International Trade and Industry Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali today sought to discourage speculation over a picture uploaded to social media by Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob last night of the latter leaving his office in Kuala Lumpur.
“Who is speculating? Don’t speculate,” Azmin told reporters in the capital city.
He also said that Ismail and health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah were the government’s spokesmen during the Covid-19 crisis.
“As Cabinet members, we give them full support as they have a huge responsibility in the fight against Covid-19.
“We are a team, we always make collective decisions,” he said.
The picture posted by Ismail last night of him leaving his office was accompanied by the caption: “Saya dah tutup pintu depan tapi…” (I have closed the front door but…)
It sparked talk that Ismail, an Umno vice-president, might be handing in his resignation from the government.
At a press conference this morning, though, he rubbished such conjecture.
“I wanted to go home (after finishing work), that’s why I closed the door,” he said.