On Wednesday evening, the whole country was shocked when it was revealed that PM Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yasin had appointed Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as Deputy Prime Minister effective immediately.
In response to the surprising news, Ismail Sabri’s son Dafi has reacted by expressing his happiness and gratitude for the recent appointment. According to the local celeb, he’s very proud of the success that his dad has achieved as a political figure.
“Praise be to God, I’m really thankful. I am very happy that all of Papa’s efforts and hard work, which I have witnessed myself back from when I was growing up until now has finally paid off,” the former reality show star told Gempak.
At the same time, Dafi also prays that his father will continue to achieve success in his political career. “As a son, I will always show my support in whatever he does. May my father continue to stay healthy and safe in carrying out his responsibility well. I would also like to congratulate him for his achievement,” the 32-year-old was quoted as saying.
That being said, Dafi (full name Gadaffi Ismail Sabri) also couldn’t avoid from receiving massive backlash from local keyboard warriors on social media. Seemingly unpleased by the news about Ismail Sabri’s appointment as DPM, the comments section on the singer’s IG account has been flooded with tons of hateful comments from netizens.
“Yes, your father is the reason of the prolonged MCO we have now. Please put some sense in your father,” one commentator wrote. Another social media user chimed in by savagely writing, “Hi son of the DPM. Now that your dad got what he wanted, can he give what the ‘rakyat’ needs? Just close all the factories. Now this is the real deal ‘Between Two Classes’. Your singing is not that good anyway.”
For the uninitiated, the Prime Minister had announced Ismail Sabri’s appointment as DPM via a statement posted earlier yesterday, adding that he would also retain his current portfolio as Defence Minister.