Caricatures of four ministers depicted as clowns have popped up along a major road in Kuala Lumpur.
The drawings of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs) Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa were spotted on a 600m stretch of Jalan Sultan Ismail.
The small posters, which bear the hashtag “#apasudahjadi” (what has happened) and the words “Sedar Malaysia” (Wake up, Malaysia) are believed to have been put up yesterday.
It is unclear who is responsible for them.
The four ministers have, in recent months, come under scrutiny from the opposition.
Lim is a frequent target over the nation’s monetary and tax policies, and for his criticism of the previous Barisan Nasional government.
Maszlee has been panned over a string of education policies, the latest being the contentious khat issue, and Kok slammed for failing to boost palm oil prices.
Mujahid has come under fire for his stance against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
This is the first time such caricatures have been used to criticise the Pakatan Harapan administration.
Last year, before PH won the 14th general election, BN critic Fahmi Reza was arrested and charged for publishing a clown caricature of Najib Razak.
His depiction of the former prime minister in white clown make-up, comically arched eyebrows and blood-red lips went viral, and the image was widely used in demonstrations against Najib.
The artist was sentenced to a month’s jail for his work. – TMI