Who ya gonna call?
The Parliament can be a scary place where scary things happen, like when the Anti-Fake News Bill
came to pass.
On Tuesday, however, an appearance of a 'ghost' had everyone talking.
Pictures showing a figure with long braided hair and a thick beard hanging around the Parliament are making its round on social media.
In one of the pictures, the figure was eerily seen sitting behind a minister while the swearing-in ceremony was taking place.
It didn't take long before netizens were convinced that it was a ghost, because why else would there be a man dressed up like a ghost in the Parliament, right?
While we love a good hantu
story, we would have to break your heart.
As it turns out, the 'ghost' that was seen in the viral photos was not actually a ghost.
The man was actually a friend of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waythamoorthy, news website Free Malaysia Today
P. Waythamoorthy told the portal that the man, whose name is Arunachalanandaji, was a Hindu scholar and a very close friend of his.
“He is my brother who has renounced his life for world peace and lives by a mountain in India in seclusion,” he was quoted as saying, adding that Arunachalanandaji was invited to the swearing in ceremony out of respect.
Now that we know the truth, it's time to move along, guys.