KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9, 2015:
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is of the opinion that the function of “keyboard warriors” was merely to give out information.
However, it had to be made certain that the information that they passed on did not end up creating trouble for the party.
“If the Prime Minister wants to increase the number of ‘keyboard warriors’ to gain the support of the rakyat, this shows that the number (of ‘keyboard warriors’) at present is not enough.”
Khairy said this when asked to comment on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s statement today that more “keyboard warriors” were needed to counter the slander and accusations being thrown around on social media of late.
The Youth and Sports Minister, who was attending the 9th Malaysian Students Leaders Summit at the Renaissance Hotel today, also questioned if “keyboard warriors” were actually delivering information or creating more problems.
Earlier, in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Najib noted how the new political battlefield was now on social media.
“There is a need on our side to correct the people’s perception of the government,” Najib said in his speech during the opening of the Pasir Gudang Umno division meeting.