The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin suffered minor injuries as a result of an accident after his bicycle hit a pothole in Banting town in Kuala Langat, Selangor.
The Rembau MP took to his social media account over the weekend to share with his followers a photo of his bruised face. “Pothole, ditch, KJ. 2020 keeps giving,” he captioned the post.
— Khairy Jamaluddin ??? (@Khairykj) December 27, 2020
Additionally, KJ also uploaded some shots taken during the accident while he was cycling along the Jalan Kampung Sri Cheeding. His bike is believed to have hit a pothole, causing him to fall into a ditch near the area. Thankfully, KJ suffered only minor injuries and received treatment at the nearest hospital.
The incident had prompted the Kuala Langat district’s Public Works Department to issue an apology to him. They responded, “JKR Kuala Langat apologises for the incident that happened to YB. We will take immediate action on the issue and pray for your speedy recovery.”
However, many netizens had left negative impressions in response to the department’s statement. In this case, a lot of them slammed JKR for not being efficient enough in carrying out the duties in paving the affected road.
Many of them also argued that prior to this, a lot of accidents, injuries and even deaths had happened due to potholes on the roads across the nation. One commentator on Twitter also questioned, “Do we have to wait for a Minister to fall first before taking action?”
Check out some of their reactions below:
We truly hope all this double standard practice will be put to stop at once.