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PM Attends Crowded Event In Johor And Netizens Are Fuming

PM Attends Crowded Event In Johor And Netizens Are Fuming

Some questioned the wisdom of holding such an event when cases are skyrocketing.

Hakim Hassan

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Several Ministers, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob were criticised for attending an event in Johor after videos of the ceremony went viral online.

According to a tweet by Malaysia Gazette, the Prime Minister was in Iskandar Puteri at the Malaysian Entrepreneur and Family Cooperative Program.

Also present during the event were the Menteri Besar of Johor, Datuk Seri Hasni Mohammad, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) Minister Tan Seri Noh Omar, and Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Based on a Facebook post by MEDAC, the event happened on 18 February at the MBIP Multipurpose Hall.

The event happened a few days after several politicians attended a different ceremony and were slapped with fines from the Health Ministry for SOP breaches.

READ MORE: Politicians, Key Figures Slapped With Compounds For Breaching SOP In Johor

Netizens not happy with big crowds

Malaysians who saw the video were not particularly happy seeing the Prime Minister mingling in a crowd of people, especially during a time when Covid-19 cases have exceeded 20,000.

KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital Consultant Pediatrician Datuk Dr. Musa Mohd Nordin criticised the event, citing Sabah as an example.

Honorary Research Associate with the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia (UoNARI-M) Dr Bridget Welsh also criticised the government for not setting a good example, saying that events like these enable the spread of Omicron.

Meanwhile, one netizen mentioned that such an event was possible when cases are in the tens of thousands because Ministers were in attendance.


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