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Did Ismail Sabri Order Maybach Pullman S 650 Limo?!

Did Ismail Sabri Order Maybach Pullman S 650 Limo?!

Did former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri order a Mercedes-Benz S 650 Maybach Pullman limousine that costs RM3.8 million?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ismail Sabri Ordered Maybach Pullman S 650 Limo!

At the end of November 2022, this message (together with a link and a screenshot) went viral on WhatsApp and social media, claiming to be evidence that former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri ordered a Mercedes-Benz S 650 Maybach Pullman limousine that costs RM3.8 million!

It also alleged that new Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is expected to auction off the Maybach Pullman S 650 limousine, instead of using it.

Previous PM, Ismail Sabri order a MAYBACH Pullman Benz S650, RM3,800,000 without any Tax!!

Anwar refused to use it, but soon expected for Auction it!

Note : I placed a FALSE overlay to prevent the viral message from being further abused.

 

Claim : Ismail Sabri Ordered Maybach Pullman S 650 Limo!

That is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : A Mercedes-Benz S600 Was Ordered, Not S 650 Maybach Pullman

On 28 November 2022, the new Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim spoke out about this claim.

He confirmed that a vehicle was ordered by a previous Prime Minister, but did not specific who it was.

He also confirmed that the model was a Mercedes-Benz S600 limousine, not the Maybach Pullman S 650.

Fact #2 : Mercedes-Benz S600 Is Different From S 650 Maybach Pullman

Both the S600 and the S 650 Maybach Pullman limousines are from the same company – Mercedes-Benz. However, they are completely different vehicles.

The S600 is an S-class sedan which seats four people. It has been discontinued, but was priced at over RM1.7 million when it was launched in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the S 650 Maybach Pullman is an ultra-premium stretch limousine that is much longer than the Mercedes-Benz S600, seating six people.

It is also significantly more expensive, with a base price of around half a million euros or about RM2.3 million.

Fact #3 : Mercedes-Benz S600 Order Was Cancelled

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim also said that he cancelled the order for the Mercedes-Benz S600 limousine, so there was no need to auction it off, as the viral message claimed.

The Mercedes has not arrived yet, so I’m using this (Toyota Camry), okay? (I’ll just use) any car that’s available.

Actually, this (the S-class Mercedes) was ordered by a previous prime minister, but I checked to see whether we could cancel. (Thankfully) we could.

Anwar Ibrahim also said that no new official car will be purchased for his use, and no renovations would be carried out at his office, as part of a new culture against public funds wastage.

Fact #4 : Mercedes-Benz S600 Purchased Over Two Administrations

Interestingly, Berita Harian said that the purchase of the Mercedes-Benz S600 was first mooted during the Muhyiddin Yassin government, but only approved during the Ismail Sabri Yaakob government.

 

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GE15 : No Toll + Public Holidays On November 18, 19!

November 18 and 19 will be public holidays, with no toll charges, to allow Malaysians to travel home to vote in GE15!

 

GE15 : No Toll + Public Holidays On November 18, 19!

On Monday, 14 November 2022, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri, announced that November 18 and 19 will be public holidays, to allow Malaysians to travel home to vote in the 15th General Election (GE15).

Saturday, November 19, was declared a public holiday as some private companies operate on Saturdays, and this would free their employees to vote in the general election.

In addition, private vehicles travelling on highways will not have to pay toll charges on those two days – November 18 and 19, 2022.

The free toll will apply to highways provided by 30 concessionaires, and start from 12:01 AM on November 18, and end on 11:59 PM on November 19.

I know many have been waiting for the announcement and I hereby announce a public holiday for November 18 and 19.

We want to make sure Malaysians can exercise their rights as clearly stipulated in the Federal Constitution. No one can prevent a citizen from exercising their right to vote

The state governments of Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Selangor had earlier declared November 18 as a public holiday. So this declaration by the Prime Minister ensures that all Malaysians will have sufficient time to travel back to vote.

 

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Did Malaysia PM Refer To Queen Elizabeth II As Male?

Did Prime Minister of Malaysia Ismail Sabri Yaakob refer to Queen Elizabeth II as male in his formal condolences?!

Take a look at the viral screenshot, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Malaysia PM Referred To Queen Elizabeth II As Male!

People are sharing a screenshot of a Facebook post by Malaysia Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in which he apparently referred to her as “male”.

The person who created it highlighted portions of the official statement in which the Prime Minister apparently referred to her Majesty as “male”.

His Majesty who is also the longest-serving ruler in the history of the world is known for his dedicated nature in protecting the welfare of his people.

His service in maintaining the good relationship of the United Kingdom and countries around the world including
Malaysia is always remembered and appreciated.

I hope His Royal family and the people continue to be strong in facing this challenge.

 

Truth : Malaysia PM Did NOT Refer To Queen Elizabeth II As Male!

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, is known for his poor command of the English language. So it is not surprising to see Malaysian netizens poke fun at him for that.

However, this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Official statements, especially on matters of great import, would certainly be vetted by government officials before they are posted.

It would have been a major faux pas if Ismail Sabri wrote and posted his own message without first getting it vetted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is after all, official communication from one government to another.

And so, when Ismail Sabri posted the message, it came in two versions – Bahasa Melayu (Malay) and in English:

Bagi pihak Kerajaan Malaysia, saya merakamkan ucapan takziah kepada Kerajaan dan rakyat United Kingdom berikutan kemangkatan Ratu Elizabeth II.

Legasi pemerintahan Baginda Ratu Elizabeth II akan terus dikenang. Baginda akan selalu dihormati atas komitmen yang tidak berbelah bahagi ke atas Komanwel, dan sumbangan berterusan Baginda dalam usaha mengukuhkan hubungan dua hala antara United Kingdom dan Malaysia.

Doa kami sentiasa bersama rakyat United Kingdom dalam menempuhi waktu sukar ini. Semoga roh Baginda bersemadi dengan tenang.

——

On behalf of the Government of Malaysia, I offer my deepest condolences to the Government and people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will always be remembered for her selfless devotion to her service. She will be respected dearly for her unwavering commitment to the Commonwealth and her contribution in efforts to strengthen bilateral ties between the United Kingdom and Malaysia.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved people of the United Kingdom during this time of mourning and sorrow. May Her Majesty’s soul rest in peace.

The person who created the fake news intentionally used Facebook’s machine translation feature to automatically translate the Bahasa Melayu version into English, even though there is already an official English version of the message.

Because Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is gender neutral and does not differentiate between he or she, the machine translation automatically defaults to the male pronoun – he / his / him, except where it refers to the Queen specifically.

Hence, the viral screenshot is genuine, but it does not show the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, referring to Queen Elizabeth as male. It only shows the limit of machine translation.

In the screenshot, you can also see Malay > English at the top of the translation – yet more proof that this was translated from Bahasa Melayu (Malay).

Now that you know the facts, please help us fight FAKE NEWS by sharing this article with your family and friends!

 

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