KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek denied recent talk of his resignation, saying that he was not bothered about such rumours.
"There is no need for me to answer the question as the issue does not arise at all.
"For me, what is important is that I am here to discharge my duty and responsibility to the rakyat and will continue to do so sincerely and in the best of my abilities," he told reporters after a walkabout at the Pudu Urban Transformation Centre on Monday.
Earlier, before the press conference, members of the media were requested by ministry officials to refrain from asking on the rumours and to confine their questions to ministerial issues.
Last Friday, the ministry issued a media statement denying rumours of Hasan's resignation which were circulating among bloggers and Facebook users on Thursday.