By Chew Lip Song
DEPUTY Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali has deactivated his Facebook account after photos of him eating together with a group of people at a tahfiz institution in Perak surfaced.
The photos were allegedly first posted on his now Facebook, the screenshots of which have gone viral. In the posting, he wrote that the visit to the school was organised by Perak exco Razman Zakaria of PAS, and that the entourage was treated to lunch.
Other pictures showed Dr Noor Azmi seated on the floor with other men, eating rice and other dishes laid out on mats.
The revelation has sparked a firestorm of protests over what appeared to be Dr Noor Azmi breaching the Movement Control Order (MCO).
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin took to Instagram criticising the deputy health minister.
“Not any deputy minister but deputy minister of health, does not set a good example in the current MCO.
“In other countries such as New Zealand, the health minister resigned for violating lockdown rules, as well as the public in their respective country expressing anger at the UK housing minister and South African communications minister for the same reason. We do not want to have different rules, leadership must demonstrate good behaviour,” he posted today.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, when asked during his daily media conference said no one was above the law, including VIPs.
“The (MCO) law is for everyone. As I said, no one is above the law. I understand that police reports have been lodged and I leave it to the police to take further action,” he said, as reported in Malay Mail.
Earlier, The New Sarawak reported that Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed could also have breached the MCO. He had put up on his Twitter on Apr 11 photos of his visits to his constituents in Jeli.
The post has since been removed.