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[Watch] Red Carpet Treatment For Onn Hafiz’s First Day Of Work, Netizens Think It’s Unnecessary

[Watch] Red Carpet Treatment For Onn Hafiz’s First Day Of Work, Netizens Think It’s Unnecessary

The red carpet put out to welcome Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi has been seen as a feudalistic practice and akin to idol worshipping.

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Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi, 44, was sworn in as the 19th Johor Menteri Besar on 15 March 2022 but he’s already facing criticism on his first day of work.

READ MORE: Who Is Onn Hafiz, The Dark Horse Who Became 19th Johor MB?

A video on Twitter allegedly showed workers rolling out a red carpet to welcome Onn Ghazi on his first day of work. His working hour starts at 10am.

Netizens said the red carpet treatment showed a feudalistic mindset in the country and it was akin to idol worshipping.

They believe that an elected representative is meant to serve the people and the whole fanfare was unnecessary.

By prioritising a government servant like royalty, a netizen said it’s no wonder Malaysia has its priorities upside down.

Another netizen said elected representatives could request not to have the red carpet treatment.

Some of them pointed out former Transport Minister Anthony Loke who refused to have the red carpet rolled out for him and instructed his office against such protocols on his first day in office.

He also said time was wasted when civil servants were told to queue and welcome ministers or escort them during events.

This showed that elected representatives have the power to put a stop to these practices and it all comes down to their choices.

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