Malaysians sometimes say the darnedest things. If you don’t believe me, just ask our Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

During the live Covid-19 press conference from his home recently, social media users were more focused on the background décor instead of concentrating on his briefing.

Source: Facebook

The cabinet behind the minister stole the spotlight during the press conference. The comments were flooded with netizens ‘bidding’ for his possessions including helmets, keris, a ball and other home decorations. Interestingly, some even attempted to “lock” the shirt that he was wearing for its “unique design”.


Ismail Sabri had the best reaction to all the commotion! He posted a screenshot of some reactions on his Instagram page. “A friend told me at first that many items in the cabinet had to be ‘locked’. As an elderly person like me, I didn’t understand what he meant because that’s the slang used by young people nowadays,” he wrote on the caption.

“I laughed a lot after I understood it, thanks to my friend’s explanation. Indeed, netizens have very creative ideas and tend to brighten my mood. Previously, they even poked fun at my batik outfit, saying it looked like cake and various delicacies (kueh),” Ismail Sabri added in the caption.

Ismail Sabri
Source: @ismailsabri60

The minister ended his post by thanking everyone for always tuning in to his press conference. He’s also grateful to all the netizens for always cheering him on.

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