Thursday, April 02, 2020

Ministry of Health's funny bone

MM Online:

Snap! Health Ministry’s tweet appears to take dig at ‘Doraemon’ debacle

The Health Ministry appeared to take a dig at the Women’s Development Department in a tweet on what parents of young children can do to alleviate the boredom that comes with being cooped up indoors all day

Picture by Farhan Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — With the country well into its third week of a movement control order (MCO) to stem the rate of Covid-19 infections, the Health Ministry has regularly shared wellbeing tips — both mental and physical — via its various social media channels.

Today’s tip posted on Twitter revolves around what parents of young children can do to alleviate the boredom that comes with being cooped up indoors all day.

Suggested activities include animal charades, the jump rope game ‘Helicopter’ and cup stacking.

However, it is the accompanying caption that has raised a few eyebrows.

“Suitable home activities to prevent boredom among small children or their parents. Perhaps you can try mimicking ‘Doraemon’s voice’ to keep young ones entertained,” it read.

Aktiviti sesuai bersama anak-anak kecil di rumah untuk mengelak mereka atau ibu bapa kebosanan.
Mungkin boleh buat 'suara Doraemon' untuk hiburkan anak-anak kecil.— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) April 2, 2020

This appeared to be a reference to a poster released by the Women’s Development Department on social media earlier this week.

Abang sayang, Abang sayang kikiki 

It offered suggestions on how wives can educate their spouse on doing household chores, to presumably avoid quarrelling, among which was the advice that they adopt a “Doraemon-like” tone when speaking and giggle coyly as opposed to “nagging”.

Although the post had only been up for 30 minutes at the time of writing, it didn’t take long for social media users to respond.

“Wow can feel the sarcasm,” user @merryrjay tweeted in reply.

Another user @stnazf_ responded, “Pandai melawak eh admin (Good at making jokes eh admin).”

1 comment:

  1. Really folks, The Good Doctors in MOH are now in control, they are all powerful. They will decide how long MCO will last, not any politician, not any economist, heck not even the Agong.

    All Bow To The Virus....except science and medicine (the western kind).

    And even if Saudi King allows this year's Haj to proceed (and they would be stupid to do so), our MOH will decide if Malaysian pilgrims can go. We certainly don't want to bring home a tsunami of tablighs.

    So let's all obey the MOH, as long as it's not Menteri Air Suam...