PN livestream success fails to sway social media sentiment

PERIKATAN Nasional’s (PN) online video of its rally to garner support for former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was a success say the party leaders, but social media users are not turned on by the outcome.

Muhyiddin is facing charges of corruption, and the rally gained momentum on Saturday (March 11) night and has been shared and viewed by thousands of people.

Overall, PN leaders are urging Malaysians to support the ‘Gelombang Abah’ movement, which they claim will be bigger than the reformasi movement that backed PM Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when he was jailed.

However, social media comments show that many Malaysians are not sympathetic to Muhyiddin’s plight, with some suggesting that he should be held accountable for his actions.

The Pagoh MP has been charged with four counts of abuse of power and two counts of money laundering.

In support of Muhyiddin and in an attempt to show that the event is very popular, user @fairuz_azmi83 wrote on Twitter:

Replying to the senior medical lecturer, @HafiziHazis said:

The Twitter user is saying when Anwar came to Kelantan, the video campaign views were close to 30k, but he didn’t even win a seat in Kelantan. “I don’t want to brag about the views.. hahaha..,” is his advice to Fairuz.

Sarcasm is always the method used by some users.

Meanwhile, @imanfirdaus197 wrote:

The person is saying the 21,000 viewers of the support Muhyiddin video are not representative of the 71% of Malays who have supposedly voted against Anwar.

“Many PH supporters may have also joined in to watch and hear what Abahkaw (Muhyiddin) had to say. You are speaking of fewer facts,” the user wrote, in general.

Another user said last night, Anwar took part in a religious event and got 15,000 people to come see him. They were physically present.

@HafiziHazis added:

“Oh yes, last night PM made the ‘munajat program’, close to 15k came. It’s physical, not views. We can even collect 20k tahfiz boys for his program. It’s a shame, bro, to brag about fb views.” — March 12, 2023

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