The Protun scam
Whenever I read about Internet scams where some lovelorn woman is tricked out of her life savings by a sweet-talking online suitor whom she has never met face-to-face, a Malay male blogger Annie Anakin comes to mind.
A liar and a fraud, the anonymous Annie is a scammer too.
scammer who in real life is “a fat male with a hidung sudu sendok“.
Just like those cyber con artists who dupe the gullible women into parting with their cash through promises of love and marriage. Except that in Annie’s case, he is duping some elderly Pak Haji whom I sincerely hope does not lose his wang simpanan untuk hari tua one day.
Since Annie is a man masquerading as an awek cun (hot chick), he obviously does not use his real photograph for his blog avatar. A Japanese-style anime – above – is the face of Annie who styles himself “a little lady of the valley”.
Let me assure you that Annie Anakin looks nothing like the cute cartoon above. If anything, he resembles the typical driver of those pink mini buses that used to ply KL.
But being as sneaky as his cohorts the Dapsters, Annie has been teasing readers with sexy (or cute/adorable) photos of girls sourced from the Net. Like I said, Annie is a scammer.
BELOW: An Annie tease showing the bare back of a nude
Some of Annie’s readers are gullible enough to hope that the photos with which Annie teases them are genuine, and showing the real Annie. So they keep bleating, “Is that you, Annie?”, “Annie, is that you?”, “My, you’re such a pretty girl”.
What a hoot. But remember, Annie is a liar, fraud and scammer.
Nope, the most recent photograph to adorn Annie’s blog (which some besotted readers are again hoping against hope is Annie) is that of a Chinese girl. She is not Annie who is a male online scammer.
She is Xu Pinghui from Chongqing, China and her story appears in a 20 May 2010 article titled ’10 Bizarre and Fascinating Medical Tales’ @ http://www.abovetopsecret.com — screenshot below.
All the photos, be it a helmeted woman riding a motorbike, a bikini bod relaxing in a beach chalet or a foursome playing mahjong – which entice readers to ask “Is that you, Annie?” – are not Annie but pictures sourced from the Net.
No, it’s not. (Seriously, no, but Annie sure looks a whole lot more like this chap than he does a cute little lady of the valley.)
This fella is merely a random photo of someone who’s a fan of K-pop and Japanese anime.
In our digital age, images abound in the public domain and from all corners of the globe. A Lim family-DAP blogger even misused sexy photo shoots of a Korean model and told his readers that she is Altantuya.
ABOVE: Only 14 percent of his own readers surveyed had reckoned Annie “knows politics”
Not only anon but knows nuts about politics
The taiko of blogosphere Rocky Bru has been subtly hinting for Annie to tamp down his unstable and out-of-control behaviour.
On 13 Dec 2015, Rocky reminded Annie and other Anons that “the truth is nobody in cyberspace is truly anonymous” and that these bloggers should not think they could continue saying the meanest things under the cloak of anonymity.
This year on Feb 10, Rocky blogged ‘Post-CNY thoughts on Monkeys with Keyboards‘, saying, “In social media and the cyber world, anonymity is providing unscrupulous people a perfect cover to behave like the proverbial monkey”.
Rocky targetted the RBA, saying “in this cybertrooper and RedBeanArmy era, we have too many monkeys with fancy keyboards making use of the cover provided by Anonymous”.
I’m going to add that Life of Annie has today become the No.1 English sopo blog infested with Dapster anon commenters. However a proposal by the authorities to register bloggers will go some way towards curbing the liars (pemfitnah), frauds and scammers in blogosphere such as Annie Anakin.
Not too long ago on March 24, Rocky again commented that Annie and others “who blog anonymously and carefreely (ie they don’t have to be fully accountable for what they write) may feel victimised by the move” suggested by MCMC to regulate Malaysian blogs.
BELOW: Dapsters have taken over Life of Annie reader space
Big-headed Annie suffers from massive hubris
Previously, Annie had been released by the Media Prima news outlet he was working for. He’s a reporter, okay, not a teacher/lecturer or related to the education line as he claims.
Annie’s Blogspot biodata claiming to be an “educator” working in the “education” sector is pure bullshit, just like the blogger himself.
A ‘fatal flaw’ is a character tic that makes the egomaniac keep on repeating the same transgression, over and over.
Annie was a reporter with an Umno-owned company. It’s no surprise then that he would eventually be ejected for repeatedly dissing the Minister of Communications, the PMO, Johor Menteri Besar Khaled Nordin and several other hapless Umno politicians as well as Umno-related operations.
Annie who had gotten too big for his boots as a popular blogger was firing at will on his personal whim and fancy. And Annie is now doing it again by slagging the man on the mountaintop — No.1. This is what I call Annie’s hubris.
A few days ago, Annie ranted (see screenshot above):
“What? Najib stole all those money?
“Let him lah.
“If he really did, let’s pray for Allah to make him choke to death on all those ringgit.
“Well, what else there is for us to do, isn’t it?
“Dr Mahathir and the rest had done everything that they can what.
“Najib insists he’s innocent and wants to stay in power.”
Annie’s anti-Najib and Protun bent is very clear from what he’s written above.
Well, Malaysia is a democratic country and one is free to pick his side. But there is a catch. Annie’s employer has already had a spot of difficulty with a couple of very staunch Protuns. They’ve left the organization because unlike Annie, those guys are not frauds or scammers.
If you’re wondering why Umno is in trouble today, well, the problem plaguing the party is staring it in the face. It’s people like Annie who bite the hand that feeds him.