COMMENT | Last Friday morning, the hashtag #KerajaanGagal began trending on Twitter in Malaysia. It quickly climbed to the number one spot in the country and stayed at the top spot for the rest of the day.
By 9.30pm, the hashtag already garnered 120,000 tweets. Anecdotal evidence from Twitter users said that this later climbed to 150,000 tweets. At the time of writing, days later, the hashtag can still be seen on Twitter, used every time someone criticises the government.
For those not familiar with the social media platform, the trending hashtag may come as a surprise. There was no singular event that could have sparked the trending hashtag.
But #KerajaanGagal did not emerge out of a vacuum. After #MuhyiddinOut trended last year and #KitaMintaLima earlier this year, #KerajaanGagal is just another example of the anger and frustration that Twitter users have against the Perikatan Nasional government.
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