Source: The Star Online
A Twitter post criticising the alleged misreporting of Friday’s anti-GST rally by certain media has backfired on Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham.
On Saturday afternoon, Ngeh posted an aerial image allegedly taken of Kuala Lumpur on Friday showing thousands of red-clad anti-GST protesters.
“Aerial view of anor sectn of Hancur GST. BN media says turn up only 5,000. U believe?” Ngeh’s accompanying comment read.
Social media users were, however, quick to point out that the photo he used had been heavily edited. The editing was also very badly executed with jagged edges and repetitive “copy and pasting”.
“I’m not sure if you notice the repeated rectangulars …,” Facebook user @nigelaw replied to Ngeh’s post.
“As an MP, Adun, lawyer, church senior & father I’m surprised you didn’t zoom in to check before using this photo? BIG fail la,” said @rawnatawil while @FaizalKasim said, “Wahhhh, congratulations. That’s almost half of the world population there.”
“Over and under LRT tracks too!” added @saadbjohan.
Thousands of protesters dressed in red converged at Dataran Merdeka on Friday before making their way to KLCC to protest against the Goods and Service Tax (GST).