On February 1st 2015, a Facebook comment by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri (Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister) went viral on social media. This started a controversy as many readers interpreted his remarks as a call for Malay consumers to boycott Chinese traders. An example of how the comment was shared is shown below:


What follows is a curated list of popular daily responses on Twitter as the story developed from February 2nd – 4th. This is based on the tweets that we collected about Ismail Sabri. A separate list of popular reponses on ‘boycotting Chinese traders’ is at the end of this post.

February 2nd 2015

February 3rd 2015

February 4th 2015

Popular Tweets About Boycotting Chinese Traders

As a result of the FB post going viral, over 2000 users tweeted about boycotting Chinese traders. What follows is a curated list of popularly shared tweets from February 1st – 8th.

Published On: February 9th, 2015 / Categories: Social Media / Tags: , , /