“I didn’t know about the said article. I was informed by my staff and I lodged a report,” he said. 

A movement calling itself Gagasan Melayu Perak (GMP) has lodged a police report against Malaysiakini over a news report which the website had not published.

In the police report, GMP president Mohd Hilmi Ismail claimed that Malaysiakini had published an article insulting the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, and Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah. 

The said article, headlined ‘Raja Nazrin defends monarchy against ridicule’, was allegedly published by Malaysiakini on Tuesday. 

But a check revealed that no such report was published by the online news daily. 

Its Bahasa Malaysia section had however uploaded a Malay version of the story based on a Bernama report but this was published on April 19. 

Mohd Hilmi (right) and his group lodged the report at the Sungai Senam police station near Ipoh at 5pm yesterday. 

According to Bernama, Mohd Hilmi had told reporters that the police report was lodged because GMP considered the news carried by the website as rude and discourteous to the monarchy in the state. 

He also said GMP hoped that the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture would take action against the website for abusing information technology without considering the implication on national security. 

‘I was informed by my staff’

Malaysiakini contacted GMP this morning to seek clarification over the police report and was told by Mohd Hilmi that he was not aware if Malaysiakini had carried such a report before going to the police. 

“I didn’t know about the said article. I was informed by my staff and I lodged a report,” he said. 

When asked if he realised that he could have tarnished Malaysiakini reputation with his police report, Mohd Hilmi asked: “Isn’t Malaysiakini the same as Malaysian Today or some other blogs?” 

Malaysiakini has asked Mohd Hilmi to publicly apologise for making the false report. 

The website is also mulling possible action against Mohd Hilmi and GMP. (Check Malaysiakini for full news)

Hello brother Hilmi, kalau kemaruk nak pertahankan Istana, this is what you should do…

“Hilmi to files a police reports against ex Indonesion model’s mum for trying to tarnish the image of Malaysian Monarch from the state of Kelantan. Hilmi confirmed that he had saw the photographs dated 31 March 2009 in Kickdefella that shows the ex model, now known as Cik Puan Temenggong of Kelantan looks visibly happy performing her new role.”

Ada faham Hilmi!