Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok claimed that consuming a spoonful of palm oil a day has made her feel younger. Consequently, her remark has been widely mocked by netizens.
Later, Kok clarified her statement during a live interview on TV3 programme “Soal Rakyat – the future of palms”, saying that she learned about the benefits of palm oil after becoming a minister.
However, it backfired as netizens called her out as “stupid”.
The “Sayangi Sawitku” (Love MY palm oil) campaign has been launched by the government in an effort to instil national pride and greater appreciation for Malaysian palm oil, and also to fight world discrimination against palm oil.