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Rina Harun Bullied Online: Offensive Edits Made To The Women’s Minister’s Wikipedia Page

Rina Harun Bullied Online: Offensive Edits Made To The Women’s Minister’s Wikipedia Page

Her recent photoshoot with a water jet during the floods has seen major backlash.

Anne Dorall

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Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun has come under fire for what some see as her lackluster performance thus far, specially during the recent floods.

As a result, netizens have gone one step further to show their displeasure online, changing her Wikipedia page to contain insults.

Her name on Wikipedia was changed continuously over the past few days, ranging from explicit slurs to references to her “love” for water jets.

This refers to when she came under fire for using a water jet to wash an already clean corridor at a flood relief center while surrounded by photographers.

Netizens criticised the act as she was not actually providing real aid to flood victims, and instead merely posed for photographs.

“This is cyberbullying”

However, when Rina Harun’s name on Wikipedia was changed to include insults, many more netizens came forward to call out such behaviour as cyberbullying.

Despite the people’s anger towards her performance as a minister, Malaysians are also putting their foot down on blatant cyberbullying of a public figure.

“This is not our style…. We are better than this. We are way above this [behaviour],” writes one netizen.

As of the time of writing, Rina Harun’s Wikipedia page has reverted to normal.


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