Posted by one known as 'Dato Seri Samy Vellu', the message was an instant hit among Twitter users, gaining over 1,500 followers overnight.
In his Twitter message posted under the account @DsamyVellu yesterday, āDato Seri Samy Velluā said āwife complaints I never do any work so I promised to cook dinner. She was surprised when I cooked capati and kept my promise. Janji Dicapati.ā
The rib-tickling message received a huge response and āDato Seri Samy Velluā received over 1,500 followers overnight.
Two hours after the tweet message was posted, fellow Twitter netizen Michael Xavier Voon said, āHey @DsamyVellu, loved your capati comment…looking forward to more and right on to stage with MACC (Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians).
An hour later, one who goes by the name Candysabella Edward said āwhoever is behind @DsamyVellu, even if he himself tweeting, salute. Keep on giving crack and u’ll get your menteri job back, perhaps. Hahaha.ā
The overwhelming response from his āJanji Dicapatiā message even surprised āDato Seri Samy Velluā when he responded today by saying, āaiyo! 1,500 + followers dalam satu hari? All because I cooked capati for my wife. Free capati for all of you! (Bila saya jadi balik menteri).
The message is seen as poking fun at the controversial Merdeka Day theme for this year, Janji Ditepati.
When contacted, former minister and ex-MIC president S Samy Vellu’s aide E Sivabalan said that the former does not own a Twitter account.
Samy Vellu became MIC president in 1979 and became one of the longest serving Cabinet minister in the country.
He lost his ministership in 2008 when he was defeated during the 2008 election. Subsequently, he relinquished his party presidency in 2010 to make way for his deputy G Palanivel.