It’s definitely a long way to go for our current political situation to reach a ceasefire — this includes the long-awaited appointment of the cabinet ministers! In normal circumstances, the role of the cabinet ministers might be overlooked by the citizens but now, due to the pandemic, it’s extremely crucial for us to have competent ministers. Improper pandemic management led to the downfall of the previous government so, we’re pretty sure everyone is waiting eagerly for the newly-appointed Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s next move in ensuring that the pandemic would be well-controlled.
However, this also lies in the hands of the soon-to-be appointed cabinet ministers. As of now, a decision has yet to be made regarding the new cabinet ministers. A trusted source has told us that it would be decided within this week.
Despite this, some speculations regarding the highly-coveted Deputy Prime Minister post have led to many people suggesting that Azmin Ali could be the one helming the position. Just recently, a tweet allegedly posted by his daughter, Amira Azmin, has been widely circulated on social media. According to the post, Amira stated, “Yes. Definitely, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.” This tweet was accompanied by a photo of her father.
However, we did a bit of scouring online and turns out, the tweet was a fake one, after all. Netizens have claimed that her account has been suspended since July.
It’s quite obvious that misinformation like this was bound to spread like wildfire with all the chaos on who’s set to be the next Deputy Prime Minister.
This could be further justified with a fake list of the upcoming cabinet ministers making its rounds on the popular messaging application, WhatsApp.
Based on the list, it could be seen that Azmin Ali is going to be the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, two very important portfolios that have equal significance! Nevertheless, since it’s fake news, guess it’s best to leave it to Ismail Sabri to decide the MPs who would help him lead the government.
This might turn out to be an interesting spectacle as he had recently sought help from the Opposition MPs in being part of the team in charge of the National Recovery Plan.