Green’ Rosmah hit by Twitter tsunami

The self-styled First Lady has come under attack from Twitter users over her comments regarding the tragedy in Japan.

By Tashny Sukumaran, Free Malaysia Today

KUALA LUMPUR: Self-styled First Lady Rosmah Mansor has come under fire from the Twitter community after a video of her commenting on the disaster in Japan began making its rounds on the Internet.

In the video, Rosmah said the tragedy was a result of the Japanese government’s lackadaisical attitude in implementing environmentally-friendly planning and development in the country.

She also stated that the catastrophe should serve as a lesson for Japan and other countries, saying the disaster was a result of countries not taking climate change concerns into account.

The wife of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak also urged nations to have a thorough and well-structured development planning, and to consider climate change and green technology.

The video of her, shot at the International School Kuala Lumpur’s recent “Walk For Children: 1Malaysia Goes Green” event, was aired on TV Selangor.

Responding to her comments, the Malaysian Twitter community took Rosmah to task, with some even commenting about her hairstyle and that her hairspray contained CFC which was not environmentally-friendly.

“Rosmah, our very own expert on green technology, doesn’t seem to know earthquakes and tsunamis are natural disasters,” read one Tweet.

“Congrats, Malaysia – we’re officially dumbasses. Thanks, Rosmah!” stated another.

There were also Twitters who urged Najib to keep his wife in check, while one tweet claimed that the only green technology Rosmah was familiar with was the “greenback” or US dollar.