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.
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:
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: