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He was just about to start work on the morning of July 29 when he received a Facebook message that shocked him. "Eh, a******, u got problem is it?"
It was from a stranger and it left him confused, claimed Mr Kelvin Yip, 30, a driving instructor.
"At first I thought he got the wrong person, but the stranger then sent me a screen grab of a racist comment made by a person who had the same name as me," he said.
While a check on Facebook revealed at least 50 other people sharing the same name, Mr Yip, a Singaporean, said he was targeted only after Malaysian netizens posted a picture of him and his girlfriend online, alleging he was the culprit.
Mr Yip has since made a police report.
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