MALAYSIA: The Poster Boys Were Not Happy at All

The popular social networking sites Facebook and Twitter were full of pictures and gossip items that triggered the scandal. In the end, ten people were nabbed for displaying offensive posters of Malaysian big-shots. They were Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and the two co-chairmen of the Bersih 2.0 coalition Datuk Ambiga Sreenevaasan and Datuk A. Samad at Taiman Tun Dr Ismail. They are leaders of the growing movement for free, fair elections in Malaysia.

The offensive posters were plastered around several bus stops. Posters of co-chairman Ambiga were covered with the words lesbian, bi-sexual, gay — implying that Ambiga promotes free sex. Of course, in mainly Muslim Malaysia, such behavior is forbidden. Minister Lim was labeled as a racist and had a swastika stamped on the posters defaming him. The ten alleged vandals were all released on bail.

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