A member of the Bosnian tripartite Presidency explained letting his wife drive a Presidency’s car with security concerns, but Twitter mocked his reasons. Bakir Izetbegović, the Bosniak member of the collective head of state, said he had received numerous threats while in office.
“Explosives were found on one person that (sent) threats; a sniper shooter was near my home. I didn’t speak about those things in public so far, and I wouldn’t have if you didn’t ask me. Not only I am at risk, there is also my family,” Izetbegović told reporters in Sarajevo.
However, his statement was met with irony and criticism on Twitter.
“Elsewhere in the world, ‘safe houses’ are used to protect women, but here we prefer ‘safe cars'”
“When a man loves a woman, he send a Skoda to save her”
“Can somebody explain how he protects the wife with a car bought with our money”
“If Bakir received 30 serious threats, he shouldn’t have given his wife an official car to protect her, but an armored vehicle”