Malaysia’s DPM says she has not heard anything about a Cabinet reshuffle

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 5 (NNN-BERNAMA) – Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, said today, she had not heard anything about a Cabinet reshuffle, after the Chinese New Year.

She said, any decision on changes to the Cabinet was the prerogative of the Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“That you have to ask the Prime Minister because I have not heard anything about a Cabinet reshuffle,” she told reporters, after attending the Chinese New Year ‘open house’ organised by the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), here.

Dr Wan Azizah was asked to comment on a blog post yesterday, claiming that Economic Affairs Minister, Mohamed Azmin Ali, would be appointed deputy prime minister after the Chinese New Year.

Following the blog post, speculation has strengthened on the possible appointment of Mohamed Azmin as deputy prime minister, because, talk is that Dr Mahathir has been giving him important assignments, including making him chairman of the Kelantan State Action Council and, possibly, to also head the proposed body similar to the previous National Economic Action Council.– NNN-BERNAMA