Friday, September 3, 2010


Press statement by MCA President Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek on fake Facebook accounts

It is regrettable to see that some unscrupulous persons have abused social networking media like Facebook to create fake accounts of politicians and public figures to spread lies and rumours.

Not only were Prime Minister Dato' Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Minister in the Prime Minister Department Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Tan Sri Dato' Hj Hassan passed off by unscrupulous people, I too am also a victim of fake Facebook accounts.

For the record, I had only one Facebook account and I have stopped managing it as well as have shut it down after it was hacked by hackers.

However, there are still at least 4 fake/unofficial Facebook accounts created under my name. I wish to clarify that I have not created nor authorized anyone to manage a new Facebook account and that an official announcement will be made should I have created a new account for myself.

Members of the public must be more cautious when they are invited to “like” or “add” any public figures so that they will not be manipulated or fooled by these unscrupulous people.

I condemn such an act to spread lies and rumors and welcome the authorities to act against the creators of fake or unofficial Facebook accounts with malicious intent.

Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek

MCA President








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