PETALING JAYA: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has demanded senior defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein’s resignation after he was caught breaching Covid-19 SOPs at an event in Johor.
Yeoh said the breach, at an MIC event, was “unforgivable” given that Hishammuddin chairs the Covid-19 Quartet Ministers’ Meeting and is charged with managing and announcing Covid SOPs.
“This is a grave leadership failure and Hishammuddin must resign or be removed as a senior minister.
“Hishammuddin should not be put in charge of managing and announcing Covid SOPs at the national level anymore,” she said in a statement today.
Yeoh questioned how the public could trust him in deciding SOPs moving forward.
Hishammuddin had been caught on video mingling in a crowd during the launch of the Johor MIC Brigade in Kota Iskandar yesterday.
He later admitted in a tweet he was in the wrong and that “no one is above the law”, including himself.
Health minister Khairy Jamaluddin subsequently ordered a compound notice to be issued to him after violating physical distancing rules.
MIC president SA Vigneswaran and Johor BN chairman Hasni Mohammad, who is also the incumbent Johor menteri besar, were also issued compound notices for breaching SOPs.