Do You Really Think This Is A Picture Of A Bersih Protester Burning The Flag?

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The Director-General of the Department of Information, Dato’ Haji Ibrahim Abdul Rahman alleged that a Bersih supporter was burning the Malaysian flag.

Truth Debunked: This was not by a Bersih supporter. This was taken on the 6th of March, 2013 and depicts a retired police officer and the former mayor of Pagsanjan, Mr. Abner Afuang, burning a Malaysian flag in front of the National Press Club in Manila, the Philippines. He did so to condemn the attack by the Malaysian military on the 300 Filipino gunmen of the “Sultan Jamalul Kiram III of Sulu“, who were trying to take over eastern Sabah.