Insensitive of Chia to joke about tragic incident, says Comms Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil condemns the insensitive action of comedian Jocelyn Chia (pic) who belittled Malaysia and made fun of a tragic incident that had befallen the country.

He said local comedians such as Adflin Shauki and Harith Iskander have also criticised and condemned the individual involved for her actions during her performance.

Among other things, the comedian made an outrageous remarks about the MH370 tragedy, saying "some jokes don’t land” in reference to the missing flight.

"That is not good material because we (Malaysians) are still sad over the tragedy and to make fun of it is in bad taste.

"I, together with Foreign Minister (Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir), condemn the very insensitive act of the individual involved," he said in commenting on the issue at a press conference at the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2023 forum here, Thursday (June 8).

Dr Zambry, in a statement Wednesday (June 7) expressed regret and condemned the action of the comedian for making fun of the MH370 tragedy showing a lack of sensitivity and empathy towards Malaysians and the victims’ families.

Earlier, a video went viral on social media showing a female comedian from Singapore mocking Malaysia in a recent comedy show titled "Singapore vs Malaysia" held in New York, United States. - Bernama

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