Malaysia Defence Minister: I'm not quitting

Malaysia Defence Minister: I'm not quitting
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein

PETALING JAYA - Negative spin - that's how Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has described speculation that he may resign from the Cabinet soon.

"No i am not - 'negative spin' by some irresponsible people," he tweeted Wednesday morning, in response to a Twitter follower who asked if he was really quitting.

Since Tuesday, social media has been rife with rumours that Hishammuddin might quit within 48 hours, following his tweeted response to the Prime Minister's reported ultimatum to Cabinet members last Friday.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had reportedly told the Cabinet to "stand with him or resign" over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.

In response, Hishammuddin had tweeted that he agreed with the ultimatum but set three conditions - that there be rationalisation of 1MDB, accountability and transparency.

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