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Malaysia MP apologises for posting Hitler tweet after Germany's win over Brazil

Published on Jul 10, 2014 1:19 PM
 
Screen capture from the Twitter account of Malaysian MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin. Mr Bung apologised on Thursday for an offensive tweet praising Adolf Hitler which he posted following Germany's thumping victory 7-1 over Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 2014. -- PHOTO: TWITTER/@@MYKINABATANGAN

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin apologised on Thursday for an offensive tweet praising Adolf Hitler which he posted following Germany's thumping victory 7-1 over Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

"When Germany whacked Brazil, I unintentionally said something that hurt d feeling of d ppl in Germany.MY SINCEREST APPOLOGY. LONG LIVE BUNG..," the Kinabatangan MP said in a tweet on Thursday morning.

A few minutes later, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak responded to the controversy and made three posts on Twitter saying: "The comments made by Datuk Bung Moktar are unacceptable and wrong, and he will withdraw them.

"He does not speak for Malaysia, or for ordinary Malaysians, who understand Europe's tragic past, and respect its modern unity.

 
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