KUALA LUMPUR – “Go home, shut the door,” Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob joked and answered briefly after the media practitioners asked him about his social media post showing a picture of him closing the door of his office.
In a post, the Senior Minister (Security Cluster) wrote, “I have shut the front door but…” and inserted a sad emoji at the end of his post.
He refused to comment further on the matter.
Nevertheless, the public deciphered to post and related it to several orders of closure on the manufacturing sector, including the changes involving the operation of breweries.
On the redundancy of Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) SOP involving the media, Ismail Sabri said that the media representatives should get the answer from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
“The MITI is handling this issue. The media should ask MITI. It is difficult for me to answer. Let MITI answer that,” he said during a news conference.
The question emerged after several media companies are facing redundant orders from the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (MCMC) and MITI in the issuance of approval letter for the media practitioners to perform their duties through the total lockdown.
During the implementation of the total lockdown last Saturday, Ismail Sabri announced that the media is under the essential service and only requires to get the approval letter from MCMC besides their own employer.
Nevertheless, MITI, in its statement said that the media needs to make an application to the ministry to pass the roadblocks while on duty.
The redundancy of orders created confusion among media practitioners who need immediate solution to enable them to work. –MalaysiaGazette