The drama surrounding Kak Long 7-Eleven appears to be far from over! The Terengganu mom became the talk of the town after a video of her throwing a fit at the convenience store went viral last week.
A few days after that, she came under massive fire after an apparently old video of her promoting a local restaurant resurfaced online. This time, the woman once again sparked a frenzy after netizens found that she had been invited as a special guest for a TV programme broadcasted by TV AlHijrah channel.
Yesterday (Monday, 14th March), PU Amin took to his Facebook to share a photo of him with Kak Long (real name Wan Nor Baizura) and another woman. The spotlight that was given to Kak Long has, in turn, drawn the outrage of the public. The “Pencetus Ummah” alum had deleted the post immediately after facing massive backlash from netizens.
Twitter user @RafiCounsel decided to put the TV station on blast, saying, “Salam @TVAlHijrah, if you have trouble finding ideas for your content, you can just approach any doctors or even legal counsels (like me). Invite these groups of people for some educational sharing sessions. But you decided to invite her as your guest. You guys think this is ‘Melodi’ (entertainment show), is it?”
Many also expressed their dissatisfaction with TV Al-Hijrah for inviting Kak Long as a guest on the show. Others slammed the broadcasting channel for its cheap publicity stunt. In addition, there were also some who suggested it would be better for the 7-Eleven employees involved in the issue to be invited to the programme, instead of Kak Long. Here are some of the comments left by them:
Soon after the issue went viral, TV AlHijrah later came up with an official statement on their official socials in an effort to clear the air on the matter. According to the statement, the TV show in question, titled “Program Trending”, is a programme which discusses the latest issues that have gone viral on social media.
“The presence of Kak Long 7e in the studio was also joined by Ustazah Isfadiah Mohd Dasuki as a panelist for the programme. The latter was responsible in reprimanding and educating her to be more sensitive and responsible before sharing any issues on any platform, especially on social media,” said the statement.
Taking into account public concern surrounding the issue, TV Al-Hijrah has also decided to postpone the broadcast of the episode.