AFTER-parties among students locally or abroad for special occasions are not new.
However, a JPA scholar was unhappy about her peers inviting everyone to join in their after-party in the UK and the student is none other than the daughter of a PAS member and influencer.A TikTok video by the Malaysian student, Aisyah, expressing disapproval of a UK university’s Malaysian Society Club’s afterparty stirred controversy among netizens. Aisyah criticised the students for organising an event at a club involving alcoholic drinks, apparently pushing her to urge her peers to abstain from such parties. Unfortunately for her, this opened an entire can of worms. Netizens are upset at her comments, pointing out that Malaysia as a multiracial country, is open to parties and drinking.
On the other hand, more conservative users are stating that as an Asian country, we should hold on to conservative values.Twitter user @elfucir stated:
Aisyah has stirred up religious tensions among Malaysians in the UK. I demand a swift response from JPA! Malaysia is a multicultural nation, and tuak is an integral part of Sabah/Sarawak culture. pic.twitter.com/fLh19ftzpC
— /ˈluːsɪfə/ (@elfucir) November 23, 2023
Following that, some of her points made sense for others.
Twitter user @MohdAsriDungun stated:
This is so embarrassing.
As much as I understand the intention, I completely agree with Aisyah on this. Why would they conduct the after-party at a nightclub?
As someone who was the Deputy Director of Bersatu Games in NZ, I, for one, believe that we need to be inclusive in all…
— 🛵🍉🇵🇸 (@MohdAsriDungun) November 24, 2023
There are also plenty of others who felt the same way as this user. They feel like events organised by a committee should be inclusive of everyone. But there are several complaints regarding this point as well.Others feel her delivery method should have been done in a proper manner rather than blasting it out on TikTok.
Meanwhile, netizen @ari757 said: – Nov 25, 2023
I think everyone is entitled to their own opinions / objections. Im not gonna comment if shes in the right or wrong. But i wanna say she needs to use the proper channel kalau nak whistleblow. Tiktok is not the right avenue lah!! Write an official complain. Bukan TIKTOK.
— Ari Carrington (@ari757) November 24, 2023