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Minor reshuffle in the pipeline?

  • Several ministers have confirmed that Tun Mahathir will announce the new cabinet line-up soon. Mustapa could be a new face. Sin Chew Daily file photo

PETALING JAYA, Aug 22 (Sin Chew Daily) -- Based on the information made available to Sin Chew Daily, it is very likely for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to have a minor reshuffle of the cabinet.

Several ministers have confirmed that Tun Mahathir will announce the new cabinet line-up soon, but it is yet to be known whether there will be any new face.

A cabinet source told Sin Chew Daily, “Yes, PM has told the ministers there will be adjustments to their ministerial positions.”

A PKR source has pointed out that there will be a minor cabinet reshuffle that will probably only affect PPBM.

“Probably very minor changes such as Mustapa Mohamed's appointment as minister, but again only PPBM will be affected.”

However, a minister from Amanah told Sin Chew Daily there would not be any cabinet reshuffle, as Tun Mahathir never mentioned the word “reshuffle” in yesterday's cabinet meeting.

If Mustapa is to be appointed a minister, he will likely head either the finance, economic affairs, or international trade and industry ministry.

Nevertheless, another source has pointed out that all East Malaysian minsters will not be affected because the prime minister only met with Pakatan Harapan ministers yesterday, not including Parti Warisan Sabah.

As such, if Mustapa is to be appointed a minister, he will likely not head the international trade and industry portfolio, which is now helmed by Ignatius Darell Leiking from Warisan.

 

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