Malaysian politician under fire over KLIA2 flood tweet

Malaysian politician under fire over KLIA2 flood tweet
Democratic Action Party (DAP) stalwart Lim Kit Siang giving out DAP souvenirs to Orang Asli children in the indigenous people’s village in Gelang Patah, Johor on 23 April 2013.

PETALING JAYA - Netizens have continued to criticise DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang for tweeting inaccurate information about flooding at the KLIA2.

The Gelang Patah MP had claimed in his Twitter account on Sunday that the alleged flooding had caused an AirAsia flight to be diverted to Senai International Airport in Johor Baru.

He also tweeted: "Really disgraceful. (MCA president Datuk Seri) Liow Tiong Lai should resolve this pronto."

Lim's tweet had attracted online critics including Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, who posted a picture of himself on board an AirAsia flight.

Ahmad Shabery had said he landed in KLIA2 and there was nothing about the airport being unsafe.

In a response to his detractors, Lim tweeted: "Unbelievable - the craving for cheapskate publicity. The tweet on wrong info was deleted more than two hours ago but the circus must go on!"

Other Twitter users continued to lambast Lim yesterday, with a user known as @sl4sh3r asking him, "Don't you want to give genuine information?"

Fakruzaki Zaki or @Fakifakualso replied Lim's tweet, saying Lim was quick to criticise other people's mistakes, but questioned what the DAP leader would do when the situation was reversed.

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