A series of events happened after Senior lecturer from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff claimed that Bukit Mertajam MP, Steven Sim is “Christian evangelist”.
He even sought to give cash rewards for anyone who bring him details of the Foodpanda rider to expose Steven’s actions and have forced the victim to stand up to clarify that he did not do anything wrong and just wanted privacy.
Following the series of incident, a Facebook post about him went viral, claiming that Steven had previously put up a show of buying a motorcycle for a person that does not exist, and now he is putting on an act of cycling with the Raja Muda of Perlis.
“The man in the photo is masked all the time and there is no proof that he is the Raja Muda of Perlis. This is DAP’s insolence towards the Malay Rulers institution.” the purported post read.
Steven’s made the Facebook post on Tuesday (27 April) and uploaded four photos of him and Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail cycling around Perlis, while offering help to people in need.
Responding to the Facebook post, Dr Kamarul has denied that the post was made by him and claimed that a certain party used his name to upload a Facebook post with title “Another Chinese DAP opera?”.
He said that his Facebook account was suspended by the social media company twice over the past few days and he could not make any posts or comments. He told NST that he is now a victim of lies, deceit, and character assassination.
Dr Kamarul added that individuals associated with opposition parties had put up guides to teach members of the public how to lodge a police report against him for breaching Facebook’s Community Standards.
Demi Rakyat, a Facebook page said that Malaysians can demand an investigation into Kamarul for allegedly breaching Section 298A and 504 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
The provisions states that anyone causing disharmony and disunity, intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, and improper use of network services respectively could be fined RM50,000 or imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year or to both.
“Following such lies and accusation levelled against me, my family and the institution where I work, Universiti Utara Malaysia, have been on the receiving end of these recent waves of criticism and anger. It has put risk to our safety.” Dr Kamarul added.
Lastly, he said “The people who made or spread the false Facebook post; and those who had encouraged, aided and lodged police reports against me have committed a serious crime. I will lodge a police report on the matter as soon as possible.”