KOTA BHARU: Members of the public are urged not to be influenced by rumours a senior minister resigned, says Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed.
He said the cheeky news was spread by people willing to put out all sorts of stories closer to the next general election.
“We expect the closer we get to the election, the more cheeky the stories that crop up will be, (put out by those) with mischievous minds, so we hope Malaysians will not be misled by this kind of news spread through social media,” he told reporters after attending an appreciation night for officials involved in the recent floods that hit the state here, tonight.
Mustapa was asked about a Twitter post by Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali last night that a senior minister had resigned.
All ministers will continue to perform their best for the people as mandated by Prime Minister Najib Razak, he said.
“The important thing is we want to deliver quality service to the people, to forge closer relationships with the people and to solve issues that matter to them,” he said.
He said such cheeky news would however not deter the spirit of the government to continue serving the people.
Meanwhile, Mustapa, who is also Kelantan Federal Action Council chairman said he was satisfied with the rescue operations and the distribution of aid to flood victims in the state carried out by various parties, including government departments and agencies. -FMT