Who is Ismail Sabri?

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I suggest that the best thing for detractors to do is to uncover the full record of his service or his disservice to the nation as the case may be. 

Koon Yew Yin, TMI

Now that the Cabinet has cleared Ismail Sabri, the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, for his race inciting hate comments on Facebook, I would like to suggest that he be given leave from his position to undergo a course in Business Economics 101.

This is because, quite apart from his racist mindset, he is the man who was earlier responsible for the plastic fish box controversy when Minister for Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism as a result of which fish prices shot through the roof for a period of time.

He was also the man behind the fiasco concerning school bus operators who were provided with short notice to buy new buses to replace old school buses. This was a move which he had to back down from when the bus operators threatened a shut down of services.

In the kopitiam when the government new policies were first announced, besides the public anger, there was much speculation on who would benefit from these measures which would raise prices of fish and school transportation. Certainly not the fishermen or school bus drivers. Perhaps the companies providing the plastic boxes or school bus distributors? Perhaps their runners?

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