Kuala Lumpur: The German ambassador to Malaysia Holger Michael yesterday described a lawmaker's tweet praising Adolf Hitler after Germany crushed Brazil in the World Cup as "unacceptable".
Germany's players including (L-R) Germany's goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, Germany's defender Matthias Ginter, Germany's forward Thomas Mueller, Germany's defender Philipp Lahm, Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrate their team's victory at the end of the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Pic/AFP
Bung Mokhtar Radin, a 55-year-old MP with the ruling United Malays National Organisation led by Prime Minister Najib Razak, congratulated Germany with a tweet saying "Well done ... Bravo ... Long Live Hitler".
In a response to the politician's tweet, the German ambassador said in a statement: "We strongly reject the unacceptable allusion to the fascist regime of Adolf Hitler".
Germany romped home to a record breaking 7-1 victory over Brazil in the semi-final. Despite coming under criticism for his "Hitler" tweet, Bung Mokhtar defended his action, saying it was done for fun.