Defense Minister’s COVID broadcast turns into live auction as Malaysians ‘bid’ for things


Who knew that the daily COVID-19 emissions in Malaysia could help us sit back, relax and laugh out loud at the end of a hard day’s work.

Thousands of Malaysians have listened to Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s daily speech, which airs around 5 p.m. each day, for jokes kindly provided by online commentators claiming to ‘bid’ on the minister’s personal items displayed back -plan, including a helmet, a traditional Malay dagger, and even a basketball.

Those who logged in this week took the liberty of “locking” some of the items they wanted from Ismail’s house, even indicating how much they would pay for it.

“Up lock helmet 550,” one person wrote.

“Lawa (Nice) tupperware .. Locked,” said another.

Ismail, 60, began providing COVID-19 updates from his home on October 5 after receiving the two-week isolation order upon his return to Kuala Lumpur from coronavirus-ravaged Sabah. He is expected to be released from solitary confinement on Monday.

The minister is well aware of people making fun of his daily COVID-19 address and thanked viewers for liking his things.

Pak Long read the comments after the live press conference regarding COVID-19, ”he said written online yesterday, using the nickname citizens gave him at the start of his term in March.

“Many bid for my shirt and background decorations, like my helmet, tengkolok (traditional Malay headgear) and other things. Thank you all and be careful, ”he said.

Other things people chose also included the minister’s glasses and his shirt. Some even told her to step aside to get a better view of her stuff.

“Please step aside sir, I want to see more of your stuff,” Facebook user Hanis Nonie wrote on Tuesday’s show.

Comments during the COVID-19 speech by Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Tuesday. Photo: Saiful Rodzali / Facebook

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