This hoax about a Bangladeshi Malaysian was debunked long ago, but keeps making a comeback over and over again, like a zombie that just won’t die.
So we have no choice but to debunk this hoax AGAIN about a Bangladeshi man receiving a Malaysian identity card to vote in the coming general elections.
Updated @ 2022-10-23 : Updated with the 2022 version.
Updated @ 2017-10-23 : Added the verification by JPN that Pang Chee Pin is not a Bangladeshi Malaysia. Also added a video of Pang Chee Pin speaking Mandarin, as well as a warning about his activities.
Originally posted @ 2017-10-21
Pang Chee Pin Is NOT A Bangladeshi Malaysian
This picture of Pang Chee Pin’s identity card has been circulating over and over again. People keep posting it as evidence that he is a Bangladeshi Malaysian, one of the many Bangladeshis that were allegedly giving Malaysian identity cards in return for their vote in the Malaysian general elections.
For many Malaysians, it’s inconceivable that an Indian man may actually have a Chinese name. They immediately jump to the conclusion that he is a Bangladeshi who was given a Malaysian identity card.
My dear Malaysians, Mr. Pang Chee Pin is not a Bangladeshi Malaysian. He is a Malaysian Indian who was adopted by a Chinese family when he was very young.
While he originally had an Indian name, his adopted father gave him a Chinese name, even changing it officially with the authorities.
That is a genuine MyKad, and he is a genuine Malaysian.
For more on his story, we would like to refer you to The Star, which went the extra mile to investigate his case :
As for the hundreds or thousands of Bangladeshis who were allegedly given MyKads for their votes, we have yet to see any evidence to back that claim.
Whatever we may think about the Malaysian government, let’s please just stick to the truth. You should not have to lie, if you have the truth on your side.
JPN : Pang Chee Pin Is Malaysian, NOT Bangladeshi
The Malaysian National Registration Department (JPN) clarified on 1 March 2017 that Pang Chee Pin is indeed 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.
Pang Chee Pin Speaking Mandarin
Even though this hoax has been debunked by The Star and the Malaysian National Registration Department (JPN), people still dismiss the facts. Some even insinuate that an Indian boy adopted by Chinese parents wouldn’t “look like that”. As if adopted children can change their skin colour and facial features to match those of their adoptive parents…
In any case, we managed to obtain this video of Pang Chee Pin speaking flawless Mandarin. Check out how fluent he is in speaking Mandarin. Thanks for the tip, Chris Wang!
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) :
There can be no doubt. Pang Chee Pin is no Bangladeshi Malaysian. So please stop spreading the hoax. Share this instead!
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