Why is #yorais popular right now?

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Stands for "Yo, Rais..." Refers to Rais Yatim, the current Malaysian Information, Communications, and Culture Minister. He recently advised Malaysians to not be immersed in the "western culture" that is Facebook and Twitter.

Malaysian Twitter-ers think that he is too old and backward minded to be serving and hence the #yorais hashtag by making jokes that he is ancient or old.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/16/nation/20100116175608&sec=nation (as of January 19 at 11:33 UTC)
Category: | Trend originated by @bongkerz | Most recent: February 28 at 07:25 UTC | First appearance: January 19 at 10:05 UTC | Last defined: January 19 at 11:33 UTC | Source: Twitter | Permalink
Last verified definition: Stands for "Yo, Rais..." Refers to Rais Yatim, the current Malaysian Information, Communications, and Culture Minister. He recently advised Malaysians to not be immersed in the "western culture" that is Facebook and Twitter.

Malaysian Twitter-ers think that he is too old and backward minded to be serving and hence the #yorais hashtag by making jokes that he is ancient or old.

His News statement : (as of January 19 at 11:49 UTC)

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