Cybertrooper DAP, the Red Bean Army
DAP Red Bean Army ALERT:
KUALA LUMPUR: Beware of the DAP-sponsored cyber troopers, known as the Red Bean Army, who are ready to wreak havoc in the cyberworld.
The core group was said to comprise of between 2,000 and 3,000 members who could easily reach 60,000 people by sending out postings via social networks.
The members were said to be employed full time with a salary of between RM3,000 and RM8,000 each and they have been told to launch attacks on pro-government websites and social networks, spreading lies about the government and prevent any effort to connect with the people via the net.
Media analysts said the group, which was formed between four to six years ago, were also directed to "kill off" pro-government comments in alternative media and disrupt programmes that lent credit to the government.
They said this "army" would manipulate information and widen their attack on the government.
One of their duties was also to create feelings of hatred towards the government.
"Remember sometime back when a KFC customer was abused by a staff? This case almost became a racial issue after it was picked up by pro-opposition portals that received thousands of comments," said an analyst.
"The news was also picked up by foreign wires that portray Malaysia as unsafe.
"The presence of thousands of cyber troopers should not be taken lightly as the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar started as a flood of information on the Net."
The analyst said DAP would go to the extent of threatening people to achieve its objectives.
Another analyst said artistes were also threatened for showing their support to Barisan Nasional. "Datuk Michelle Yeoh was threatened for openly supporting BN and there are also others in the same boat."
It was learnt that they operated from an office tower in Penang and a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.