Chong lodges police report against false online accusation
Chong (centre) and Yii (left) hold up statement and printout of the online report respectively. Also seen is Aziz.
KUCHING: State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen yesterday lodged a police report against an online write-up that accused a DAP Sarawak leader of questioning the funeral cost of former chief minister the late Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
Chong, who is Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman, said none of the DAP Sarawak leaders had queried the late Adenan’s funeral cost.
He also made it clear that the website which published the false news report was not run by Pakatan Harapan.
“I have checked with the leaders (in Peninsular Malaysia). The website www.suarapakatanharapan.com is not operated and administered by us,” he told reporters when lodging the police report at the One Stop Centre at Jalan Simpang Tiga here yesterday.
Also with him were his special assistants Kelvin Yii and Abdul Aziz Isa.
Chong pointed out that the late Adenan was one of the very few Barisan Nasional leaders who deserved a state funeral.
As such, he reiterated that DAP Sarawak would never question the funeral cost of the late Adenan.
Chong said the website’s operator intended to ‘give false impression and perception that the website belongs to Pakatan Harapan’.
He added that the false online report had shown disrespect and contempt towards the late Adenan.
Chong opined that any true Sarawakian who took a look at the content would discover that the writer of the report did not understand the state’s politics.
Chong also provided the press with printouts of the online report. Not only did the report fail to name the DAP Sarawak leader but it also spelt the immediate former chief minister’s name as ‘Adenan Satim’.
The opposition leader said the untimely demise of Adenan also saddened the DAP.
“Using such fake website and news, I would say, is a very low political tactic. Only very low-life political party would do it,” stressed Chong.
He thus called upon the authority to look into the website’s owner.
Asked if he would take legal action, Chong said: “The police will have to investigate first. They should have the information.”