MELAKA – As Melaka’s state election approaches, political campaigners and candidates have been trying to win votes of the people.
However, it is not always as it seems as these campaigns may backfire. In a recent viral video, two MIC officers were given an earful as they conducted a house visit.
“You only come when it’s time to vote”
According to the clip on Twitter shared by Zulimran Nasution, two MIC personnel were house visiting and distributing brochures.
A man suddenly walked up to them and shouted at the MIC personnel in Tamil, asking them to leave.
The man was enraged and demanded to know why they only came during election season while turning a blind eye after they secured their votes.
He even questioned their their contributions to the Indian community after being in power.
“What have you done for the Indians? You only come during the election campaigning period!”
Though the MIC representatives maintained their composure and attempted to respond to the man’s question, it only angered him as he demanded them to leave.
It is believed that the two men were campaigning for their Malaysian Indian Parliament (MIC) candidate, VP Shanmugam, running for the N07 Gadek constituency.
WeirdKaya has reached out to the candidate for a statement on the video. We are yet to receive a response and will update this article accordingly.
Uncle speaking facts?
The video has been viewed over 200k times, with many netizens leaving their thoughts in the comment section.
One commented that the man has accurately expressed the frustration of the community.
Some also suggested making the uncle’s act as a new political norm in Malaysia.
Netizens agreed with the man, saying that candidates only show up for the votes.
However, a netizen thought that the man’s action was rude.
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Editor: Grace Choong