Yesterday, 25 July, PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli tweeted that he hopes his 16 interns under PKR's KEADILAN internship programme learn that they can make a difference by "sleeping less and working more hours"
Rafizi's tweet attracted many responses from netizens online.
Several argued that his statement not only encourages a "toxic work mentality," but also ignores health risks.
Some pointed out that employers should at least compensate interns if they are expected to work overtime
Meanwhile, several Twitter users who were in agreement with Rafizi's sentiments quickly came to his defence
Hours later, Rafizi took to Twitter again to clear the air on his controversial comment