[PHOTOS] The End Of Kuih Memes, Ismail Sabri's Batik Tops, And Daily Briefings

Kuih or the Senior Minister of Security's batik shirts? Netizens will surely miss seeing Ismail Sabri's colourful weekend outfits.

Cover image via Harian Metro/YouTube & Emilia Puteri/Blogspot

On Sunday, 14 June, Senior Minister of Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that he will no longer be holding daily security briefings

During yesterday's broadcast, Ismail mentioned that his live security briefings about the various movement control orders will be reduced to three times weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

He cautioned the public to continue adhering to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and practising social distancing despite the reduced number of briefings. 

Yesterday's security briefing.

Image via Harian Metro/YouTube

Ismail joked that, from now on, it is unlikely he will be seen wearing his colourful batik shirts that have inspired memes comparing him to desserts

Aside from thanking the frontliners, their families, and the public for their efforts in fighting COVID-19, the minister said, "Today is also the last day I will be going live on the weekend. After this, there may no longer be colourful batik that have become the basis of your kuih and drink [jokes]."

He was referring to the many netizens who have created collages comparing Ismail's colourful batik tops to local kuih, desserts, and drinks which share similar colour schemes with the shirts.

A Facebook post from 1 May shows Ismail acknowledging netizens' creativity with a compilation of his favourite comparisons. 

"My clothes have become kuih… Thank you netizens for entertaining both myself and all Malaysians. Have fun breaking fast with my kuih shirts…"

A quick scroll through the comments on Ismail's Facebook page reveals numerous hilarious collages reimagining the minister's outfits as food. Here are some of our favourites:

1. Kek lapis and jelly

2. Pulut tai tai

3. Red velvet cake

4. Apam puri

5. Cream puff

6. Durian seri muka

7. Strawberry ice blended drink

8. Oreo sprinkle brookie

9. Talam keladi

10. Shaved iced and more jelly

However, this may not be the end of the memes just yet as even Ismail's plainer outfits have managed to inspire these collages

Food has been the source of inspiration for many outfits, including the 2017 and 2019 Miss Universe Malaysia dresses:

This Thai woman proves that anyone can look like a celebrity using just a few household items:

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