The Covid-19 vaccine badge was being introduced by the Health Minister Dato’ Sri Dr Adham Baba back in March for those who are fully vaccinated.
The joint press conference was with the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan happened on 17 March.
“The badge, which has the bearer’s personal details such as their name and MyKad, certifies that he or she is vaccinated.”
“It has a security code, so it can’t be duplicated and would be distributed by the millions for future use,” Adham Baba said, as reported by NST.
In addition, the vaccine certificate will also be released on the MySejahtera app.
In the press conference, Adham Baba can be seen promoting the vaccine badge with a sample of how it would look like with one side containing a QR code for authentication.
Despite few months after the announcement, a netizen recently found it hilarious after he tried and scanned the QR code from the sample vaccine badge.
What the netizen found was that the QR code in the vaccine badge actually leads to an unrelated source, which is to the SoundCloud of a former teacher in England known as the ICT Evangelist.
The netizen then encouraged everyone to give it a try and verify his findings too.
As a result, Malaysians are now spamming in the comment section of the ICT Evangelist’s SoundCloud.
The SoundCloud clip had been uploaded since 2012 and this 9 year old clip had no comments in the comment section prior to Malaysians finding it.
Nonetheless, netizens are questioning why had Adham Baba used a random QR code for the badge announcement. Additionally, netizens highlighted that the Ministry could have simply created a dummy QR code that could have been linked to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for anyone who tried scanning for further instructions.
Others were less explanatory and more critical of the government.
Meanwhile, netizens find this hilarious and couldn’t help but laugh. They even pointed out that why would they need to copy a random QR code from the Internet when they can simply generate one.
Missed opportunity untuk letak QR code yang redirect ke Rickrolling. That would have been hilarious.— Aizat H (@aizatbh) July 23, 2021
They are so lazy to even create one dummy QR code and rather choose to copy and paste from some random QR code image available from the internet.— LAI KH (@LaiKH5) July 23, 2021
tested and proven to be true.. hahahaha mcm celaka.— S•G 🇲🇾🏴 (@ShazGhaF) July 23, 2021
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Wait. Let’s check out that QR code lol— Kenn (@kennleandre) July 23, 2021
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