KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.
Bung Moktar Radin drew a flurry of criticism on social media with his tweet: "Well done . Bravo . Long live Hitler ." after Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday.
Najib on Thursday called the remarks "unacceptable and wrong."
Najib said in a statement that the lawmaker "does not speak for Malaysia, or for ordinary Malaysians who understand Europe's tragic past, and respect its modern unity."
Bung Mokhtar said earlier he was commending the German team for "fighting like" Hitler and immediately issued an apology.