Veveonah Mosibin, ” Tree-top girl” was deeply hurt by remarks that she had not been sitting for her exams when she climbed a tree to get better Internet connection and just trying to gain fame.
According to Malay Mail, Senator Datuk Donald Peter Mojuntin asked in the Dewan Negara on Sep 3 what has being done to ensure proper Internet access in rural areas, citing Veveonah’s case as an example.
In reply, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin claimed that Veveonah was a YouTuber , she was not sitting for any examinations when she uploaded the video back in June and only wanted to gain fame and publicity.
Veveonah was sad and disappointed with the false claims and is currently disconnected from all social networks including her Facebook, Instagram, youtube and not even contactable in her mobile phone .
She posted proof of her online exams schedule before disconnected, with a caption: “Fake news are dangerous, I get lots of negative comments”.
But, several of her friends and course mates stood up for her and shared their exam schedules to prove that what had transpired was true.
Honestly, I felt really sad and disappointed with this. I really work hard for my online examination for the last few…
One of her post on Thursday read, ” Honestly, I felt really sad and disappointed with this. I really work hard for my online examination for the last few months. And I never expected to go viral too. This time, I’m viral again, but with some bad effects. I don’t know how to deal with negative&bad comments on social media. It hurts. ”
“I do forgive all the mistakes people did to me, but still I need to make this fair statement of myself.”
“Thanks to all that still rooting for me and supporting me. (Family, friends, lecturers and fans).”
The area she is living in has limited road access, poor telecommunications reception and irregular power supply.
However, the deputy minister was then apologised to Veveonah in a Facebook post on Thursday, saying that he had made an error due to inaccurate information.