A journalist from “The Vibes”, Emmanuel had recently took it to Twitter to share that he was being blocked by the Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Azmin Ali on Twitter.
Earlier on, the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak commented Azmin for being “not steady” as he was reported to restrict comments on his social media postings.
Emmanuel first found this out when he visited Azmin’s Twitter page and he notice the error message on his screen that says “You are blocked from following @AzminAli and viewing @AzminAli’s Tweets.”
He finds this absurd and he took it to Twitter, sharing his thoughts on the new norm in social media. He wrote “International Trade and Industry Minister Azmin Ali has blocked me, a journalist, on Twitter. What is this @MITIMalaysia?”
“Censoring the press on social media the new norm? I’m like the most harmless guy around, man.” he added.
International Trade and Industry Minister Azmin Ali has blocked me, a journalist, on Twitter. What is this @MITIMalaysia? Censoring the press on social media the new norm? I’m like the most harmless guy around, man. pic.twitter.com/50Q2lXHlj9— emmanuelsamarathisa (@esshimself) July 7, 2021
Nonetheless, Azmin Ali was reported to restrict comments from Najib’s social media accounts after he claimed that Azmin was “not steady”. In addition, Najib also criticize the Government for not reconvening the parliament and his polices were not being debated too.
Najib also commented “You are using the people’s money to pay your salary, but these are also the people you want to avoid.”
On the other hand, netizens joked that Emmanuel was given the “Badge of Honour”, while there were those who Azmin was just being selective on the quality of his follower and comments.
Some netizens said that they were being block by Azmin too, even though they had nothing to do with him, nor they had commented on his Tweets.
Badge of honour I suppose? MITI blocked me BTW for asking about @MARiiMalaysia one time too many I suppose (appointment of deregistered doctor / covid testing kits). Today Azmin, tomorrow MITI @esshimself … go for it!— 🏴🏴Nick🏴🏴🍥 (@Nicholas_Gomez) July 7, 2021
“Malaysia has become more selective in its investment agenda, aiming to attract quality investments that are projected…” as the explained, he is just more selective on quality follower and comments…— Siang Boon (@siangboon) July 7, 2021
paling kanan is atas kelas we are not deserved to ask or comment…
I also got blocked by him months back and I really don’t know why till now.— Jérémio Silêncio (@loosa_da_nee) July 7, 2021
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