RECENTLY, Malaysians have been talking a lot about the Tanah Merah MP Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz who allegedly vaped in parliament. He has also threatened to sue the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s photographer for taking the photograph.
However, netizens are informing Ikmal that the photographer is not at fault for this scandal. He is simply doing his job, taking photographs.
YB….yg guna gambar tu dan tulis caption ‘isap vape’ dan yg ambil gambar tu dua individu berbeza…sejak bila professional photographer tak dibenarkan ambil gambar dlm dewan? You have no case against that photographer. Jgn buat malu…lol
— LaPoca (@LaPoca3) September 22, 2023
(YB… the one using that image and wrote the caption ‘vaping’ and the one who took the picture are two different individuals. Since when are professional photographers not allowed to take pictures in the hall? You have no case against that photographer. Don’t embarrass yourself… lol.)
Meanwhile, the issue did not stop with X users commenting and fighting with each other over it.
Nationally renowned cartoonist Fahmi Reza has also come into play asking netizens what they thought Ikmal was doing in parliament that day.
He reposted the photo and left users to reply with answers they felt were best in a poll. There were four choices of answers, and all of them were seen to be in a comedic manner.
— Fahmi Reza (@kuasasiswa) September 21, 2023
Fahmi’s post garnered almost 700,000 views on X. – Sept 23, 2023
By the look of it, i think most probably it is C. But hey, what do i know. I’m just a walaun. If you tell me he was actually tiup piano, i would believe it. Really.
— Mo Ezz (@ezzthedon) September 21, 2023