As the 15th General Election (GE15) is approaching, political parties are trying their best to claim credit for some things they have done and more importantly, for something they did not too.
Recently, there had been a water shortage in Taman Molek and Bandar Seri Alam, Masai, Johor and this water disruption had brought inconvenience to about 50 neighbourhoods there for about three to four days.
However, no water tanks were sent to the neighbourhood despite the water disruption. This then prompted the residents to call out the authorities to resolve the water issue as soon as possible.
After having to wait for several days, on Sunday (30 October), water tanks were finally sent to the neighbourhood.
Immediately after the incident, some Barisan Nasional (BN) supports took it online to praise the party for their ‘swift’ action in addressing the people’s calls.
One of them wrote on Twitter, “This is the service and devotion by the BN candidate in Pasir Gudang. Despite the rain, freshwater was delivered to the doorstep. Those from PH and PN can’t be seen! So don’t hesitate to reject PH and PN in GE15!”
Beginilah khidmat dan bakti yang diberikan oleh jentera2 BN di Pasir Gudang.Walsupun hujan namun agihan air bersih tetap diteruskan.Jentera parti lain PH dan PN langsung tak nampak! Jadi jangan teragak2 untuk tolak PH dan PN dlm PRU15 ! pic.twitter.com/YDNQ0ZYZe2— EmKay (@mohdkhatim) October 30, 2022
In the comment section, netizens criticised the BN supporter for claiming credit for the political party and point out that the water tanks would not have come if the Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ) were not involved.
On the afternoon of 30 October, the Johor Crown Prince responded to a netizen’s request for him to look into the water issue on Twitter. He also promised that he would investigate the matter and solve it as soon as possible.
About 30 minutes later, TMJ updated the netizen that the water disruption was due to a burst pipe and he has since informed Ranhill SAJ, an integrated water supply company of the incident and requested them to solve and monitor the issue.
At 7 pm on the same day, the Johor Crown Prince said the issue has been resolved and the situation is now under control.
Ini punca masalah tersebut. Saya telah berhubung dengan pihak SAJ dan suruh bertindak dengan segera dan monitor situasi tersebut. Salam. pic.twitter.com/55AOp68M4q— HRH Crown Prince of Johor (@HRHJohorII) October 30, 2022
What netizens think?
Naturally, the tweet from the BN supporter did not go well among the netizens, with many slamming them for only claiming credit for the work done. In addition, some said this is merely what the state government should do in the very first place.
One netizen even said that the authorities did nothing for the past three days until the residents lodged a complain to the Johor Crown Prince.
“Don’t need to show off with that! Help only arrive after three days and even that was after TMJ received our complaints!” a netizen said.
“Isn’t that the responsibility of the state’s water supply company. Sixty years have past and we still need to wait for the YB’s instruction before the company takes action?” another netizen asked.
Alahhh itu pn lps dh kne gegar dek istana bru nk buat kerja.. ada hati nk amik credit.. pigidahhh— seorang mommy (@Audauwiyah) October 30, 2022
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