KUALA LUMPUR: Award-winning actor Amerul Affendi Mohd Mawardi is no "hero worshipper" of politicians.
In fact, he calls on Malaysians to see them as Wakil Rakyat or people's representatives, plain and simple.
The star of films as Tolong, Awek Aku Pontianak, Bunohan, Bikers Kental, Bikers Kental 2, Terbaik Dari Langit and Polis Evo tweeted yesterday that it was high time Malaysians stopped treating politicians like kings.
He reasoned that the people elected them and therefore they were public servants, who carried out the people's work.
"It is time we all stopped treating our politicians like kings. They work for us, we don't work fo them. In fact we elect them to power, they are our servants," said Amerul.
Netizens, including Amerul's co-star in the Iflix drama series KL Gangster Underworld Beto Kusyairy, fully agreed with him.
Beto said: "Very true, they are Wakil Rakyat."
"Yes, we are the masters and they work for us. Time to stop giving them VVIP treatment, and let them sit on the same seats and eat the same food as us in public events," said Pyan.
"Some of them live like millionaires and billionaires. And they call themselves Wakil Rakyat. Ridiculous!" said Gojira.
Amerul, 33, first found fame starring in Instant Cafe Theatre's play Air Con which was staged at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPaC) in 2008.
He has also appeared in the television series Rona Roni Makaroni and the historical drama Warkah Terakhir: Rosli Dhoby on Astro.
Amerul won Best Supporting Actor at the 27th Malaysian Film Festival in 2015 for his role in Terbaik Dari Langit.