PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders and politicians from East Malaysia have rubbished an infographic making the rounds on social media depicting an Umno-PAS Cabinet line-up after the next general election.
“This is the work of crazy people,” said Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan, who was featured as prime minister in the infographic.
“Many are insane today,” he added in jest.
PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, who was pictured as deputy prime minister, also found the picture funny.
“There are some people who have no work,” he said, when asked to confirm if the infographic was authentic.
On whether he thought this was the work of the opposition or Pakatan Harapan (PH), Tuan Ibrahim simply responded that only Allah knows.
Others in the infographic include former prime minister and Umno president Najib Razak as well as PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, as part of an advisory council to the government.
Ministers, meanwhile, include former second finance minister Johari Ghani (finance), Dewan Rakyat opposition leader Ismail Sabri (home), PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan (defence) and former higher education minister Mahdzir Khalid (education).
Other names in the list include MCA president Wee Ka Siong for transport, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)’s Fadillah Yusoff for works, Umno’s Lokman Noor Adam as foreign minister and Azalina Othman as law minister.
Hadi earlier today said the spread of the infographic was the work of mischievous people, adding that PAS is not involved in its circulation.
Hadi also said that PAS has never thought of forming a Cabinet with Umno and other opposition parties.
Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa was also reported earlier today as saying his party had nothing to do with the infographic as well.
Meanwhile, Sabah Umno chief Bung Moktar Radin, who was featured as rural development minister, quipped that there was “nothing real” any more after BN was defeated in GE14.
MIC president SA Vigneswaran, who was featured as human resources minister, said he was puzzled how the infographic came about.
“I thought it is still PH ruling the country,” the Dewan Negara president remarked.
Former federal minister Nancy Shukri, from GPS, was also in the dark. The PBB lawmaker said she had no knowledge about the matter.
Nancy, who was formerly with BN, was featured as primary industries minister.