Newly-minted Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin responded to the issue almost immediately after his appointment was announced.
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So we all know that last July, our former Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that it was absolutely okay for the rakyat to take pictures or video recordings of their Covid-19 vaccination at national vaccination centres (PPV).
This, he said, allowed the public to have proof that their inoculations were performed correctly besides allowing people to keep a few memories along our journey to achieve herd immunity.
Go ahead and film yourself, take a video of your vaccination so that you have hard proof and we also have hard proof of you receiving a proper dose of the vaccineKhairy Jamaluddin via The Star.
But on 16 August, our then Prime Minister Tan Sri Mahiaddin Md Yassin effectively announced his entire Cabinet’s resignation from the government, including KJ.
So does this mean any order issued by the Minister is now null and void?
A video uploaded by Twitter user healer 🐼 recently caused confusion among netizens.
At 8-seconds long, the clip shows him recording a selfie of himself about to receive his vaccine at a PPV in Johor before being interrupted by a medical officer who told him that recordings were no longer allowed.
Despite the nurse on duty saying okay to the video, the officer who remained off-screen can be heard saying that recordings were no longer allowed because KJ had resigned, and the Health Ministry’s (KKM) new procedure wouldn’t allow it.
Punya la happening nurse tu layan siap bagi record . Datang sorang pegawai ni tutup camera alasan KJ dah letak jawatan . biadap 😌 nasib record memang saja nak bagi family je pic.twitter.com/jdUdiTi5HC— healer 🐼 (@winraffm) August 25, 2021
Obviously, this left many Malaysians questioning what was going on and whether it was true.
The audacity of that person to just come in and block the camera feeling that she is in her utmost superiority 🤷🏻♂️ KKM policy tak boleh rakam? Why? Anything suspicious to hide from? 👀 https://t.co/1ujAV8xs95— Jianheng1301 (@Jianheng1301) August 26, 2021
Furthermore, the official SOP released by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) also clearly indicated that the public was allowed to take pictures or videos of their vaccinations.
Today, not long after his appointment as Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin issued a short and sweet response to the viral tweet, saying “Assalamualaikum.”
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