The Negeri Sembilan menteri besar’s press secretary Faiz Abdullah today lodged a police report against a Facebook user for allegedly defaming the menteri besar Aminuddin Harun (above).
The user is alleged to have twisted the contents of a speech Aminuddin made at the state public religious schools professional teaching course in Seremban last Wednesday.
Faiz said he lodged the report at the Kuala Pilah District Police Headquarters at about 1pm on behalf of the menteri besar and it was aimed at refuting the slanderous allegations.
He said he read the status uploaded by the individual when he was at his Wisma Negeri office at about 7pm yesterday (Feb 7).
“Through the posting, it looks like the individual was quoting the menteri besar as saying ‘Everyday at 7.30am before I go to the office, I (the menteri besar) will check all the surau and mosques in Negeri Sembilan and find them all empty [...] I perform my morning prayers on my own [...] so the mosque sites must be surrendered to the Chinese DAP for use’,” said Faiz.
He said based on his research of the menteri besar’s speech and press conference, it was clear that Aminuddin never uttered such words.
“So, on behalf of the menteri besar, I call upon the police as well as the MCMC investigate the Facebook account and its owner,” Faiz said.
Meanwhile, Aminuddin told reporters that he viewed the individual who made the allegations as being shallow, not knowledgable and with malicious intent.
“When I spoke, why would I say I go to the mosque for my morning prayers at 7.30am when the time for morning prayers is 6.07am. I don’t know if the individual performs morning prayers or not because by 7.30am it’s already over,” he said, adding that he did not mind being reprimanded if he had done something wrong. - Bernama