KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — Malaysia’s new Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, had to ‘defend’ himself against impersonators who set up a Twitter account under his moniker.
In a Facebook post, Mohamad, who is fondly known as Mat Sabu, said that several fake accounts were created, causing confusion among Malaysians.
Among the fake account usernames on Twitter were @MohamadSabu_ and @Mohamad_Sabu.
Malay Mail’s checks on the accounts showed that at least one has been shut down — @MohamadSabu_.
Instagram users can follow him at msabu_official.
The ministry had also issued a separate statement on Twitter under the hashtag #FakeAccount.
The ministry urged Twitter users to retweet the news to stop the spread of the fake accounts.