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Malaysian IT Manager Fired From Job After Insulting Agong, Now Netizens Want Him Jailed

It looks like there is one Malaysian who did not learn the lesson when fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim passed away after sustaining injuries in a controversial scruffle in Subang Jaya. A Honda employee was fired from her job after claiming that the fireman died not because of the government’s failure but of the God’s inaction to heal him, FMT reported.

In the latest episode, an employee of Cisco Asean was fired because he left a negative comment about Sultan Muhammad V, who stepped down as King this week.

Source: Facebook

Based on the screenshot posted by netizens, the man is identified as Eric Liew and he claimed that the then King was caught up in having an adultery relationship with the new bride.

The comment was made on a Facebook post in a TTDI community group to which he apologized for having a “bad taste” after the screencap had gone viral.

Source: Facebook

Very quickly, netizens turned into detectives and found out where Liew works. Liew’s LinkedIn profile was reshared on social media and netizens-cum-detectives called Cisco Asean to fire Liew with immediate effect.

According to The Star, the company is a Silicon Valley-based tech giant that provides network and communication services. Cisco Asean is its regional headquarters.

At 12am this morning (Jan 8), the company issued a statement on Facebook and stated that Liew was no longer with the company.

“The remark was made by the employee in his personal capacity and does not represent Cisco’s views.

“We deeply regret any distress caused and apologise. The employee has also issued an apology and is no longer with the company,” it said.

But some members of Umno are still not satisfied with the company’s response. Malay Mail reported that Selangor Umno Youth deputy chief Amin Mohd Shukor demanded Cisco Asean to show proof of Liew’s termination and the party would hold a protest under the company office in KL Sentral.

“We will push Cisco Asean to give an official response with all the proper letters,” said the Umno Youth leader.

The protest was said to be at 1.30pm today, outside Menara One Central. Utusan Online also reported that there were “hundreds” of police reports lodged against Liew.

Source: Facebook

That is not all, a netizen cited a March 2018 news article by Berita Harian which reported that a woman was sentenced to eight months in jail for insulting Sultan Muhammad V.

44-year-old Shamsiah Samsudin used a Facebook account, Tengku Cik Puan Muda Shamsiah, to spread false information with the intention to harm others. The offence was committed at 5.31pm on April 25, 2017.

Source: Astro Awani

Shamsiah was charged under Section 233(1)(a) and 233(3) of Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 which stipulated that offender could face up to a RM50,000 fine, one year imprisonment, or both.

Blogger Novandri Hasan Basri linked the Sessions Court’s sentence to Liew and asked if was okay for Liew to escape the law.

Yikes… Be careful what you say online, peeps!

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