheong to be executed. Malaysia does not order for executions the way drug cartels would.

There is no law in Malaysia that says a person can be executed for voicing their opinions on social media.

To this, Cheong responded by saying that he cannot even take a peaceful nap without waking up to some nonsense.

Who Is This Guy?

For many who might be wondering who Cheong is, he is a Malaysian who is based in Ipoh, but has been tweeting a lot, and we mean A LOT about American politics.

According to Daily Dot, Cheong, a prominent right-wing commentator on Twitter, gained recognition for his involvement in US politics, having previously worked as a gaming journalist and moderator on Reddit.

NST said Cheong was affialiated with Canadian news organization Rebel News and was engaged in American and European political discourse, attracting high-profile followers like Elon Musk, but has avoided commenting on Malaysian politics.

On 7 October 2023, Cheong tweeted that Israel also has the right to defend itself following the Hamas attack which later resulted in further escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

However, this tweet has been recently deleted from his Twitter account.

Although being hated by fellow Malaysians, Cheong stated that he is proud to be a Malaysian.

I’m very proud of being Malaysian despite what other sources claim. I have always been interested in foreign politics and I am concerned with America’s international actions. That’s it.

Ian Miles Cheong, NST

Regarding his post on Israel, he said he only expressed the horror of the incident that happened on 7 October 2023.

“I was expressing my horror at the events that unfolded on 7 October, 2023, along with the rest of the world when the footage was live streamed on the internet”, he said.

Nevertheless, he remains for many an embarrassment as a Malaysian for his continuous rants on the situation in America despite living in Ipoh.

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