Malaysia’s Prime Minister wears unironed shirt in Japan conference

by | May 28, 2022 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s unironed shirt has metaphorically portrayed how his government is run, lavish but untidy.

In his recent visit to Tokyo, Ismail Sabri met with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the Nikkei’s 27th International Conference on the Future of Asia.

Despite the Singapore leader being suited with a simple black suit, Ismail Sabri wore a shirt worth RM5,500 from a luxury brand.

The Malaysian Prime Minister does have the liberty to choose his clothing but he had neglected the condition of his shirt.

The patterned designer shirt was unkempt as if was pulled out from his luggage in a hurry.

At such an influential conference, the Prime Minister was not bothered to portray himself as organised and tidy.

The annual Nikkei Conference since 1995 is for political and economic leaders, including industry leaders, to discuss pivotal matters impacting the Asia Pacific region.

Ismail Sabri may have very well shown other leaders in attendance how the Malaysian government has been performing.

If the Malaysian Prime Minister is serious about luring investors and developing beneficial diplomatic relationships, he has to reconsider how he portrays himself as it does reflect the position of Malaysia.