Hitler praised after Germany's semifinal win

Last updated 08:56 10/07/2014
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TWITTER UPROAR: Malaysia member of parliament Bung Mokhtar said Germany's football team played like Hitler fought.

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A Malaysian member of parliament is refusing to apologise after posting online praise for Adolf Hitler following Germany's World Cup semifinal demolition of Brazil.

"Well Done..Bravo...Long Live Hitler..." Bung Mokhtar Radin wrote on Twitter after Germany's stunning 7-1 victory yesterday.

The tweet went viral with Bung copping a roasting on social media for being "insensitive" and "brainless".

The German ambassador to Malaysia, Holger Michael, joined the chorus, telling TIME: "We strongly reject the distasteful and unacceptable allusion to the fascist regime of Adolf Hitler."

But Bung has refused to apologise.

"I don't know what's wrong with people sometimes. Hitler is part of history and the German team fought like how he did," he told the Star newspaper, adding his tweet was for fun and that people "should get a sense of humour".

Bung has a history of hiccups on social media and was unmoved by anguish shown at his tweet.

"I think people nowadays should transform their mentality. Whatever I tweet people hit me. They are not hitting me because of Hitler, but because I am Bung Mokhtar," he claimed.

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