Women, family and community development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun has once again came under the limelight after she posted a controversial promotional video that allegedly degrades women in the country on TikTok.
The 40-second video first made its appearance on Rina’s TikTok account and it features actor Rosyam Nor, who was there to promote an event for the ministry.
However, he began by uttering disparaging remarks against the woman community, among others, saying that women tend to be late in all aspects.
Apa ni? 👀 pic.twitter.com/12Yu5OJSw4— POLITICO 🇲🇾 (@PoliticoMy) September 13, 2022
Apart from that, he also said he would ‘beat’ some sense into women’s heads who attended the programme so that they would wake up.
The video has since invited huge backlash from netizens, who call out the minister for the cheap publicity.
“You constantly embarrass women and demean our cause. You have done absolutely nothing for us since you took over the position you clearly do not deserve,” a netizen said.
“Why is she smiling like a little girl at the back in such a way. I’m having secondhand embarrassment watching this,” another netizen said.
Kementerian gila.— Suraya Aziz (@Suraya4Aziz) September 13, 2022
Mentaliti kelas ketiga.
Macamana la negara nak maju.
Ada kau nampak Kementerian di negara2 Eropah, UK, Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand buat kerja bodoh macam ni?
Meanwhile, the video also reached the former women, family and community development deputy minister Hannah Yeoh, who wrote on Facebook that the video tarnished the image of Malaysian women.
Yeoh pointed out that this was not the first time Rina resorted to cheap publicity that embarrassed the ministry.
“Even worse, Rina and officers of Yayasan Kebajikan Negara just stood by and smiled as insults were levelled at women,” Yeoh said.
She said that the script for the programme’s promotional video should not have been approved by the ministry that represents women in the first place.
“If Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is serious about Keluarga Malaysia, he should fire such a minister who belittles women,” she said.
“The ministry has been a joke for the past three years. It saddens me to see the personnel, agencies under the ministry as well as its target groups used like this.”
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