According to Berita Harian, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri responded back to Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh that he had no intention to promote his collection on the cabinet shelves, which has been the background of his daily press conferences held at Wisma Pertahanan.
“This is the MINDEF (Ministry of Defence) cabinet that already exists and will not be removed. I do not know what to put in the back. So, I just left it and did not promote it,” he said
While he did make it clear that it is MINDEF’s cabinet, it is unsure if the ornaments which can be seen changing every day belonged to the minister.
The defence from Ismail came after Hannah Yeoh called him out on Twitter by stating that his daily conferences are not for him to promote the items on the shelves. She also noted that he has caused much confusion among the public due to insufficient SOPs during the ongoing CMCO.
Take a look:
“I urge Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri to stop his daily conferences, if it doesn’t provide any substantive announcements that can help the people. A media conference is not the place to promote his clothes or display rack. With every announcement, the rakyat are becoming more confused,” Hannah wrote. At the time of writing, it has gotten over 2,000 retweets.
While netizens on Facebook found the cabinet amusing and jokingly bid on the items, Twitter-users on the other hand, felt the opposite. Check out some of these tweets:
Ismail sabri ni awal2 dulu org suka jugak bila dia keluar tv. Waktu tu org kata dia sorang je menteri yg buat kerja.
Sekarang aku perasan dia jenis manusia yg menunjuk2. Dulu ubah2 baju. Skrg ni ubah2 susunan rak. SOP pulak buat rakyat bingung. #NotMyGov
— Cikgu S0’0d (@f4kr0ls00d) October 21, 2020
I don’t know how people can still find this amusing because helmets like that ain’t cheap. Whatever he’s wearing ain’t cheap either. Everything else on that damn shelf, not cheap. He’s subtly flexing on a daily basis but sure it’s amusing. https://t.co/fers28dPhC
— Miss Me with That BS (@CuratorKata) October 18, 2020
Yg amusing macam kera dapat belacan tu dahi sempit rasanya. Nampak sgtlah dia tengah flex kekayaan tengah rakyat marhean ramai yg struggle menghadapi wabak. Tu pun tak bole pk ka? https://t.co/7gztT14ev0
— DetectiveQ♀️ (@asmaradalamhati) October 19, 2020
Politisyen ni boleh je nak kaya & kumpul harta. Tapi kalau dah flex tu faham faham la, memang minta makian rakyat. Kaya tu diam diam je, kalau nak kena maki boleh la berbuat demikian. https://t.co/aoUmkChf1m
— . (@notoriousN) October 19, 2020
Not serving any purpose…Why can’t he just be normal? https://t.co/rGDgp6YnZl
— Sugar Plum (@_MsLolita) October 19, 2020
Just imagine how much money he has spent for those stuff including his own shirts. https://t.co/WSFlfdkZqC
— (@helloaainaa) October 19, 2020