Deputy Minister for Works Eddin Syazlee Shith said he was not feeling well when he attended a graduation ceremony on Saturday where he was caught dozing off in the middle of the event.
Eddin, 47, was invited to attend the ceremony at a school in Kuala Pilah, a district which he also represents in parliament. He tweeted about being unwell yesterday after a video surfaced of him snoozing on stage.
“Eddin was not feeling well but braved through the ceremony that he was invited to,” a tweet by the Kuala Pilah MP said. It did not indicate why he was feeling under the weather.
The tweet went on to say that Eddin had donated an unspecified amount of money to the school, Sekolah Menengah Agama Sains Kuala Pilah, so that it can afford a new bus and air-conditioners for the school hall.
The minute-long clip of Eddin slumped in his chair and sleeping has been viewed more than 600,000 since it was published online by @Maliqueredzuan on Saturday. The footage also showed individuals attempting to wake him up after the event’s emcee called for him.
Among the reactions to Eddin’s excuse for sleeping onstage were those that said he should have stayed at home.
“During the pandemic, if you’re not feeling well, just stay at home,” Twitter user @Dianaazaini said.
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