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Netizens React to British’s New PM Rishi Sunak

today26 October 2022

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(source: REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska)

Just yesterday (25 Oct), Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak became the United Kingdom’s third prime minister this year. Not only is he the youngest PM, Rishi, who is of Punjabi-Indian descent, is the first non-white person to hold the job – officially taking over from Liz Truss on Tuesday.

This might be surprising and relevant news, especially for Malaysians who have made the UK their kampung.

In fact, DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng wished the new PM congratulations and called it a “historical moment”. On Twitter, Lim said, “The best Deepavali gift to Hindus all over the world. May the Festival of Lights shine justice, goodness, competence and prosperity everywhere”.

However, it was met with hostility by netizens and even politicians alike.

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general A. Sivarajan pointed out that Sunak – who’s net worth is £730mil when combined with his…

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Written by: Karissa Lund