It was a gift from Sultan Johor, Anwar said on a pair of expensive shoes

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today has denied that he had purchased a pair of shoes worth more than RM5,000.

In a Twitter post, the premier said the shoes were a gift from the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.

"(The shoes) were a gift from Tuanku Sultan Johor two years ago. It's fine if you want to question me, but do not make a slanderous narrative," he wrote.

Earlier, Naratif Rakyat in a post had questioned Anwar's expensive shoes, despite the Tambun member of parliament recently refusing to use a Mercedes S600 car provided by the Prime Minister's Department for work, as well when he wore chapal on his first day in office.

"Pung pang pung pang tolak S600 Mercedes, pakai Chapal (Rejected S600 Mercedes (for work) and wore Chapal (to work)).

"Hari ni dah upgred ke kasut berharga lebih daripada RM5,500 (Today, already upgraded to a pair of shoes worth more than RM5,500) Masyukkkkkkk PM #KitaBoleh," wrote Naratif Rakyat.

Anwar had on his first media conference as the prime minister said he would not take up the prime minister's salary.

Recently, Anwar refused to use a Mercedes S600 provided for him for work.

The move, he said, was to reduce additional expenses to be made for him, hence he decided to use whichever vehicle was available at the office for work.

On his first day at the office, Anwar was pictured sporting the chapal footwear.

Anwar took the oath to office as the country's 10th prime minister last Thursday.

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