Barisan Nasional's (BN) Likas candidate Dr Chang Kee Ying is disappointed by the spreading of fake nude photos of her as the Sabah Elections campaign period comes to an end
Chang, who is contesting under Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) for the constituency in Kota Kinabalu, said she is disappointed that her political opponents are resorting to such tactics to besmirch her reputation ahead of the polling day happening this Saturday, 26 September, reported The Star.
"It is my ardent belief that an election campaign is a battle of ideologies, political stand, and personal capabilities; whereby each candidate will compete fairly on the same platform, without resorting to below-the-belt tricks to smear and assassinate the character of political opponents," Chang said in a statement yesterday, 22 September.
"Such malfeasance to tarnish another's reputation clearly surfaced because of the ongoing state election."
She said her campaign team had lodged a police report over the matter.
It is reported that fake nude photos of her have gone viral on social media
According to Malaysiakini, Chang has urged Malaysians to stop sharing the photos to protest against her political opponents' baleful political tactics.
"I feel for the underaged who would have probably received the content on one social media platform or another."
The 32-year-old candidate, who works as a dentist, will be facing a seven-corner fight for the seat
Likas is a Chinese-majority state seat with some 15,000 voters.
Dr Chang will be up against:
- Tan Lee Fatt from Warisan Plus
- Jeff Lu Siau Wee from Parti Cinta Sabah
- Daniel Isaac Hoong from United Sabah National Organisation (USNO)
- Chong Chee Vui from Sabah People's Unity Party (PPRS)
- Sim Fui from Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
- Melanie Chia, who is an independent candidate
On Monday, 21 September, two security personnel were arrested for allegedly trying to 'buy' votes ahead of the early voting for Sabah state elections: