Datuk Aliff Syukri, the founder of local cosmetics brand D'Herbs, has nominated himself to be the next Prime Minister (PM) of Malaysia
On Tuesday, 17 August, the businessman uploaded a photo of a filled out form on Instagram along with the caption, "If there is good fortune, it'll go nowhere. Pray that everything will go smoothly."
The fake application form, which included his photo and other personal details, stated that it was for the position of Malaysia's ninth Prime Minister.
The millionaire is confident that he is more fit for the role compared to other local politicians
When contacted by mStar, he said, "Why wouldn't I be worthy? What do I lack? I'm just applying, who knows if my application would be approved?"
"If I were given the chance, God willing, I will do the best for Malaysian citizens because I am confident that I am the best candidate," he added.
His post garnered a lot of attention from netizens and other public figures.
Many pondered on what would actually happen if he were to be elected as Prime Minister.
His own mother, who often calls him by the nickname 'Kri', commented on the post and wrote, "Hahaha Kri looking for a reason to get bashed. I will be the first person to rebel."
Meanwhile, entrepreneur Wak Doyok said, "Datuk, even when managing your domestic helpers, you scream and yell. And you want to manage 30 million citizens?"
Meanwhile, other netizens joked about how he would lead the country with his flamboyant attitude.
"If he became PM, there might be a TikTok every day of him delivering an address," read one comment.
"I support Datuk. Hope you will give RM1 million per household," wrote another user.
According to Article 40(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution, the appointment of the Prime Minister is an undoubted discretionary function of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Meanwhile, House Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun has issued a notice to all MPs to nominate a name among them to become the next Prime Minister: