Fears linger over anti-Chinese social media posts after divisive election in Malaysia

The weaponisation of social media during the 15th general election has prompted the security authorities to step in. PHOTO: AFP
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KUALA LUMPUR - Advertising executive Angelica Lim got worried recently after seeing many short clips on TikTok about a possible repeat of the racial riots that rocked Malaysia on May 13, 1969.

Many of the videos surfaced after the general election on Nov 19 which resulted in a hung Parliament with no clear winner.

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