While Malaysians across the country continued with their Thaipusam celebrations all throughout Sunday and today, it wasn’t the case for prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was hard at work in his office.
Worked during Thaipusam
In a photo shared on his official Twitter account, Anwar wrote that he had returned to his office to continue on unfinished tasks on Thaipusam itself.
Also present were his Senior Economic and Financial Adviser Nurul Izzah and senior political secretary Shamsul Iskandar Akin.
This comes after it was reported that Anwar was feeling unwell and had to skip out on attending Thaipusam celebrations at Batu Caves.
Thankfully, he was declared healthy after a health checkup at the National Heart Institute (IJN). However, it’s not known what ailments he was suffering from.
Attracts praise and skepticism
Anwar’s dedication to his job has since earned him much praise and concern from netizens, who thanked him for working for the people but also urged him to prioritise his health.
On the other hand, some accused Anwar of trying to score political brownie points with voters and said that it wasn’t a new thing for prime ministers to work during public holidays.
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