KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 — PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli has called on Malaysians to stop elevating the status of politicians and ministers unnecessarily.
In a video today, he listed five examples of the so-called “bodek” culture which he said politicians do not deserve and should be done away with immediately.
The first example given by Rafizi was the practice of travelling with police outriders and a convoy of vehicles while on the road.
The second was being tailed by an entourage, whose only apparent function was to carry bags, while the third example was the culture of holding a welcome reception for politicians and party leaders.
Rafizi also slammed the practice of greeting a politician by kissing their hands as well as using the rakyat’s money to buy billboards for campaigns that did not actually help the people.
“If you agree with our efforts to eliminate this ‘bodek’ culture, you must share this with everyone. There must be many politicians who are annoyed with me now,” he said at the end of the two-minute video.
The video uploaded to Rafizi’s official Facebook page has received more than 3,500 likes and 1,100 shares at the time of writing, and attracted hundreds of comments agreeing with the views of the Pakatan Harapan candidate for the Pandan parliamentary seat in the coming general election on November 19.