Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was left scratching his head when a photo of him getting his COVID-19 booster shot was criticised online
In a photo published on Instagram yesterday, 4 January, the Muar member of parliament (MP) can be seen having his shirt buttons opened.
His white dress shirt is pulled to one side in order to get his right arm ready for injection.
Writing in the caption, Syed Saddiq said, "Booster dose! Thank you to the staff from the Ministry of Health (MOH) for working non-stop for us."
"After the jab, I will go to Johor for the flood (relief) mission."
In the post, he also mentioned that his party has established eight command centres for flood relief efforts and that it has helped over 5,000 families while raising over RM2.2 million in funding.
He added that the amount balloons to RM3.2 million if donated items are included.
A few hours after the photo was published, he was criticised for not wearing appropriate attire to the vaccination centre
"Look at his behaviour. Can't he wear an attire that is suitable to receive the third dose (of the vaccine)? This is someone who a handful of young people revere," read a post on Twitter.
Some netizens agreed with the post in the replies, but a handful of the comments defended the MP.
In response to the criticism, Syed Saddiq reprimanded those who attempted to find fault over his photo
"Wear white shirt also wrong?" said the former youth and sports minister.
"I just got back from an interview with the media to talk about flood (relief) missions."
"Seriously, don't you have anything better to do?"
His tweet posted last night has garnered over 6,800 likes.
It is learnt that Fly FM had an interview with him on Tuesday morning, which you can hear the segment here.