Comedian condemned for mocking MH370 tragedy and Malaysia

Foreign Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir has condemned the actions of a comedian known as “Jocelyn Chia” for making insensitive jokes about Malaysia and the MH370 tragedy. The minister expressed regret and emphasised that the comedian’s actions displayed a lack of sensitivity and empathy towards Malaysians and the victims’ families.

Zambry stated that the video featuring the comedian’s performance contradicts the values of Asian countries, which are known for their manners and morals. He also stressed that such actions are not acceptable in any country and do not reflect any government’s official stance. The minister called for an immediate halt to such actions or attempts.

The video in question went viral on social media, showing a female comedian from Singapore making offensive jokes about Malaysia during a recent comedy show titled “Singapore vs Malaysia” held in New York, United States. The comedian’s statements included inappropriate jokes about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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