Deputy Women and Family Development Minister Siti Zailah has socially distanced herself after being set upon by the Peace & Love mob over her tweet on the novel coronavirus deemed by them as politically incorrect, insensitive or whatever.
Siti Zailah‘s Twitter account is no longer on the grid. The PAS leader would doubtless have been told by haters that if she cannot take the heat, she should stay out of the kitchen.
BELOW: Screencap of @sitizailah’s tweet that sparked the self-righteous mob frenzy
Directing the Twitterati to Siti Zailah’s social media is her predecessor on the job, former Deputy Women Minister Hannah Yeoh — see news report last Thursday in The Mole headlined ‘Hannah Yeoh causes a stir over appointment of successor from PAS’.
Both these female politicians have a history of public rivalry with each other.
It’s no coincidence that one belongs to the Islamist party and the other to an evangelist party.
The bullies who are intolerant of any diversity in opinion, and always ready to sic a buffalo stampede over those who dare to stray from the groupthink diktats usually belong to one particular political tribe — you know which.
Herd mentality is strong in the DAP. Hannah Yeoh for example has almost 280,000 followers on Twitter.
Some of the conversation threads initiated by DAP thought leaders, including its evangelical ideologues, contain the bitchiest comments against an individual with a target placed on his – or in this case, her – back.
Hannah Yeoh has a reputation online that long preceded her 2018 elevation to federal ministership (deputy).
She is for example notorious for blocking a wide array of her critics on Twitter.
A decade ago back in 2010, Jessica Lai – who was then the Wanita MCA youth wing national treasurer – had already complained that Hannah Yeoh was a “DAP SuperCyber Bully” (screencapped below).
A leopard evidently cannot change its spots.