Teng claims tweet was of movie

By Clara Chooi, The Malaysian Insider

PETALING JAYA, Aug 12 – The Selangor support letter saga turned farcical today when state Speaker Teng Chang Khim claimed that the “real culprit” he was referring to in his controversial tweet, “OMG! Real culprit freed!”, was Chinese film actor Qi Yuwu, who recently starred in action-thriller film “14 Blades”.

Teng, who was summoned before the DAP disciplinary committee hearing today to explain his tweet, said the whole issue was just a big misunderstanding.

After a 45-minute explanation to the committee, Teng told the media outside the DAP headquarters here that he had, in no way, been referring to the case of sacked DAP councillor Tee Boon Hock when he tweeted at 9.22pm on July 31.

“I was watching a movie in my car at the time, during my one-hour journey from Johor to Yong Peng,” he said, causing sniggers in the crowd of media personnel.

The movie Teng was watching was “14 Blades”, a 2010 action-thriller-Wuxia film directed by Daniel Lee.

Teng’s tweet had caused a stir for it had come shortly after Tee was sacked by the committee.

The Star newspaper, in its report the following day had made a reference to Teng’s tweet and linked it to Tee’s sacking.