MALACCA: The chief editor of the state government's official newspaper has turned into a Casanova of sorts overnight, no thanks to an imposter.
Ishak Dalib, who works for Melaka Hari Ini, found out that his photograph had been used to create a Facebook account to lure women to join militant groups.
"I am the chief editor of MHI. I am no Casanova," said the journalist.
"I am busy with my work and yet this imposter is going around smearing my reputation by placing my picture on a fake account," he said yesterday.
Ishak, 57, said he found out on Wednesday that his picture had been misused when he began getting "suggestive" messages.
He lodged a police report the next day.
"I have no interest in any militant groups or wooing women as I have a family to take care of," he said.
"I really want to express my displeasure at the person for misusing my picture."
A check on the account showed that there had been no more postings since the police report was lodged.