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Hackers target UM e-pay link with protest message

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Modified 17 Oct 2019, 4:56 pm

The latest development in the ongoing Universiti Malaya saga has seen the university's online e-pay link being targeted by hackers.

The link, which is at the bottom right of the university’s official website, now leads to a page which is headed by a variation of the Anonymous hackers logo and displays the words:

Biar Mati Dari Hidup Melutut

(Better to die than to live on your knees)

I would rather die standing than live kneeling.

If my words threaten those in power, so be it.

If my pictures alarm the people, that is good.

Your teeth come down, my sword goes up.

#NoRasis #UndurVc #University of Malaya

This hacking incident follows a protest by engineering student Wong Yan Ke, who staged a protest against the university's vice-chancellor Abdul Rahim Hashim over his alleged racist speech at the Malay Dignity Congress on Oct 6.

Wong unfurled a placard after receiving his scroll at his graduation ceremony on Monday, and yelled, "Tolak rasis. Undur VC. Ini Tanah Malaysia (Reject racism. VC resign. This is Tanah Malaysia)”.

Yesterday, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said Wong’s actions had violated the graduation ceremony’s protocols and disrupted proceedings.

He also warned that stern action would be taken if anyone was found threatening public order by touching upon racial or religious sensitivities.

Mazlan confirmed that investigations were being conducted under Section 504 of the Penal Code.