Former Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan was active in campaigning for Barisan Nasional (BN) during the Kimanis by-election.
Then, in January, he made several postings on his Facebook page to promote BN’s candidate Mohamad Alamin, who had a landslide victory with over 2,000 majority votes.
According to media intelligence, Ahmad Maslan’s Facebook page fans growth increased in early January after the nomination day of the Kimanis by-election.
However, his fans growth surged on January 21 with over one thousand new likes on his Facebook page. It was also the day he pleaded not guilty on two money-laundering charges.
He was accused of money-laundering for the failure to declare the RM2 million he allegedly received from former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak when filing taxes for the year 2013.
On the day before his court session (January 20), Ahmad Maslan uploaded photos of his self-cooked fried rice on Facebook, reminiscing his infamous GST-free fried rice that went viral in 2015.
Attached with the fried rice photos was a poem poking fun at the Pakatan Harapan government over their defeat at the Kimanis by-election and the ongoing issue of falling palm oil price.
For his postings trend, it was noticeable that The Ahmad Maslan Facebook page had higher tendency to upload post during 12pm to 1pm for lunch hour and 8pm to 9pm for dinner time.
Meanwhile, the page received high number of comments during the breakfast period from 8am to 9am and lunch time from 12pm to 3pm.
Additionally, the page gathered higher number of comments from 7pm to 8pm, which was an hour earlier compared to his usual posting trend during dinner time.
Overall, The Ahmad Maslan Facebook page attracts high number of feedbacks in January 2020, receiving over 250 hourly comments during the day, while roughly 500 comments were dropped on the page during the peak hours.