Noorazlan said he did not sleep for 48 hours and purposely kept a low profile during the walk.
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Taxi driver Noorazlan Ismail, 49, denied accusations by some parties that he was involved with a particular political party.
Noorazlan earned his 15 minutes of fame after claiming he walked an incredible distance from Skudai, Johor to Istana Negara.
He claimed to have walked 312 kilometres to demand for the withdrawal of Employee Provident Fund (KWSP) savings on a one-off basis for those affected financially.
In a live interview on Facebook with influencer Syarul Ema Rena Abu Samah or Ratu Naga, Noorazlan explained all the accusations and criticisms thrown at him.
According to him, the walk which began from the Skudai toll plaza was done of his own volition.
It happened without instruction or collaboration with political parties.
I did walk 312 kilometres from Skudai to Istana, so any party that says I have a ride from a politician or a driver, please show proof and tell me where the driver is.Taxi driver Noorazlan Ismail challenging his critics.
On the issue of his family not supporting him and why he did not share any footage during the trip, Noorazlan calmly responded to the allegations.
He explained they are not with him on the journey because it is his mission, and he didn’t want them to bear the same burden.
My mother sent me to the Skudai Toll, so why are the allegations that my family were ashamed and did not allow me to do this mission?Taxi driver Noorazlan Ismail saying his family did not object to his mission.
Noorazlan claimed that after he reached Pagoh, there were a lot of incoming calls from certain parties.
For context, Pagoh is the constituency of former prime minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He was worried that someone would come and take him home, so he did not upload his current location on social media.
If something like that happens, then my efforts and mission to show the government that I am in distress will fail; that is why I did not show where I was, not for another reason.Taxi driver Noorazlan Ismail on why there are no footages of him doing the walk.
Concluding his conversation, Noorazlan hoped that all parties would stop speculating about the mission’s purpose.
He also reiterated that there was no hidden agenda, and he was not associated with any political party.
Noorazlan Ismail cium tangan Muhyiddin selaku master puppet KWSP pic.twitter.com/WbcZoZ0cw6— Tok Perak (@TokPerak8) April 5, 2023
How Long Can A Man Walk In A Day?
Suspicions arose the moment he reached Istana Negara at the end of his walk.
Noorazlan was dressed smartly in a suit and appeared relaxed.
The duration it took for him to accomplish his goal had also raised eyebrows.
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Tahu2 dah sampai dah istana negara.Dia ikot jalan dalam ke?.Tak nampak pon kat highway Nilai-Sg Besi dia jalan kaki.Kau nak masuk Komando jalan kaki 160KM,kau tengok muka komando bila sampai.Muka hitam lunyai tapak kaki https://t.co/a0xutUwX07 relaks je siap pakai Blezer kikiki pic.twitter.com/sbdzHm38Og— Abdul Rani Kulup Fans (@KulupFans) April 3, 2023
In response, Noorazlan claimed he did not sleep for 48 hours to accomplish his goal.
He also mentioned that he did not post on social media during the walk on the advice of the police.
Full story: https://t.co/MMdl2HPieT— malaysiakini.com (@malaysiakini) April 6, 2023
Noorazlan Ismail, the 49-year-old taxi driver who claimed to have walked from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur to draw attention to his plight, said he has gone as much as two days without sleep in achieving his feat. pic.twitter.com/ZyOmVV3rkL
Ditanya mengapa pada suatu ketika dia berhenti mengkemas kini media sosial mengenai perjalanan tersebut Noorazlan menjelaskan tindakan tersebut dibuat atas nasihat polis.https://t.co/IdsCmKcNmD— Firdaus Azil (@FirdausAzil) April 6, 2023
Noorazlan had also been the subject of ridicule by netizens.
Netizens pointed out that he even outdone army commandoes and should represent the country in the Olympics.
Some netizens have offered monetary reward for evidence that he actually walked the talk.
Anyone with such evidence can claim as much as RM20,000 from netizens.
Considering that some people gave items such as shoes and clothing to Noorazlan during the walk as told by himself, it should not be hard for someone to step up and claim the prize money.
Dah 2 hari tapi masih takde sekoq pun dari Pembangkang PN-PAS yang mampu tunjuk BUKTI bahawa "Noorazlan Ismail bukan SCAMMER".— Dr. Maslin Sis 🇲🇾 (@BN4everTN5O) April 6, 2023
Takpe aku upkan sampai RM 20,000.00 kalau mampu tunjuk BUKTI 😁 #NoorazlanIsmailScam #PNscam https://t.co/0ZIhV99Mig pic.twitter.com/tTALSI0nup