In another episode of politicians being tone-deaf.
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Malaysian Facebook users have criticised Seputeh MP Teresa Kok over a recent post on the social media platform where she seemed to imply that taking a Covid-19 test was a waste of her time.
Teresa’s Facebook post shared how health authorities had required her to take a Covid-19 test when she arrived in Sandakan a couple of days ago.
She explained that the test was required because in the mandatory health form she filled up to enter Sabah, she had ticked “yes” when asked if she was displaying any symptoms.
She then clarified that it was her assistant who had filled up the form for her at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport before their departure.
According to Teresa, the entire ordeal included her having to present herself at Sandakan Hospital and spending 45 minutes there to undergo the Covid-19 test which was negative.
She ended the post by pointing out that it was a “waste of time”
The post has almost 6k reactions and around 7k comments at the time of writing, most of which are negative.
One of the top comments pointed out that the mistake was Teresa’s assistant’s fault and that the health authorities were just doing their job.
Another commenter explained to Teresa that the test is not a waste of time, but an effort to protect the people of Sabah from Covid-19 transmission.
Interestingly, last month, Teresa was the person to reveal that Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Khairuddin Amaz Razali had travelled to Turkey and failed to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon returning to Malaysia.
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