Malaysiakini journalist Kow Gah Chie is being harassed on Facebook over an article she wrote regarding Environment Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man defending logging in Kelantan.
The posting on Thursday seeks to imply that Malaysiakini’s article on the matter had been fabricated as it was not asked at Tuan Ibrahim’s press conference the day before, which had been streamed live.
The article was actually based on a doorstep, where reporters, including Malaysiakini, spoke to the minister after the press conference.
The posting, which contains personal attacks to Kow, also draws attention to the fact that she was previously with the Chinese news desk.
As of writing, the posting has been shared more than 2,900 times and has more than 2,200 comments.
Most of the comments are racist in nature, with many calling the Malaysiakini journalist “babi” (pig).
Some suggested that she should be physically harmed, or spat at.
The posting also accused Malaysiakini of dividing Muslims.