Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied that any minister is resigning from his post.
“No Minister has informed me that he is quitting. I shall assume Azmin is telling a lie to create a stir unless he can reveal the name,” Najib said in his posting on Facebook and Twitter last night.
Yesterday, Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali tweeted on his official Twitter page questioning the resignation of an unnamed minister in order to avoid to be associated with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.
Azmin tweeted, “Is it true that a Senior Minister has resigned from his post? It is said that he did not want to conspire in the 1MDB. Try and follow developments.”
Meanwhile, members of the public are urged not to be influenced by rumours of a senior minister resigning, said International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.
He said the cheeky news was spread by people who would pull all kind of stories closer to election day.
“We expect the closer we are to the election day, more cheeky stories will crop up, with more mischevious minds, so we hope Malaysians will not be misled by this kind of news spread through the social media,” he told reporters after attending an appreciation night for officicals involved in the recent floods that hit Kelantan, last night.
Mustapa was asked about Azmin’s Twitter post.
All ministers will continue to perform their best for the people as mandated by Najib, he said.
“The important thing is we want to deliver a quality service to the people, to forge closer relationship with the people to solve issues that matters to them,” he said.
He said such cheeky news would not deter the spirit of the government to continue to serve the people. –Bernama