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Likas Assemblyman Suspended For Six Months

KOTA KINABALU, July 16 (Bernama) -- Assemblyman Junz Wong (DAP-Likas) was Wednesday suspended for six months from the Sabah state assembly sitting for failing to preserve the honour and sanctity of the House under its Standing Order.

When tabling the motion, state Special Tasks Minister Datuk Teo Chee Kang said Wong had uploaded the picture of an injured woman who claimed to have been robbed and injured at a shopping centre here onto his Facebook page without obtaining confirmation on the authenticity of the picture.

Teo said Wong also added a comment to the uploaded picture with the words, "KK (Kota Kinabalu) is no longer safe for the public to walk around".

The robbery allegedly happened last Jan 6.

Teo said the following day, the woman lodged a police report on the incident.

However, a few days later, the incident was found to be not true and the false claim deliberately made by the woman who craved her parents' attention, he said.

-- BERNAMA




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