A Facebook post alluding that Tan Sri Pandikar Amin has forgotten the customs and values of his ethnic Iranun community has greatly irked the Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

Pandikar, in a Facebook post on Thursday, gave Facebook user "Dewi Sukma" a week to apologise for her posting or he would take her to the native court and lodge a complaint with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission.

The woman had included photos of Pandikar on her Facebook page on Sept 28, saying that it was not the culture of Iranuns to hold celebrations for 20 days in a village where a member of the community had passed away, alluding to a week-long celebration held a kilometre away from the house of a grieving family in Kg Nanamum in Kota Belud.

In her post, she claimed that the family member died on Sept 21 while the carnival celebrations were held from Sept 19 to 25.

Pandikar said he was open to criticism and took it in his stride.

"But I cannot accept if one says I have forgotten or ignored my customs as this Dewi Sukma is trying to tell the public that I do not know my own customs,'' said the Iranun community leader.

It could not be confirmed if the Dewi Sukma Facebook account is genuine.

Source -The Star Online-

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