The police has conducted an investigation on those behind MGAG’s Facebook account for allegedly mocking Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah through a meme photo posted on its page.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Deputy Director, DCP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed that the department has opened an investigation following a report lodged in Senawang, Seremban on Tuesday (6th October).
“Investigations are currently underway and those who are involved will be called to testify. The case is being investigated according to Section 509 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications Act 1998,” he said in an interview with Bernama.
Earlier this week, the Facebook account allegedly uploaded an edited image of Dr. Noor Hisham without his pants on, titled “DG Hisham doing live broadcast from quarantine”. The photo has since been removed after facing immense backlash from the public, though many netizens managed to screenshot the image and spread it online.
Following that, the culprit behind the controversial image, Cho Jun Yang, came forth to apologise to those who who were offended by the posting. He clarified that the photo “was not meant to disrespect him. The content creator further claimed that all he “wanted to do was to offer a bit of humour to a tense situation.”
Check out the viral photo in question and also MGAG’s apology statement here:
For those who don’t know, Dr. Noor Hisham has been providing the current Covid-19 cases updates while undergoing self-quarantine in his own residence. He had previously attended a special National Security Council meeting last weekend, in which Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri was also there.
The latter was recently tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, several cabinet ministers who were present at the meeting, including the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had to undergo 14 days of self-isolation at home as a safety precaution.