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Malaysiakini offices vandalised with red paint and dead duck after reporting on political video

Picture: Malaysiakini

Picture: Malaysiakini

The offices of Malaysiakini have been vandalised in a an act suspected to be in response to numerous reports by the independent news website on a satirical video that lampooned the state of national affairs in Malaysia.

Blood-red paint was thrown at the front of Malaysiakini’s office in Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur, and a dead duck positioned outside of it. Attached to the box containing the bird was a picture of Teresa Kok, an opposition politician who was behind a popular political satire video that ran around Chinese New Year.

Malaysiakini had reported on the video as well as a protest in the Malaysian capital Lumpur on 6 February, during which a group of Muslim groups threatened Kok.

In a story on Malaysiakini.com, Kok is quoted as saying: “The fact that my photo is placed on the box shows that the perpetrators are trying to link Malaysiakini to my Chinese New Year video clip.”

Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Gan has said that a police report is being filed and CCTV footage will be used to try to catch the vandals.

The “Onederful” video clip, which has been viewed almost 650,000 views on YouTube, features Kok as a TV Feng Shui show host interviewing three Feng Shui masters on the fortunes of Malaysia in the Year of Horse.

The assault on Malaysiakini’s offices comes less than a week after a dead chicken was left outside Kok’s office, which was also sprayed with red paint.

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