Ismail Sabri tells well-heeled to stop insulting medic frontliners

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  • Friday, 10 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: All parties, even those in "kayangan" (the elite group), are urged to cooperate fully with frontliners in the fight against Covid-19, as the virus does not discriminate between classes of people, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said he was aware that some from the "kluster kayangan" (the rich and well to do) shouted and insulted frontliners, even calling them dogs.

"I hope everyone realises that the virus does not recognise whether someone is from the skies or the ground.

"Even the rich can fall prey to the virus, so no one class of people is spared from the virus," he told a press a conference on Friday (April 10).

If such people continued to insult the frontliners, Ismail Sabri said, legal action could be taken against those who disrupt the duties of civil servants.

"I hope those who are supposed to be 'high-class' will be more civilised to others and give their full cooperation to the frontliners, especially doctors and nurses.

"Your high standing in society does not guarantee you are safe from the virus," he said.

Sabri was commenting on a viral posting that depicted those from the well-to-do group insulting the frontliners with crude words, including calling them dogs.

The group was complaining unreasonably about the "treatment" they received from the doctors and nurses.

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