Is the government using Bangladeshi men with Malaysian IC and Chinese name to cheat at the coming general election in Malaysia?!
Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : This Is A Bangladeshi Man With Malaysian IC + Chinese Name!
A photo of a Malaysian identity card with this message is going viral on WhatsApp, claiming to show a Bangladeshi man with a Chinese name!
It’s being used as “evidence” that the government is either using Bangladeshi men with Malaysian IC to cheat at the coming general election in Malaysia, or the government has given many Bangladeshi men Malaysian citizenship.
Pang Chee Pin Is NOT A Bangladeshi Man With Malaysian IC + Chinese Name!
Pang Chee Pin’s MyKad (Malaysian identity card) keeps circulating every election season in Malaysia, as “evidence” of the government is giving Malaysian citizenship or at least, Malaysian identity cards, to Bangladeshi illegal immigrants in return for their vote.
Here are the reasons why this is just another example of FAKE NEWS on WhatsApp and social media!
Fact #1 : Pang Chee Pin Is A Malaysian Citizen
The Malaysian identity card of Pang Chee Pin that keeps going viral is genuine. Pang Chee Pin is a bonafide Malaysian citizen.
However, he is not of Bangladeshi origin. He is a Malaysian citizen of Indian heritage, who was adopted by a Chinese family when he was just one year old.
He originally had an Indian name, but his adopted father gave him a Chinese name, officially registering it with the authorities.
That’s why he has a MyKad with the name, Pang Chee Pin.
Fact #2 : JPN Confirmed Pang Chee Pin Is Malaysian Citizen
On 1 March 2017, the Malaysia National Registration Department (NRD / JPN) confirmed that Pang Chee Pin is indeed a Malaysian citizen, and an Indian man who was adopted by Chinese parents.
It also clarified that adoptive parents can change the name of their adopted child. In the case of non-Muslim children, the child may adopt his/her new family’s surname.
Fact #3 : His Cousin Explain It All In 2017
In 2017, The Star investigated Pang Chee Pin’s story, and spoke to his cousin, who only wanted to be known as Susan.
Fact #4 : Police Interviewed His Cousin In 2017
Susan said in 2017 that after her cousin’s MyKad went viral on social media, the police visited her house to record her statement.
She confirmed to them that Pang Chee Pin is indeed a Malaysian, and asked that people stop sharing his MyKad on social media.
Fact #5 : Pang Chee Pin Attended Local Schools
Susan told the Star that Pang Chee Pin to the same Chinese primary school as she did.
Only Malaysian citizens can attend Chinese primary schools under the Malaysia Ministry of Education.
Fact #6 : Pang Chee Pin Speaks Chinese Dialects Fluently
Susan revealed that Pang can speak fluent Mandarin, Hakka and Cantonese dialects. This was confirmed by a viral video showing Pang Chee Pin speaking flawless Mandarin.
For those who are wondering what he’s saying in the video, here’s some context provided by the creator of the video, 刘裕彬 (Low Yi Ping) :
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