Like I said, they’re the sneakiest bastards who crawled out from the bowels of hell.
First let me show you how they impersonated Twitter personality Tan Keng Liang who is the Gerakan Youth chief. And how sneakily they went about doing it.
Below is a tweet by the real McCoy whose Twitter handle is @tankengliang as per his name. (In his tweet, Keng Liang asked Hannah Yeoh to try and stop being her usual “batu api” self, even on Christmas eve.)
The impostor of Tan Keng Liang had used the Twitter handle @tankenglaing – see below.
Note that two alphabets in the Twitter reg. account are transposed, i.e. “l-a-i-n-g” (the impersonator) vs “l-i-a-n-g” (the real individual).
The impersonator also used a photograph of the ‘real’ Keng Liang as the avatar or profile picture in his faked account.
BELOW: The IGP ordered police action against the fake account
A handle is the registered Twitter account which is fixed whereas the name can be anything you want to call yourself. For example, the name used by Twitter a/c ‘netrakl’ is Marina Mahathir.
GENUINE a/c: @netrakl
Name: Marina Mahathir
GENUINE a/c: @tankengliang
Name: Tan Keng Liang
IMPERSONATOR’S a/c: @tankenglaing
Name: Tan Keng Liang
While the impersonator is no longer able to obtain the account registration @tankengliang (because it’s already taken by the real Gerakan Youth chief), he could nonetheless still fraudulently call himself Tan Keng Liang.
This is because there are no restrictions on what name a Twitter user wants to go by. For example (see below), the Twitter a/c (Hannah Yeoh’s buddy) @bongkersz has been variously giving himself the names,
- ‘Tuan Tanam Tebu Bong’, and
- ‘Tuan Red Undies Bong’ (in April 2013)
- ‘Tuanbro Pak Bae Mung’ (currently)
The example above of @bongkerz easily shapeshifting his names explains how the impostor @tankenglaing (note wrong spelling) could still manage to display the name Tan Keng Liang (correct spelling).
Likewise, someone today could register a Twitter a/c under ‘@limkitsaing‘ – using the same transposition dirty trick as was done to the Gerakan Youth chief – but display the name in his fake a/c as Lim Kit Siang (correct spelling).
What kind of people are they?
The loophole in Twitter identity format is explained above to illustrate how sneaky the impostor was in getting around the limitation imposed by account registration.
In any case, the a/c of Tan Keng Liang’s impostor has been suspended.
Other public figures have been victims of impersonation too, such as national diver Pandelela Rinong (below), Ungku Aziz and politicians/celebrities.
The impostor hijacked the name of our Olympic medalist, Pandelela, to make anti-government political comments.
Hannah Yeoh (@hannahyeoh) August 08, 2015
Impersonating Helen Ang
Of course I’m aware that they’re very, very sneaky and real bastards.
But as much as I know their sneaky nature, I’m still aghast when I learn the next new thing that they’re willing and capable of doing.
Really, what kind of people are they?! They’re a menace.
Now do you understand why I’m so adamantly against the opposition taking federal power? BN and pro-BN people have never sunk to such gutter depths.
Some impostor registered the name helenang.wordpress.com with Disqus – an online forum – on 24 Nov 2015 and has been making comments in TMI – see screenshot below.
The impersonator is able to do the above – i.e. registering helenang.wordpress – just like you can fake an account in any one of the many the message boards by, let’s say, using ‘marinamahathir.blogspot.com‘ (hypothetically speaking) or other famous personalities who just so happen to blog.
The comments screenshot below spanning 24 Nov 2015 to 6 Jan 2016 are clearly not by me.
As a first step, I shall be requesting TMI to block this fake commenter. And I shall also lodge a report with the relevant authorities.
Please lah people. Jangan lah dok telan bulat-bulat jer. I’m appalled at how gullible Malaysian netizens can be.
Malay Malaysians are so lurus bendul that they lack an automatic filtering mechanism to sieve out the sneaky and the creepy.
Over this past week, I’ve been so disappointed by how the Protuns have simply swallowed hook, line and sinker dakyah spread by the Dapsters.
Filter the lies, can ya?! You don’t even have to do any investigative research.
Just engage your brain, read critically and already you can detect the inherent contradictions contained within the narrative at hand (such as who is nice and who is nasty).
DAP cybertroopers are insidious pros. Dollah Badawi conceded that BN lost the cyberwar in GE12 and Najib has similarly conceded that BN lost the battle of perception in GE13.
The lesson I learned the last few days is to never underestimate the gullibility of the Malaysian public. And never underestimate the enormous numbers of gullible people.
The impostor faked a Tan Keng Liang tweet to insult the IGP. An impersonator faked Helen Ang to hentam ministers Paul Low and Nur Jazlan.
That’s why they’re so bloody sneaky. Nak buat kerja jahat tapi baling batu sorok tangan.
THIS IS FAKE → https://disqus.com/by/helenangwordpresscom/