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M’sian PM spotted wearing S$1,480 Hermès shoes during KL meeting with Singapore DPM – Mothership.SG

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Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakoub sparked controversy among Malaysians with his recent shoe choices when he met Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong in Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 5.

This happened on the second day of Wong visit malaysia in his official capacity.

hermès loafers

Image posted on Wong’s Facebook page Ismail Sabri shown wearing Hermes Paris Loafers for meetings.

Image taken from Lawrence Wong/FB.

Made from goatskin, the loafer has a gold-plated signature ‘H’ and is priced at Hermes US$1,050 (S$1,480). US website.

Image from Hermès US website.

The exact loafer with the gold ‘H’ is no longer found in Hermès online stores in Singapore or Malaysia.

commenters are divided

Twitter account PoliticoMy found an expensive pair of shoes priced at RM5,100 (S$1,595) on the Hermès website in Malaysia.

This sparked a discussion among Malaysians online.

Some commentators said the prime minister’s choice of shoes was “tone deaf“And made him think”surreal“.

This wasn’t the first time Ismail Sabri has been accused of flamboyance.

In June 2022, he wore a red and pink short-sleeved Burberry shirt for S$2,190.

Fahmi Fadzil, an opposition member of parliament, said: malaysian kini Ismail Sabri says more attention should have been paid to clothing choices, especially as others face rising costs of living.

“At a time when more and more people are suffering from soaring prices, the prime minister should not be seen as isolated from the reality of the Rakyat (ordinary people),” he said. Said.

However, not everyone thought his shoe choice was a problem.

Some argued that people online should “calm down” and not blame Ismail Sabri for choosing to wear these expensive shoes.

1 commenter As long as the prime minister is appropriately dressed and not wearing something inappropriate like flip-flops, there is no need to discuss what the prime minister wears.

another commenter He said that if the prime minister could afford the shoes, others should not comment on them.

He also added that the debate was “getting really loud.”

Top image taken from Lawrence Wong/FB and Hermes USA.



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