Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming on the 14th of May, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur
Apologies to Mr Chua Lai Fatt and his family
On Sunday, 12th of May, 2013, I told the Chinese press that cases of foreigners being given Malaysian Blue ICs should be investigated. I gave them the example of a Mr. Chua Lai Fatt (IC: 830914-14-6763) who was registered to vote in 2011. Mr. Chua’s case was highlighted because although his name is a Chinese name and the Election Commission’s own records show that he is Chinese, Mr. Chua did not look Chinese based on his IC photo which was widely circulated online. I later found out that Mr. Chua was adopted by a Chinese family which explains why he has a Chinese name. I apologize profusely to Mr Chua and his family for this mistake on my part. I hope to reach out to Mr. Chua and his family to apologize in person, if possible. If you know how I can reach him or his family, please email me at[email protected].