Deputy Minister creates uproar over comment on Twitter

Picture from Free Malaysia Today

By John Isaac

A DEPUTY Minister has closed her Twitter account after she sparked an uproar over a tweet she made regarding the Covid-19 virus.

According to reports in Free Malaysia Today, Deputy Women and Family Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff said:

“The likelihood of dying from the Coronavirus is only 1%, while the possibility of dying at any moment is 100%.Let’s renew our faith and fear God, truly death is real and it comes unexpectedly.”

This comes just days after the deputy minister said in an interview with Sinar Harian that flight attendants should wear syariah-compliant uniforms.

Her comments drew the ire of the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia, which questioned her priorities in bringing up the question at a time when airline staff face possible job cuts in addition to the Covid-19 outbreak.