UMNO's New Media Unit - or Unit Media Baru (UMB) - is a cyber unit set up by the party to counter what they consider "opposition propaganda". And as it turns out, they do this - quite consistently - by twisting facts, spreading half-truths, and in this case making up stories.
UMB, or UMBeciles as Walski calls them, is essentially a network of pro-UMNO blogs that use cross-posting to spread their poison across cyberspace, with many of these bloggers also having a presence on Twitter, using the service to promote their posts.
And why do they resort to such underhanded tactics? Well, Walski doesn't call them UMBeciles for nothing. They are mindless cyber-guns (or goons) for hire, and essentially do what they're told to do - discredit the opposition. And they do it with impunity.
Ironically, the guy who heads the UMBeciles, an exco member in UMNO's Youth Wing, portrays himself as holier-than-holy, proving once again these scum are nothing but a bunch of worthless hypocrites...
Umno blogs used chess champion’s picture to attack Guan Eng’s son, says DAP
A girl whose photograph was used by Umno bloggers to level accusations of sexual harassment against Lim Guan Eng’s son has been identified as 21-year-old chess Grandmaster Anya Sun Corke.
Corke, who represents England in chess, has no ties with Penang and has never been a classmate of Lim’s son as alleged by Umno blogs, the DAP said in a press conference in Parliament today.
The girl is understood to be currently an undergraduate of Wellesley College in the United States.
Pro-Umno bloggers including Bukit Gelugor Umno division chief Dr Novandri Hasan Basri had claimed that the Penang chief minister’s son had assaulted a 16-year-old schoolmate and tried to escape punishment by using his father’s name.
DAP publicity chief Tony Pua (picture) showed a press conference today screenshots from Dr Novandri’s and Papagomo’s blog and pictures from www.chessbase.com said to be of a 21-year-old Anya Corke.
“The chess board has been edited from the picture. This proves beyond doubt that the accusations by these Umno cybertroopers are nothing but barbaric lies.
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“They have attempted to defame the 16-year-old son of Lim Guan Eng and humiliate his family with a completely fictitious sexual harassment story,” the Petaling Jaya Utara MP said.