NEWLY minted Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli has chastised the new Perikatan Nasional (PN) Opposition bloc and its main partner the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) for playing irresponsible politics after their failed attempt to form the government.
He also believes they should stop exaggerating hateful sentiments and instead work together as a responsible opposition group.
Rafizi is the latest political figure to urge the opposition bloc to stop blame game and instead operate as a responsible bloc in the aftermath of the Nov 19 general election.
He is known for his direct responses to cybertroopers on social media networks, and netizens are impressed that even as minister, he is still working hard on the internet to respond to those who directly attack him.
However, this is not the first time he has complained about cybertroopers who send hate messages to him and the Pakatan Harapan on (PH) social media.
According to him, the cybertroopers are from the PN-PAS.
“They think that being the opposition only means playing up hate. They forget that the opposition needs to work on policy, monitor implementation and raise issues faced by the rakyat,” wrote Rafizi on his Facebook page.
He also urges the PH ministers not to become like the PN/PAS government who did not take care of the welfare of the people but of their own selfish interests.
On Twitter, he tweeted that he will be chastised and lose if he does not meet the expectations of those who voted for him.
He accuses the ‘PAS/PN gang’ of creating new social media accounts to act as cybertroopers and greets them with a ‘welcome’. But he advises them to be the opposition that serves as a check and balance, and not to be ‘torn’ or hurt because they failed to form the government.
However, he also said they are yet to stop exploiting ‘hateful sentiments’. — Dec 11, 2022