The Foodpanda rider who received help from Bukit Mertajam MP, Steven Sim was forced to reveal his identity due to controversy caused by a senior lecturer at UUM. He said that he was disappointed by the fact that a bounty of RM2,000 was placed on him for anyone who exposes his identity.
The senior lecturer from UUM, Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff had on last week accused Steven Sim of helping only Muslims to gain publicity and warn Malays to be cautious about accepting help from “Christian evangelists” as he may have hidden agendas.
When Steven decides to take legal action against the UUM lecturer for his accusations, Dr Kamarul had reportedly put up a bounty of RM2,000 for anyone who bring him any information about the Foodpanda rider, and preferably with his contact number and address.
“Unfortunately, when I tried to get his phone number from those who have access to Sim, this attempt failed. This made me wonder why they want to keep the identity of this employee secret when many other parties want to help as well. This has become sensitive because it has been deliberately highlighted how the Chinese Christian Sim is helping the Malay Muslim man.” Kamarul told Malaysiakini.
In view of how things are going, the Foodpanda rider had no choice to stand up and reveal his identity. He went on a press conference with Steven yesterday (28 April) and said that he was disappointed by the fact that a bounty was placed on him, as if he was a criminal.
“I didn’t want my name to be revealed and now, I had no choice but to come forward as the allegations against YB Sim is too extreme.” said the foodpanda rider, named Anas Hazmi Ahmad.
“I didn’t even do anything wrong and yet I was being treated like a criminal, so please, I am appealing to everyone, please let me live my life normally.” he added.
He denied the allegations that Sim was trying to spread his religion through his charitable act. He continue saying that Steven had never raised any topic related to religion with him.
With this, he hope that the accusations end here and the saga does not unfold further.