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Thursday, 17 May 2018 | MYT 11:22 PM

Dr M a Bata man

PETALING JAYA: With the new Education Minister, it's first to Bata and then to school.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who also holds the Education portfolio, was spotted with a pair of Bata Men Sandal Brown leading many online to praise his thrifty ways.

This prompted the admin of the local Bata Facebook page to share a picture of the sandals, touting it as the hottest accessory this Ramadan.

“Ramadan 2018 hottest selling accessory, as worn by Tun M! Check it out at your nearest Bata outlets or our online store at http://bit.ly/bata-brown-sandal,” read the caption.

The sandals retail for RM11.99 and are available in sizes 5 to 9.

According to a portal, the sandals were first spotted by Instagram user @azranshah, who posted a photo of Dr Mahathir and his footwear at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya.

His friend later added this caption.

“Saw this from a friend’s story, our humble Tun need no Gucci or Hermes, just Bata is good to go. Love you Tun,” he said in a post, with a scribbled red arrow pointing at the sandals.