10 January 2018.
Gerakan President Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said that it is inevitable that politicians will be attacked on a personal level as the general election draws near.
In response to queries about his “viral” status, poking fun at his Mandarin errors during last week’s MCA-Gerakan rally, Mah said “They’ll attack you personally instead of focusing on your track record, what you’ve done for the rakyat, your policies.”
Mah replied in jest that he would burn the midnight oil to improve his Mandarin.
“It’s just cybertroopers,” he added, saying there were other politicians using vulgar and insulting language, but these were apparently less noteworthy than three mistakes in a 40-minute speech.