DAP leader lodges report against TV station

(The Star) – State opposition leader Dr Boo Cheng Hau has lodged a police report, denying claims by a local television station that several DAP leaders, including himself, were supporters of a murtad or apostate Facebook group.

Dr Boo, who is also the state DAP chairman, said he was shocked that his picture and those of other leaders were used during a two-minute report aired at the station’s news slot at 8pm on Aug 27.

“It was stated in that report that we were members of this Facebook page, called Murtads in Malaysia and Singapore. I would like to reiterate that I am not part of this group,” he said, demanding an apology.

Besides lodging a police report, Dr Boo said he had also forwarded a complaint to the Malaysian Com­munications and Multimedia Com­mis­sion on Thursday.

A spokesman from the Commercial Crime Unit confirmed the police report, adding that the case had been referred to MCMC for further action.