Syed Saddiq: “Jatuh ditimpa Twitter” according to KJ

KOUSALYA SELVAM
KOUSALYA SELVAM
10 Nov 2023 07:06pm
 Khairy Jamaluddin and Shahril Hamdan on the Keluar Sekejap podcast
Khairy Jamaluddin and Shahril Hamdan on the Keluar Sekejap podcast
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SHAH ALAM – ‘Sudah jatuh ditimpa Twitter,’ was the new proverb former Sports and Youth minister Khairy Jamaluddin coined to describe the fate of Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman who was sentenced by the court yesterday.

The former health minister shames Penang state exco and PKR’s Pantai Jerejak assemblyman Fahmi Zainol over his 'kasi sebat' (cane him) post on Syed Saddiq’s conviction.

The remarks were made during Keluar Sekejap podcast together with former deputy Umno Youth chief Shahril Sufian Hamdan.

"Wakil rakyat (representative) who is also the Exco of the state government says 'kasi sebat'. "This shows that our politics has reached a worrying level," he said.

Khairy further expressed his utmost disappointment over social media users who celebrated another's difficult moments by commenting hurtful words.

"Throw in the key, rot in hell, rot in jail. Words like this are circulating.

"What have we become? What happened to our politics now?" he questioned while expressing his sadness over Syed Saddiq's conviction.

Echoing the same view, Shahril said it was not good ethics to be happy or celebrate someone's hard time, be it the people or politicians.

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"People are always in a standby mood in celebrating politicians they don't like going through difficult situations.

"This is not appropriate," he added.

Yesterday, Penang state exco and PKR’s Pantai Jerejak assemblyman Fahmi Zainol tweeted “kasi sebatt” (cane him) in response to Syed Saddiq sentence which comprised of seven years of jail, RM10 million fine and two strokes of whipping by the High Court today, after he was found guilty of four charges related to the misappropriation of Angkatan Bersatu Anak Muda (Armada) funds.

Fahmi’s tweet drew brickbats from the public, including Puchong MP Yeo Bee Yin.

“I expect better from an exco,” she said.

Fahmi’s post has since been removed.

Following the court’s decision, Syed Saddiq had vacated the presidency post for the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) party, which he helped set up and the position would be helmed by his deputy Amira Aisya Abd Aziz for the time being.

Syed Saddiq still retained his position as the Muar MP because he has applied for a stay of execution pending an appeal.