In response to the account @NaratifRakyat on Twitter who had slandered his lavish choice of footwear days after wearing chapels to office, PM Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had clarified through a response tweet stating that it was indeed a gift from the Sultan of Johor two years ago.
The allegedly expensive black sneakers in issue cost more than RM5,500. Anwar refused to utilise a Mercedes S600 for official business, yet he was observed wearing expensive, branded shoes, a Twitter user earlier said in jest.
In his tweet, the PM affirmed that "You're welcome to question me, but please avoid spreading slanderous narrative." Another Twitter user pointed out something else in defence of the new PM:
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