Deputy minister closes Twitter account after uproar over Covid-19 post

Deputy Women and Family Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff.

PETALING JAYA: Deputy Women and Family Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff has apparently closed down her Twitter account after sparking an uproar over a tweet she had made on Covid-19.

The post had read: “The likelihood of dying from the Coronavirus is only 1%, while the possibility of dying at any moment is 100%.

Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff’s post which sparked an uproar among internet users.

“Let’s renew our faith and fear God, truly death is real and it comes unexpectedly.”

FMT is attempting to contact her for a response.

The notice informing users that Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff’s Twitter account has been closed.

This comes just days after the deputy minister said in an interview with Sinar Harian that flight attendants should wear shariah-compliant uniforms.

Her comments drew the ire of the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia, which questioned her priorities in bringing up the question at a time when airline staff face possible job cuts in addition to the Covid-19 outbreak.