KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 2020: Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin has apologised to a student for his remark about her in Dewan Negara yesterday.
He had stated that Veveonah Mosibin had pretended to take a university exam on a tree to popularise her YouTube channel.
In June, a video of the 18-year-old student of University Malaysia Sabah climbing a tree to gain Internet access in order to sit for an online examination during the recovery movement control order (RMCO) went viral on social media.
Zahidi was heavily criticised in social media for his remark and has since been proven wrong on the matter.
In his Facebook post last night, Zahidi apologised for his mistake and promised to correct it in Dewan Negara on Monday.
“Referring to the debate in Dewan Negara earlier (yesterday), I would like to correct the statement I made about Veveonah Mosibin that she did not sit for any exam when a video showing her on a tree had gone viral on social media.
“I had received inaccurate information when responding to the supplementary question. I want to apologise to Veveonah Mosibin and will make a correction in Dewan Negara on Monday.
“I wish Veveonah Mosibin will continue to succeed in every field she ventures into,” he said.