According to Sinar Harian, body-shaming victim, Suharnizan Md Sidek is seeking more than a video apology from a local social media influencer, Eira Aziera, who ridiculed and embarrassed her on a live Facebook stream.
Suharnizan, who is also a commissioner of oaths and her lawyer Mohd Rasheed Hassan has given a 14-day notice of demand to the influencer, who’s real name is Noorazira Pissal to come out with a public apology and RM2 million compensation. Rasheed explained that the compensation was for the trauma that Eira has caused to the victim and her action of body shaming his client during the stream on 18 Aug.
Although the original video had been deleted, a shorter eight-minute version of the video can still be found circulating social media. In the clip, Eira was seen using many derogatory remarks like “babi kuning” which translates to “yellow pig” against Suharnizan while showing pictures of her and her children.
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The reason why Eira was furious to the point of body-shaming Suharnizan was simply because she left a comment questioning the weight-loss product that Eira was promoting in the stream. After the incident, Suharnizan claimed that she had suffered from depression, stress, mental disturbance and could not focus on her work as an oaths commissioner.
Last week, Eira posted up an apology video and Rasheed responded by saying, “We are aware of the apology video but it will not be able to cover the damage and trauma she had caused to my client. We are not satisfied with how she (Eira) conducted it, we want the script to come from us and we wanted her to promise to never do this again in the future.
“We wanted this case to be a lesson to other members of the public that you would not get away with anything that you said on social media, there are laws and regulations that you must follow,”, he urged.
He added that action can be taken under Section 233(1)(b) of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 for communicating with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person at any number or electronic address which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a jail term not exceeding one year or both.
“If she (Eira) fails to adhere to our notice of demand, we will take legal action against her,” he said adding that her client is willing to do an out-of-court settlement.