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Politician Says Don’t Blame Politicians For Covid-19 Spike

Politician Says Don’t Blame Politicians For Covid-19 Spike

Kirat Kaur

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Bersatu Deputy President and Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu says that the public should not blame politicians for the recent spike in Covid-19 cases nationwide.

According to FMT, the politician urged the public to stay calm and reminded that the virus did not choose its victims and that anyone could be infected.

Whether it is the president of the United States or an ordinary citizen, anyone can get infected.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu via FMT.

His comments come shortly after ongoing uproar on social media with Malaysians conveying their anger at politicians who travelled between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah in September to campaign for the state elections on 26 September.

As Malaysia broke it’s record for new cases three times since the pandemic began in the first week of October alone, several hashtags have been trending online including #RakyatJagaRakyat , #PoliticiansPuncaVirus, #KlusterMenteri and #SiswaJagaSiswa among others.

Screenshot from Twitter

Currently, several ministers and high-level government officials are under 14-day home quarantine after being exposed to a Covid-19 positive patient at a 3 October National Security Council Covid-19 meeting in Putrajaya.

Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri was confirmed Covid-19 positive on 5 October. The minister had a travel history to Sabah and was not quarantined upon his return.

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