Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has on Thursday (9 December) officiate the “100-Day Malaysian Family Aspirations” to celebrate the 100th day since he and his Cabinet took over the office.
The event was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, or KLCC for 4 days starting 9 December and will end on 12 December and it features more than 30 exhibitions from various ministries and agencies as well as education and career carnivals.
In addition, there will be a range of activities such as e-Sports tournaments, performances from local celebrities like Anuar Zain, Jaclyn Victor, Dayang Nurfaizah and others, as well as, a lucky draw that promises winners lucrative prizes.
However, Malaysians were not impressed by the event and most had shared their concerns about the mass public gathering on social media.
There were a number of images and videos shared by members of the public and even the government’s own social media channels and large crowds can be seen attending the indoor event with little to no social distancing being practised.
Some also pointed out that the massive crowds at the event organised by the Education Ministry had dubbed it as a potential “superspreader.”
“Dear @KKMPutrajaya @Khairykj. This frightening event makes all the prevention messages & work of the past 2 years of no avail. As though we have learnt nothing. A Delta & Omicron super spreader event.” a netizen commented.
“Govt really doesn’t gaf about Covid or Omicron. This 100 Hari Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia event is utterly irresponsible and makes a mockery of the blood, sweat, and tears shed by frontliners in trying to keep Malaysians safe. These pix posted on KDN’s fb page, siap watermark.” another netizen said.
Having said that, Malaysia has on last week detected its first Omicron case in a student who had traveled from South Africa and transited through Singapore.
After receiving an overwhelming response, the government has asked attendees to register themselves with the form here before arriving at the event.
Nonetheless, the event appears to go against the government’s chant to promote social distancing and the SOPs, as well as putting limits on gatherings.
Some said it’s just another double standard policy practice by the government as usual.
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