The campaigning period has commenced, and politicians from all parties are moving around the districts to woo the people’s support for their party. Unfortunately, it appears that money politics are still the mainstream in the country.
Recently, a video showing a Barisan Nasional (BN) officer handing out RM50 notes to members of the public had gone viral online.
In the video, the people can be seen taking the money after shaking and kissing the BN officer’s hands. Some even celebrated after receiving the RM50 note.
Meanwhile, a large crowd could be seen queuing up for the RM50 note.
However, it is unclear where or when the incident had taken place.
Duit punya pasal,melayu sanggup menyembah cium tngn dgn BN…— Dr. Bigger balls / Membalak 🪵 (@apanakdikato) November 3, 2022
Mana maruah melayu oiii?? pic.twitter.com/SXgXaJRkHd
Bribery or not?
The video has since captured the attention of Malaysians with many criticising the youths for giving in to bribery.
“Our youths do not have morality. Giving handouts like this has become a shameless culture here,” a netizen said.
“Bribery in public and on camera? They would probably call that ‘donation’ and get away with it because they are above the law,” another netizen said.
Macam budak budak dapat duit raya je. Salam cium tangan orang yang lebih berumur memberi. Biasa lah. Eleh, itu pun nak isu. Bukan dia sembah berhala pun. Ni mesti kes tak pernah sambut raya— Mediberon (@MediLiverrr) November 3, 2022
On the other hand, some netizens think there is no issue with this as accepting the money does not mean that they would vote for the political party.
“I will take the money and not vote them,” a netizen said.
“Those who take the money are not that stupid. They’re smart. Shake their hands, promote UMNO, take the RM50 then just vote for PH,” another netizen said.
Nonetheless, some netizens pointed out that RM50 is considered huge for young people these days as it could be used to eat, drink, fill petrol, buy cigarettes and more.
What do you think about this? Share your thoughts!