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Malaysians Call Out ‘Double Standards’ As Big Government Event Takes Place This Weekend

Malaysians Call Out ‘Double Standards’ As Big Government Event Takes Place This Weekend

The event features exhibitions from ministries, carnivals, concerts, lucky draws and more.

Akmal Hakim

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Malaysians are yet again concerned about the government’s alleged double standards with pandemic SOP as crowds flock to KLCC in attendance of the 100-Day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family Aspirations) event that’s taking place from 9 to 12 December.

From 9 am till 10 pm, the event held inside KLCC’s convention centre is said to be officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and feature more than 30 exhibitions from various ministries and agencies as well as education and career carnivals.

The event will also include a range of activities such as e-Sports tournaments, performances from local celebrities like Anuar Zain, Jaclyn Victor, Dayang Nurfaizah and others, as well as, a lucky draw that promises winners lucrative prizes.

(Credit: via mStar)

Despite the festivities, Malaysians are sharing their concerns about the mass public gathering online.

Images and videos shared by members of the public and even the government’s own social media channels observed large crowds attending the indoor event with little to no physical distancing present.

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Some netizens called the government irresponsible for hosting such an event as the country still grapples with the Covid-19 crisis.

While others were also a little annoyed and find the government’s insistent SMS blasts, sent to their phones, inviting the public to attend the event, somewhat ironic.

The same unnecessary SMS blast issue was previously brought up by Ledang MP Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh in the Dewan Rakyat.

Meanwhile, Batu Gajah MP V Sivakumar called out the government’s double standards to ban the Kavadi procession for Thaipusam, besides the Chingay festivals in conjunction with the Chinese New Year that’s coming in early 2022.

Read More: No Thaipusam & Chingay Celebrations In 2022, Says Govt

He was quoted by Malaysiakini as saying that it was inappropriate to cancel the festivities when the government was hosting a large public gathering themselves.

Online, he said that this weird SOP decision was dimming the festive light of the upcoming Thaipusam celebration.


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