- There was a viral social media post which claimed that Filipinos were being abused in Malaysia
- They were being abused for allegedly entering Malaysia without passport
- However, this claim was debunked by a French news agency
A Facebook post claimed that there were illegal Filipino workers who were being abused in Malaysia. KAMI learned that the post reached more than five thousand of likes and 300,000 shares since it was posted on Facebook last September.
KAMI brings this news to the readers to verify the information in the said post about the allegedly abused Filipino workers.
In the caption it said, “Nananawagan ako sa prisendent sa pinas. Sana tolongan nya po ang kababayan natin dito sa Malaysia tingnan nyu kawawa po walang kalaban laban. Ang kaso po walang passport or iligal intry po. Kawawa po naghanap buhay lng po sila. PLEASE PO E SHARE NINYO TO.”
Along with the post were photos of the alleged abused workers as reported by Inquirer.
However, a French news company, Agence French-Presse (AFP) said that the post was misleading and that the claim was false.
According to AFP, the photos came from a news report by Mongabay Indonesia back in 2014. It was about Indonesians who were caught in a clash with authorities in South Sulawesi.
"A clash happened between members of Pamona indigenous community and the police, following a land conflict between the former and a company in South Sulawesi province. The clash took place in Teromu village, Mangkutana district, East Luwu regency. At least 57 people were injured and arrested by East Luwu police,” as stated in the report quoted by AFP.
A copy of the video was also uploaded on Youtube. There, it can be seen that one man was wearing a jacket with “POL PP” at the back.
As reported by AFP, according to the official website of the Cabinet of the Republic of Indonesia, POL PP means “Polisi Pamong Praja” or Civil Service Police in Indonesia.
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