Najib rebukes Datuk Bung for 'Hitler' tweet

Najib rebukes Datuk Bung for 'Hitler' tweet

PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister has condemned the tweet posted by Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin glorifying Adolf Hitler following Germany's win against Brazil on Wednesday.

"The comments made by Datuk Bung Moktar are unacceptable and wrong, and he will withdraw them," Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak posted on his Twitter account @NajibRazak at 12.17pm Thursday.

He made two further tweets, saying, "He does not speak for Malaysia, or for ordinary Malaysians, who understand Europe's tragic past, and respect its modern unity.

"This should be a time of celebration for Germany, and we wish them all the best in the final".

After Germany's thumping 7-1 victory over Brazil Wednesday morning, Bung tweeted, "WELL DONE..BRAVO...LONG LIVE HITLER".

Hitler, the fascist leader of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, was responsible for the holocaust that resulted in the death of millions of Jews.

Bung had earlier said his tweet was just for fun and that was not serious about it.

He appeared unrepentant in a number of tweets following widespread criticsm, before apologising Thursday morning.

"When Germany whacked Brazil, I unintentionally said something that hurt d feeling of d ppl in Germany.MY SINCEREST APPOLOGY.LONG LIVE BUNG..", the Kinabatangan MP said in a tweet Thursday morning.

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