The usual hypocrites want Malaysia’s Health Ministry to “remain neutral and apolitical”. But SNEAKY being their typical nature, the relentless bashing of Perikatan’s Health Minister – beginning even from his first week (more accurately 10th day) in office – has itself been politically driven.
If they really wanted the ministry to be neutral, then their response to the ministry’s performance should have started on a reciprocal neutral footing. But no. Their crucification of the minister Adham Baba has been predicated first and foremost on his being an Umno man because the reaction to his “drink warm water” advice was, frankly, an overkill.
The treatment by BN voters of Dr Adham’s predecessor Dzulkefly Ahmad PhD was an example of apolitical restraint. The treatment by Harapan people of Dr Adham, on the contrary, is the ongoing exemplar of the opposition’s cancel culture. Kalau buat pasti tak betul, kalau tak buat salah juga — the demented No Hopers just refuse to give Dr Adham a single good day.
This is ironic because our Health Ministry, especially now during a pandemic, should indeed be cut some slack and not deliberately dragged by the despicable Harapan power play.
A politically tinged entry was reportedly uploaded on the ministry’s Facebook page last night but only visible briefly before it was taken down following complaints.
Above is a screen capture of the post.
The Health Ministry Facebook reproduces a show of support from ‘Friends of Adham Baba’ and its FB administrators are accused of being biased (not neutral) and injecting politics into the equation.
Perikatan ministry social media, especially is Women’s Ministry, are heckled incessantly by the Harapan mob.
Opponents of the government want to be able to attack the administration with no holds barred. But when the ministers’ social media crew defend their bosses, they’re disingenuously pressed to “remain neutral and apolitical”.
What the Harapan keyboard warriors expect is absolute freedom to sucker punch the cabinet members and hit them below the belt. At the same time though, they try to prevent any pushback by tying behind the back the hands of Muhyiddin’s men … and women like Rina Harun and Siti Zailah.
Not only do the Harapan avatars come to a boxing match armed with knuckledusters, they rig the game by demanding that their political rivals first be bound and gagged when inside the ring.