After his previous success in appearing in the mini series ‘Taruh’ inspired by the hit Netflix series ‘Squid Game’, former Education Minister Maszlee Malik is now part of the acting crew in the Malay TV series ‘Kudeta’.
However, his latest appearance did not win him any fans after a scene of him uttering a sexually suggestive script was leaked on Twitter, much to Malaysians’ disgust.
Made sexually provocative remarks
In the political thriller, Maszlee plays the role of antagonist Jamal Banna, a prime minister who’s currently serving his time in prison.
While engaged in a conversation with female character Mariam (played by Vanidah Imran), he tells her that he had 1000 ways to bury her alive, be it ‘gentle’ or ‘harsh’.
He then goes on to throw some sexually suggestive remarks her way, earning a slap (rightfully so) from Mariam.
Watch the clip below:
Tudia, teruk nau bekas Menteri Pendidikan carry dialogue macamni 🤦🏻— Amru 🇲🇾 (@amrufateh) January 28, 2023
Merosakkan nilai org agama dan org akademik 😓
Dia org yg berilmu pun sanggup ye berlakon mcmni 🤷🏻 pic.twitter.com/agz6iyKt2z
‘This is disgusting!’
Many Malaysians have since voiced their outrage and disbelief over the scene and lamented how low the bar had gone in the film industry.
Not long after, Maszlee addressed the criticism and apologised to the female community in a Facebook post.
He said that he was fully aware of the impact movies and television shows have on viewers in conveying a positive message and assured that he had no intentions to degrade anyone.
I personally admit my mistake for playing the role of an evil Prime Minister in prison who used inappropriate words that have disturbed people’s emotional and mental wellbeing.
The former education minister also thanked netizens for their feedback and vowed to ask TV stations to censor the said scene out of respect for other people’s beliefs.
Read his post here:
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