After facing massive backlash from the public, the production team of the singing contest “All Together Now Malaysia” (ATNM) has decided to halt the broadcast of the show for the time being. This came following several reports surrounding the show’s alleged Covid-19 SOPs breach which came to light recently.
Many also criticised those who were involved in the programme, especially the artistes who took part in the entertainment programme as the judges. Shockingly, fans have also spotted local celebrity Dafi, who’s also the son of Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, participating in the show as well!
Following the unexpected revelation, netizens have begun flooding the former “Akademi Fantasia” contestant’s Instagram account with tons of negative remarks. Most of them took to the comments section on his most recent post to vent their frustration towards Dafi, apart from calling him out for apparently flouting the SOPs.
Not only that, there were also some who advised the “Bila Terasa Rindu” singer to set a good example to the community, especially given his status as a son of a minister as well as a public figure. Others have also urged the National Security Council (NSC) to issue a compound against Dafi and the rest of the celebrity judges.
As mentioned above, Astro has decided to suspend the singing reality program following an investigation into alleged violations of the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM).
According to the Vice President of Content Development Strategy Malay Astro Entertainment, Raqim Ahmad, the fate of the program, which features a total of 50 celeb judges, will be determined after the investigation is carried out.
Raqim further added that the recording of “ATNM” was done in March in Putrajaya, prior to the implementation of MCO 3.0. The production also conducted swab tests on all the individuals involved before the filming took place. “Only individuals with negative status were allowed to proceed with the recording,” he said in a statement released to the press yesterday (Tuesday, 8th June).
When asked about Dafi’s involvement “ATNM”, Ismail Sabri replied, “The National Security Council (NSC) is investigating. No one is above the law. Action will be taken against anyone who violates the SOP, no matter who they are. Even if that person is my son.”