Azmin: 'Cry baby' tweet was directed at myself

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  • Friday, 29 Mar 2019

GOMBAK: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pic) says he is no position to give advice to Nurul Izzah Anwar.

"Who am I to be giving advice (to Nurul Izzah)?" he told reporters at the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) building in Gombak on Friday (March 29).

Azmin, who is also Economic Affairs Minister, said this after he was asked if a recent tweet of his was aimed at Nurul Izzah, the Permatang Pauh MP.

On March 24, Azmin had tweeted: "This country needs doers who are prepared to tough it out all the way, not cry babies. Whatever it takes, we must make it work – if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen," he posted.

When asked whom the tweet was directed at, Azmin replied that he was merely giving advice to himself.

His tweet came following Nurul Izzah's interview with Singapore's The Straits Times, which gained much public attention as she had referred to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a "former dictator".

She had also said she was "broken-hearted" since the Pakatan Harapan coalition took over the country's reins in May last year.

Azmin's "cry babies" tweet also seemed to draw the ire of PKR president and Nurul Izzah's father Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who said Azmin needed to "cool down".

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