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25 June 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News

KOTA KINABALU: The hashtag #KerajaanBangsat trended on Twitter today as netizens vented their fury over the Perikatan Nasional Government's failure in handling the Covid-19 crisis and slow-moving aid handouts.

As of 4pm today the hashtag which is sometimes accompanied by the #KerajaanGagal and #KerajaanBodoh hashtags has garnered over 6,000 tweets.

'Bangsat' is an Indonesian word that carries harsh meanings and is used to express anger.

Most of the tweets directed to Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz who recently made a statement that the government is still in the process of refining the current National Recovery Plan (NRP) assistance.

In one tweet, a user commented that it is not possible for Malaysia to see an increase in suicide cases if the government were to continue implementing the Movement Control Order (MCO) without providing any assistance.

“It has been four weeks since the implementation of Full MCO, yet the daily cases are still soaring high. It has also been months since the emergency was imposed, yet the government still could not control the situation.

“Enough is enough, #LangkahSheraton is a failure, Perikatan Nasional is a #KerajaanGagal, #KerajaanBodoh, #Kerajaan Bangsat."

Another user questioned the need for the government to do more research on the assistance where time is crucial as some who are heavily affected by the situation might choose to end their lives.

“We have been through a lot of MCOs, and this is the 24th day yet we are still in the MCO 3.0 Their (the ministers') salaries are humongous but their work is slow as a cow,” he stated.

A tweet by one of the user also regarded the claims by some ministers a blasphemy for saying that the MCO 3.0 has been effective. In reality, he said people are losing their jobs, and ousted from their houses.

In his tweet, he attached a screenshot of a tweet by Malaysiakini's official account that included a quote by Annuar Musa: “(People not being afraid) indicates we have successfully controlled this outbreak (to the point) that it is no longer being considered a pandemic by some people. That shows success."

“Today, 20 Covid-19 clusters related to workplaces infection have been reported, and still they (the government) still do not want to close all workplaces like the one previously done during MCO 1.0.

“Yet they claimed that the MCO 3.0 is a success. For your information since the first day that MCO 3.0 was implemented, it has been an utter failure!” said another tweet.


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