Malaysia: Cabinet to remain as is, says Guan Eng

  • Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng denied submitting a list of names to the prime minister for a Cabinet reshuffle, saying the line-up will remain according to status quo.
  • On talk that Dr Mahathir Mohamad had announced this at a Cabinet meeting on 21 Aug 19, he said the meeting had been on government administrative matters.
  • Lim also said the meeting had been with key members of the Cabinet, not party leaders, and denied knowledge of whether former minister Mustapa Mohamed would be joining the line-up.
  • Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who was also present, likewise denied knowledge of the matter, saying she is neither a party leader nor in the select committee.
  • The Star daily had quoted sources as saying that Mahathir had informed ministers in their weekly Cabinet meeting that there would be a reshuffle of portfolios, with changes to be announced in as soon as a week.

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