The Sarawak Chief Minister's appearance in a local daily was originally captioned, “Adenan: Our Government will always treat the Chinese well."
But the image Nga allegedly shared on Wednesday morning was a crudely altered version.
It carried the Balik Tongsan, Cina Babi (Go back to China, Chinese pigs) caption sloppily placed above Adenan, sparking hundreds of comments on social media.
In his post, which was pinned at the top of his page, Nga allegedly said: “Before the election sweet, after the election: Apa Lagi Cina Mau?”
A Facebook user, who uses the pseudonym Lim Sian See, and popular for making wry comments on Opposition politicians, was furious with the racially-charged post.
“The page bearing his name which he claims is run by unnamed fans and not by him or DAP, has completely slandered Sarawak Chief Minister with a juvenile RBA-level edit to scold Chinese,” said Lim, who enjoys a following of over 18,000 people on Facebook.
Lim also called upon the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and the police to investigate Nga as the Perak DAP chief allegedly shared the picture on his personal Facebook page.
He claimed that many had evidence of a Taiping-based Chong as the page administrator.
“The MP must either give up the names of those people running it or report to FB that someone had misused YB Nga's "good" name to hasut (instigate) and ask FB to shut down the page,” he added.
Lim also hoped the Chinese community in Sarawak would reject the DAP and “teach them a lesson” for allegedly using race issues to incite anger and hatred.
Facebook user Danny Liew claimed Nga was courting trouble as Adenan had made all the right moves since assuming the position of Chief Minister: “Anti-Chinese? No. He even made sure the state paid for the medical bills of former DAP leader Wong Ho Leng for his cancer treatment, a treatment that DAP did not even pay a single sen despite what Wong Ho Leng had done for the party in Sarawak.”
Another commenter Claymoar Han said Nga allegedly underestimated Sarawak’s diversity and unity, adding that “Sarawakians go along pretty well with each other, more so during festivals.”
Abu Muadz Al-Ghazali said every community in Sarawak loved “Tok Nan” for “speaking with the voice of a child of Sarawak”.
“He is not racist with other races. He is championing a Sarawak for Sarawakians and a better Malaysia. DAP’s RACIST politics have no place in Borneo,” said Abu Muadz.