: Many Malaysians acknowledged that some leaders were now more concerned with the political drama and not focusing much on the people's issues and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This statement was based on a quick poll conducted by Astro AWANI on Saturday on every social media platform including Facebook, Twitter and Telegram.
Looking at the survey conducted on Astro AWANI's official Facebook page, a majority of about 93 per cent of 75,000 respondents agreed that political games were still the order of the day.
While Malaysia was being tested by the COVID-19 pandemic, most Malaysians recognised that the political leaders have spent a lot of time focusing on their own issues and not caring too much about people's predicament.
Here were some observations made by netizens through the comment section on Facebook:
Some think that leaders should work together to find ways to solve the COVID-19 crisis.
“Good leaders are leaders who work together to address the concerns of the people and the country, not a leader who never quit pursuing rank and power for his own sake," said an account user named Jeff Light Electric.
Wasoo Thivagaran, meanwhile, saw only a small number of the people’s representatives coming out to help the public during this difficult time while others were seen to be more involved in the political drama.
"We chose you to serve the ‘rakyat’ but you have all forgotten the people and are more focused on how to keep yourself safe," he added.
A similar trend was seen from Twitter users. Of the 9,733 votes cast, 91.6 per cent agreed that some people’s representatives did not focus on the issues of citizens now facing the test of COVID-19.
Likewise, respondents in the Telegram account were of the same opinion that the political drama was not the main thing that could be highlighted at this time because the country is shaken by a crisis, so the welfare of the people was of utmost importance.
This was especially evident when 89 per cent of the 3,400 respondents answered answered “yes” in the poll, which was a sign of agreement with the questions posed by Astro AWANI.
The Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 7,819 positive cases of COVID-19 after 57 new cases were reported as of noon on Sunday.
Another nine cases of COVID-19 were being treated in the Intensive Care Unit and of these, two cases required respiratory assistance.
The cumulative number of cases of those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from the ward, stood at 6,353 or 81.3 per cent of the total number of cases.