In case you missed it, popular meme sharing platform MGAG recently uploaded a meme of DG Noor Hisham that was received poorly by the majority of Malaysians.
The meme depicts our Health General in a situation we’re all familiar with which is working from home, on our desks. The picture shows him wearing a face mask with a suit and tie but his bottom half is only covered with a pair of boxers and socks.
When Malaysians saw this post, they were outraged especially because Covid-19 cases are spiking and the DG is one of the faces at the frontlines, trying to keep things together.
For most netizens, the meme was disrespectful to someone who currently has a lot on his shoulders.
MGAG swiftly issued an apology, stating that they never intended to harm or disrespect DG Noor Hisham in any way. The post was meant to inject a bit of humour during these tumultuous times.
Read MGAG’s apology below:
With a heavy heart, I offer my sincerest apology for making fun of DG Hisham working from home without wearing…
Despite the apology, trouble continued to brew for MGAG, as now the police have opened an investigation towards the original uploader of the meme. According to Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department deputy director (Investigation/Legal) Deputy Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid,
“Investigations are underway and those involved will be called to give statements. The case is being investigated according to Section 509 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications Act 1998.”
Here’s what some netizens have to say…
While I agree MGAG’s humor is tasteless and unfunny, they shouldn’t be subjected to law enforcement.
Comedy, parody and satire are valued by the audience. The audience should be allowed to piss all over MGAG without involving the police and the courts. https://t.co/1uIiq7Loln
— Fazri🔞 (@tenoq) October 8, 2020