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Student Activist Disagrees With Hackers Who Left Protest Message On UM Online Portals

"I know nothing about computer science, and I didn't order anyone to do this on behalf of me."

Cover image via Choo Choy May/Malay Mail Violet Yeoh/SAYS

University of Malaya's (UM) online portals recently became the target of hackers, who left protest messages supporting the movement started by graduate Wong Yan Ke

On Thursday, 17 October, the UM e-pay website and student portal were attacked.

Instead of the usual interface, the page displayed a black background and a variation of the Anonymous hackers logo.

The message displayed on the website wrote, "I would rather die standing than live kneeling" and it included the hashtags #TolakRasis #UndurVC

The message is similar to that of a poster Wong shared on his Facebook profile earlier this week.

"If my words threaten those in power, so be it. If my pictures alarm the people, that is good. Your teeth come down, my sword goes up," it read.

Image via Facebook

Wong clarified with SAYS that he is not involved and disagrees with the act

He told SAYS, "I know nothing about computer science, and I didn't order anyone to do this on behalf of me."

He also added that he was surprised when he heard the news.

During his graduation ceremony, Wong went up on stage with a placard and shouted, "This is Malaysian land!":

In response, UM denied Wong his academic transcript:

Earlier in March, Wong was manhandled when he protested against Najib outside of UM:

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