Editor's pic used to lure women into militancy

Editor's pic used to lure women into militancy
Identity theft: Ishak holding up a police report and a printout of the Facebook account with his picture on it in Malacca.

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.

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