UMNO blogs cropped photo of chess player to accuse Guan Eng's son
Oct 19: UMNO bloggers have used a photo belonging to an international chess champion in accusing the son of Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng of sexual misconduct at school which they said led to a transfer from his current school.
(LEFT) Anya's image as appeared on Gelombang Wangsa Maju, a pro-UMNO political blog containing pornographic images, and (RIGHT) the original image
Revealing the latest discovery in parliament today, Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua showed the photo of Hong Kong's international chess Grandmaster, Anya Sun Corke, 21, who now studies in the US and has no ties with Malaysia, which the blogs claimed was the molest victim.
“UMNO is getting desperate into levelling such slander against Guan Eng by using his son who is only 16 years old. Through our investigation, we found out that the source of the female teenager is from the internet, not the exact source,” he explained.
Pua also showed how the picture had been 'cropped' from its original, which has a chessboard and can be viewed at www.chessbase.com.
The accusation against Lim's son was led by the bloggers and Bukit Gelugor UMNO division chief Novandri Hasan Basri, and later supported by UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin through a series of snide remarks on Twitter.
Lim yesterday strongly denied the accusations and slammed UMNO leaders as "ferocious beasts".
Meanwhile, Pua said Khairy must now apologise to Guan Eng's son and his family.
"Besides that, we hope that UMNO’s highest council will take action against Khairy,” said Pua, who said Khairy must now make good his claim of being an adherent of 'new politics'.