The race for the position of the next prime minister has started since Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin stepped down from his position on Monday. To date, the question of who will hold the position and become Malaysia’s 9th prime minister is still up in the air.
While all the top contenders for the role are currently in conversation with the king, there are also public figures who have managed to humour the public with their ambitious dream to fill the vacancy spot as Malaysia’s leader. Recently, cosmetic tycoon Dato’ Seri Aliff Syukri had uploaded a photo of his application for the position of Malaysia’s 9th Prime Minister on his Instagram.
Many were humoured by his stunt and albeit receiving various reactions from netizens who both supported and criticised his action, it did not seem to deter Aliff Syukri from his intention to lead Malaysia. The entrepreneur once again tickled netizens when he acknowledged himself as one of the candidates for the Prime Minister position in an IG live broadcast with comedian and actor Zizan Razak last night (Wednesday 18th August).
To add on to the absurdity, Aliff Syukri also appointed Zizan Razak as his assistant, thus naming him as the new Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) candidate. What made the viewers even more amused was when Zizan started role playing as his DPM and giving out various forms of ‘advice’ to the D’Herbs brand owner.
Aliff Syukri admitted that he was hurt by the comedian’s remarks who seemed to criticise his intention to become the next Prime Minister. The “Terlajak Laris” tagline owner said that he was offended and he turned off the live broadcast because he was too upset with Zizan’s statements.
“Sorry I’m upset with Zizan. I’m sorry… that’s why I turned off the live broadcast just now. He (Zizan) seemed to support me earlier, so I was happy. But at the end of the live session, his statement hurt my feelings,” Aliff Syukri’s IG post read.
Owing to his mistake, the actor and comedian has apologised and explained the criteria of becoming a prime minister to him. However, Aliff Syukri remained dissatisfied as Zizan seemed to be making fun of him.
“Dato’, don’t be angry. This is not the attitude of a Prime Ministerial candidate. I am not trying to offend you but this is my job as DPM. Everyone, please support Aliff Syukri as our PM,” joked the “Polis Evo” star.
In the comment section, many netizens proposed Aliff Syukri to run in the next General Election to realise his dream of becoming prime minister. “In GE15 later, be a candidate, okay, Dato’,” commented one netizen. Some even remarked that his snappy attitude is not the trait of a leader. “How can you be a PM if you keep being snappy and sensitive,” one of the comments read.
The IG live broadcast has been watched by thousands of social media users and many of them felt entertained by the two celebrities’ antics last night. The seemingly serious joke is not only amusing but it definitely distracts Malaysians from the various stressful events that occurred lately.