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.
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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.
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.
Govt really doesn’t gaf about Covid or Omicron.— Boo Su-Lyn (@boosulyn) December 9, 2021
This 100 Hari Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia event is utterly irresponsible and makes a mockery of the blood, sweat, and tears shed by frontliners in trying to keep Malaysians safe.
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The images of the govt event tht is currently ongoing at the KL Convention Centre makes me sick & sad. 100s of people there.— Azrul Mohd Khalib (@azrulmohdkhalib) December 9, 2021
3Cs & 3Ws appear to be no one’s concern incl the authorities.#COVID19 is not over. Breakthru cases are ongoing. Delta & Omicron continue to spread pic.twitter.com/bLClfNZaPK
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.
Ironically just got this SMS today🤷🏻♀️@KKMPutrajaya @Khairykj #Omicron #COVID19— Zaimah 🏴 (@Zaimah) December 8, 2021
RM0 KKMM: Jom ramai-ramai memeriahkan Program 100 Hari Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia di KLCC, 9 hingga 12 Dis 2021 dengan pelbagai aktiviti menarik
Petition for the government to stop pushing their 100 hari aspirasi keluarga Malaysia nonsense up our asses. We don’t want it. pic.twitter.com/iuw4OuC77B— Farah Sam (@yesfarahyes) December 6, 2021
The same unnecessary SMS blast issue was previously brought up by Ledang MP Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh in the Dewan Rakyat.
Menteri kena jelaskan https://t.co/6lh5Hx20bg— Syed Ibrahim 🇲🇾 (@_SyedIbrahim_) December 8, 2021
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.
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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.
SOP pelik, padam sinar Thaipusam 2022 – https://t.co/zDQkagCoTA— V.Sivakumar (@Sivatronoh) December 8, 2021
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