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GE13: Khalid denies sending ‘voters don’t want me’ tweet


PETALING JAYA: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim of PKR appeared to make a boo-boo when he “tweeted” that he is contesting the Port Klang state seat instead of the Ijok state seat because “the voters don't want him”. However, he denied this. It is not known whether someone hacked into his Twitter account.

In the controversial post on his Twitter handle @khalid_ibrahim at 9.06am on Monday, it said: Ramai yang pertikaikan kenapa saya berpindah ke Dun Pelabuhan Klang, Ini adalah politik, Kita perlu pindah bila pengundi dah tak suka. (Many have disputed my move to the Port Klang state seat. This is politics. We need to move when voters no longer like us.)

A screenshot of Khalid's apparent tweet was posted on Apanama2020.blogspot.com. It showed that the tweet was posted at 9.06am on Monday and was re-tweeted 72 times and “favourited” four times. However, Khalid posted another tweet yesterday, denying that he had written the previous statement. The post was missing from his Twitter account.

“Tweet ini tidak ditulis oleh saya. Pemalsuan ini berniat jahat (This tweet was not written by me. This is false and malicious),” Khalid tweeted at 9.36am, about 24 hours after the earlier tweet went viral.

The media reported Khalid mistakenly urged voters to vote for Barisan Nasional during the Ijok by-election in April 2007.

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