A reporter approached Pontian MP Datuk Ahmad Maslan to comment on the hike in fuel prices yesterday, 1 November
He is infamous after he made a comment on fuel prices about three years ago.
Back in 2013, Ahmad drew the ire of the rakyat when he said that the price of fuel in Malaysia was still low compared to its neighbouring countries. The RON 95 petrol and diesel were increased by 20 cents per litre at that time, bringing up the price to RM2.10 and RM2.00 respectively then.
Meanwhile, news of fuel hike has been all the rage for the past two days as both petrol and diesel pump prices went up by 15 sen per litre beginning yesterday, 1 November.
The reporter was anticipating an answer but the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry ignored the question and went around shaking hands instead
Netizens have been mocking Ahmad ever since, calling him a "coward" and "chicken" for keeping mum on the issue
Ahmad Maslan has often received flak in the last few years for his comments on issues such as fuel prices and GST
Last year, he was heavily criticised after he took to Twitter to share images of his GST-free fried rice.
"Once in a while, I prepare a meal for the family. Mixed fried rice with a GST-free recipe. Served as it is. After cooking, I have an UMNO programme," Ahmad said in a posting accompanying the picture on Twitter.
The post went viral and netizens ridiculed the minister for his repeated attempts to convince Malaysians about the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
They chided him for coming up with such "solution" and expected him, as the then Deputy Finance Minister, to come up with a better plan to tackle the burdensome effects of GST.
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