When it comes to politics, conversations can get pretty heated quickly. However, to ease tensions, some netizens have found humour in the tumultuous political climate today.
When the MCO first started, Malaysians were so used to seeing the daily announcements from Senior Minister of Security Ismail Sabri that they started to brew ideas on how to make him an endearing meme. From there, the whole kuih batik shirts meme was born.
With the recent spikes of Covid-19 cases, it seems like we’ll be seeing more of Ismail Sabri in the days to come. That means, more memes will be brought to fruition since Facebook netizens are extremely creative and evidently, have a lot of free time.
It didn’t take Facebook users very long to start a new trend because in the most recent live announcement by Sabri, commenters started “bidding” for items found on the shelves which served as the background for the minister’s speech.
Amongst the trinkets are a helmet, keris, plastic container, and other interesting items. The way these shelf decorations were being claimed was through “locking”, where commenters would “lock” on a specific item they wanted in the comment section. One commenter even wanted a cat’s pawprint and tbh, I’d like to be friends with that person.
Check it out…
Adehh dibantainya buat mcm live bundle semua pakat dk lock 😂😂😂 rakyat m’sia jarang tak kelakar
Once Sabri found out about his viewers’ hilarious antics, he uploaded a post to thank everyone for staying humorous and to remind everyone to stay safe during the pandemic. He included several pointers such as to always wash your hands, wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
Pak Long terbaca juga komen-komen kalian selepas sidang media perkembangan COVID-19 (Non-Health) tadi.
Ramai juga ya…
It’s nice to see that even with a global pandemic at hand, Malaysians still have space in our hearts for humour and a bit of online shopping.