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Sarcastic comment on M’sia plastic straw ban has netizens tweeting away in snide

Sarcastic comment on M’sia plastic straw ban has netizens tweeting away in snide

Akmal Hakim

A sarcastic rant about Malaysia’s recent ban on the use of plastic straws is currently the grist for the gossip mill on social media.

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Taking to Twitter to voice out his thoughts, user Loius Liaw tweets on the supposed hypocrisy of the nation’s move in addressing issues regarding pollution and single-use plastic products.

The tweet which was posted on July 11 pokes fun at Malaysia’s dream of a ‘zero waste’ nation and the humour behind the prohibition on single-use plastic straws.

In his tweet, Louis joked on the irony of the straw-pocalypse when most consumer food items are readily available and packed in similar plastic-made containers.

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Louis Liaw explains that although the move was a great step towards the end goal of saving the environment, there’s still a long way to go til this dream of ours can fully be realised.

This sentiment was seemingly shared by a majority of Malaysian’s who apparently agreed on the notion of this plastic paradox.

Others, however, were more accepting of the idea, saying that the ban on plastic straws was a reasonable step towards minimising plastic pollutants and moving towards a cleaner Malaysia.

While others see the straw prohibition as nothing more than a marketing scheme, pitting the blame on corporations and stating that it is the companies who are upmost responsible in addressing the global plastic problem.

The ban on plastic straws has officially been in effect in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, and Labuan since early this year with the aim of educating the public on the long term impact of plastic pollution, particularly straws on the environment.

Although the straw-ban might seem like nothing more than just another half-baked means at addressing the global pollution crisis.

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As the global community shifts its mindset toward being more aware and conscious about the planet, any method in trying to resolve our common problems can be seen as the right step at making a change for the better.


But, hippie speeches aside… Tell us your thoughts on the matter.

Is the plastic straw ban a good move towards a better, cleaner Earth?

Or is it nothing more than just a feeble-minded step at avoiding an even larger problem?

Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter page.

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