New Delhi: Zee News editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary and CNN-News18 Monday shared an old video, falsely suggesting that it showed a Chinese engineer attacking a Pakistani driver in Karachi.
On Monday, Chaudhary shared the video posted by another user with his own comment that read: “If this is true Pakistani Govt should arrest this Chinese national. Do they have the courage?” The tweet has so far received over 4,600 retweets and over 16,900 likes.
If this is true Pakistani Govt should arrest this Chinese national. Do they have the courage? https://t.co/OvPTWgUNCL
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) June 29, 2020
The video was originally shared by a user named Zaidu, a self-described parody account of “personal adviser of Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa”.
Zaidu’s tweet read: “Chinese Engineer in Karachi caught on video beating Pakistani driver for submitting fake petrol bill. Engineer from PowerChina Gansu Energy Co came to Pakistan under CPEC. My Dear Pakistani brothers & sisters we must raise our voice against this this (sic) behaviour.” The tweet has close to 7,300 retweets and nearly 11,600 likes.
News channel CNN-News18 also shared the video with the headline “Chinese engineer beats his Pak driver”, and linked the incident to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
However, the 51-second video originally went viral in November 2016 and took place in Malaysia and not Karachi.
In the video, an attacker in a blue shirt can be seen violently beating another man in a bedroom, using what looks like a bamboo stick. The attacker later takes off his sling bag and repeatedly canes the victim on the legs. Another man in a yellow shirt watches on and does not intervene.
The victim in the video can be heard shouting “Oree baba”. There is no information on his nationality.
According to a 2016 report by The Straits Times, the video was uploaded by Malaysian politician Datuk Huan Cheng Guan from the Parti Cinta Malaysia party, after which the Malaysian police sought information on the case.
“It is not known what caused the incident or when it took place,” said the report.
According to Malaysia newspaper The Star, the video had been shared over 7,000 times on Facebook and received over 900 comments at the time.
(In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.)
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Can u read his tweet once again…then again…
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