Forget Pfizer's global resetting.
Its laughable but in Malaysia, SIRIM approved facemask can lead to the toppling of government.
It started of as a curiosity as to why the announcement made yesterday for a heavy-handed fine for both sellers and users of non-SIRIM approved facemask.
Sosmed conversation typically gets political and what the heck. At the rate it is heading, might as well claim it is a conspiracy to topple the goverment.
Initially, a distant and political friend alerted of the viralled orange poster announcing the measure with the remark, "Swine!".
This blogger didn't quite pick up. The writing on the poster was too small to be visible at one go. It should be good that the facemask sold in public meets certain quality standard.
He responded to say this will be a death nail to the "ruling party". Call for GE15 and just hand the government over to DAP.
So we searched on the subject of SIRIM facemask on Facebook.
Immediately noticed several familiar Facebookers defending the government in the usual standard and somewhat cliche manner of explaining the issue. Frankly, it did not answer and fulfill our curiosity.
Why now to implement such rules? Is there a conspiracy, perhaps by civil servants, against government or Prime Minister?
The first comment read on the issue is below:
Despite Alex's announced postphonement, perhaps this Tic Toc can explain the motivation behind the uproar.
Notice it is not GPS or PN but BN being blamed.
This anti-BN and anti-KJ Tic Tocker repeatedly pick on any petty issue. He is in his elements to seize on the opportunity.
Unless some politicians benefit from the policy, it a hit but no homerun or loaded bases.
It need a self interest angle to be real.
This dude found an angle to spin and blame PM.
Apparently Kak Fadh missed the Jovian's SIRIM approved facemask. Seriously, it is merely coincidental.
We were only reminded that many months ago and earlier Zahid's daughter launched her own high-end SIRIM approved facemask.
One cannot possibly accuse Zahid of profiteering from his position in government. He is not in government!
More so, the "pro-PPBM, pro-party election before general election, and no Bubar" faction in UMNO are Ministers and started their campaign to push him off.
Unless Khairy again do an unplanned offer to be President, their plan is to put up Ismail Sabri as UMNO President. RPK and some branch leader from Setiawangsa started picking on Mohamad Hasan.
Since they would not likely lend Zahid's daughter a hand in business, Zahid cannot be profiteering for his daughter from insider information on SIRIM requirement.
If Zahid is not, neither is Ismail albeit his son-in-law.
Government servant conspiracy?
There is always the possibility of government servants sabotaging the ruling party.
It happened on PH government for failing to administer, brutal in their enforcement and changing policies ridicuously at will to the detriment of the people, civil servants and country.
Unless there is a rampant penyamun by any Minister or group of Ministers or a character like Tony Pua and Lim Guan Eng, one need to put a finger to suspect of sabotage.
As far as Jovian and Norul, they may have done their market research and bank-in on the fact that ....
.... Covid-19 is here to stay.
Even endemic stage Singapore insisted on facemask at certain places.
Malaysia will merely follow suit and KJ will insist if WHO request. If the Pandemic treaty is signed, it could put him in deeper trust deficit.
The fear mongering continues and Malaysia continue to suffer unabately.
National leadership stuck with various political, administrative and personality constraints unable to disentangle the mess of PH and PN-led administration to steer country on a direction.
Might as well get new mandate from rakyat. But which will come first: Party mandate or people's mandate?
Vaccine and facemask mandate is still for sure.
* Updated: 9/4/2022 11:30 AM