PETALING JAYA – Netizens are up in arms over a banner in Hulu Terengganu which promoted Mat Over as a special guest at a Youth Day event there.
“Only in Malaysia you get highest honours once you slap people in front of Prime Minister,” Asrul Muzaffar tweeted while sharing the photo of the banner.
Fellow Twitter user Mohsen Alkaff wrote: “I’m nobody but I volunteer myself to replace Mat Over for Hari Belia (Youth Day) event in Terengganu.
“It’s not that I’m good but at least I’m better than him.”
“Youth Day with Mat Over. Is he still considered a youth? He is 60 years old!” Aiediel Jamal said on Facebook.
Terengganu Youth, Sports and Human Resources Committee chairman Datuk Rozi Mamat confirmed that Mat Over was invited yesterday evening as the host for “Santai Bersama Mat Over”, adding that the programme was planned before the scuffle took place.
“Mat Over is a local and he has always been invited for all kinds of ceremonies,” said Rozi when interviewed yesterday.
“It’s only because of the recent incident that people are making a big issue about it.”
Mat Over, an actor-comedian whose real name is Sulaiman Yassin, was involved in a scuffle with movie producer David Teo in front of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a TN50 dialogue session at Seri Perdana in Putrajaya earlier this week. – The Star Online