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A Malaysian politician is facing eviction from his party after faking snaps of himself receiving a knighthood, the Telegraph reports. Wong receives his honour from the Queen Jeffrey Wong Su En, deputy publicity chief for the Democratic Action Party, applied some top-quality Photoshoppery to show he'd been honoured by no less …

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  1. SuperTim

    That's a top picture.

    Dead realistic and everything!

  2. Flugal

    tarnished and insulted

    he'd "insulted a foreign monarch and members of the Commonwealth countries and tarnished the image of Malaysia".....and the capabilities of Photoshop.

    Might work on the (very) visually impaired, or people with no sense of questioning, e.g. religious believers.

  3. philbo
    Joke

    PNG?

    "He insisted the relevant paperwork was in the post from PNG.."

    ..nah.. looked like a JPG to me

  4. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
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    @philbo

    ^ this.

  5. Dan 37
    FAIL

    doh!

    "Sir" Wong issued a press release detailing his award…”

    ...

    "This is a personal matter. It has nothing to do with the public, and it is becoming politicised."

  6. PerfectBlue

    Really?

    Is that the actual picture that he had made, or one put together by The Register for a laugh?

    If it's his actual picture then it's a pretty poor Photoshop effort, he ought to ask for his money back. I could put together a better picture than that in about 15 minutes, and I'm rubbish with Photoshop.

  7. Simon C
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    May I congratulate

    this dipstick for doing something so stupid, it actually made me laugh.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    Good News Everyone!

    I'm not sure what staggers me most, his audacity or his stupidity.

    Combined, they make a powerful weapon.

  9. John Lamb
    FAIL

    source material

    The original pic of Ross Brawn getting his OBE:

    http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/229671/ross-brawn-collects-obe-from-queen/

    Found using TinEye.com, it's good for tracking down this kind of thing!

  10. Peter Storm
    Alert

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/alert_32.png

    "top-quality Photoshoppery"

    Are you kidding?

  11. AndyS

    letters and/or digits

    Wow. And there was me thinking we had some sort of monopoly on stupid politicians in the west at the moment.

  12. Basic
    FAIL

    LMFAO

    He bemoaned: "This is a personal matter. It has nothing to do with the public, and it is becoming politicised."

    And of course, it wasn't intended to boost his political standing at all. What a moron.

  13. Mark123
    Joke

    Thats clearly a fake...

    ...as he has photoshopped his head over the picture of ME getting my knighthood last year for outstanding services to service delivery and infrastucture management!

    Bloody cheek!!

  14. C Yates
    FAIL

    RE: "This is a personal matter. It has nothing to do with the public..."

    Really?

    Somehow it didn't seem so personal when he announced it and became an "overnight celebrity", idiot.

  15. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    Joint English/Jedi title, perhaps?

    OBE Wong Kenobe?

  16. I didn't do IT.

    Re: Jedi

    How Wrong Can He Be?

  17. neb
    Pirate

    obviously learnt his craft

    from his honour the baron of castleshort

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/The_Baron_of_Castleshort

    =)

  18. Alex Walsh

    Cheers

    ARRSE has just given me hours of fun :D

  19. Mahaguru58

    Title Crazy Malaysian Politicians

    Doesn't surprise me at all. We have heard of how some of our politicians try to 'buy' themselves a title. The usual title they seek is a 'Datuk'ship. It's our Malaysian equivalent to the 'Sir' knighthood given out by your Queen. Over here in Malaysia, the most prolific title giving Malay States are the Sultanate of Pahang and the State of Melaka. So many of our singers are now 'Datuk's. Courtesy of an artiste friendly Sultan. Even the Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is now a Dato' courtesy of Melaka. So I guess this DAP politician wanted to be a self appointed Knight of the Wrong Table? :P

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Am I the first one to say.......

    ......that this is wong, so very wong. :-)

    Reminds me of the one about Elmer Fudd using the Shanghai Telephone Directory. Turns out he got a whole lot of Wong numbers.

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Troll

    Jeffery?

    Which is it, Jeffery or Jeffrey?

    My spell-checker shows Jeffery as a mistake but I don't think it includes Malaysian names, perhaps I should try NHunspell.

    @Mahaguru58 , British politicians often try to sell honours, I think a cultural exchange is in order.

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