Deputy Minister Slammed Over Stupid Heart Monitor Advice
Deputy national unity minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal was forced to edit his post on social media after being criticised by netizens.PETALING JAYA: Deputy national unity minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal has come under fire after he spoke on the need for elderly cyclists to wear heart monitors following the death of Malaysian football legend Serbegeth “Shebby” Singh.
Shebby, who was cremated this evening, died of a heart attack while cycling in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, on Wednesday. He was 61.
“Shebby Singh’s death is a shock. For the many veterans who cycle uphill along Genting Sempah, Peras, Fraser’s Hill and Mayor Hill (in Bukit Tunku), wear a heart monitor,” he said in an Instagram post, adding that there was no chest strap on Shebby when he collapsed.
The Bersatu Youth chief’s post drew a sharp rebuke from social media users, with one Twitter user, @nizambakeri describing it as “stupid”.
“Could have chosen a better time to raise awareness. It hasn’t been a week since he passed,” said @IzzatiTaufek.
After being ticked off, Wan Fayhsal edited his post and apologised for the paragraph deemed offensive.
“I meant no disrespect to our legend. I just wanted to raise awareness for our elderly as this is a critical issue that does not get enough attention. I have edited (the post). Thank you.”
However, @nizambakeri said that the “damage had been done”. - FMT
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