Yesterday (Monday 16th August), the Malaysian political scene has once again made history after the shortest-serving Malaysian Prime Minister, Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin declared his official resignation and stepped down from his position after losing his parliamentary majority. Mahiaddin will now serve as an interim leader until a new prime minister is appointed. The political uncertainty in Malaysia however deepened following Mahiaddin and his entire cabinet’s resignation, there is no clear successor in sight.
The question of who would form the next government remains unclear and the final say to decide what happens next rests with the country’s king. The news of the Prime Minister’s resignation has garnered various reactions from netizens but despite the political tensions felt by Malaysians on Monday, there are several individuals who try to entertain and ease the stressful atmosphere, including the famous cosmetic millionaire, Dato’ Aliff Syukri.
The millionaire who is famous for his ‘Terlajak Laris’ tagline has taken to his Instagram to share a photo of his application for the position as the 9th Prime Minister of Malaysia. He captioned the photo with “If it’s fated, then it will be,” and jokingly asked his followers to pray that his journey will be eased.
Aliff Syukri’s post received multiple reactions among netizens who were humoured and amused by his antics. In fact, some even joked in the comments that one of the requirements to be a prime minister is to have a melodious voice. Aside from the netizens, Aliff Syukri’s mother, Bonda Rozita was also entertained by her son’s antics.
Bonda Rozita commented that her son seemed to be looking for trouble and his post could garner netizen’s criticism. She joined in to ‘criticise’ her son and said that she will be the first person to revolt if Aliff Syukri is appointed as Prime Minister. Aliff Syukri’s celebrity friend Wak Doyok also chimed in the comment section and jokingly stated, “You can’t even manage your maids without raising your voice and you dream of managing 30 million people.”
All jokes aside, let’s hope that the Shakespearean drama from the Malaysian political scene will improve moving forward. Till then, let’s stay safe people and let’s keep doing our part to curb this pandemic.