No plans for Malaysia’s Cabinet reshuffle right now

MALAYSIA, Nov 15, 2018. Hanis Zainal, The Star. Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad says that there is no plan of a Cabinet reshuffle at the moment, reported The Star.

“I am not going to, but they might want, they might insist so I will have to consider.

“For my part, I have not decided about reshuffling,” Dr. Mahathir told reporters during a press conference at the 33rd Asean Summit in Singapore today (Thursday).

When asked about who “they” were, he said named the other parties in the Pakatan Harapan coalition.

“Maybe other parties – PKR, DAP, or Amanah,” he said.

He said that he was reluctant to reshuffle the Cabinet as it was still recently formed.

“As far as I am concerned we are only a six month-old Cabinet, it is difficult to assess the performance of a Cabinet (in such short period).

“I don’t want to be changing freely just like that because it leads to a lack of confidence,” he added.

To a question on public concern over the performance of several Ministers in the Cabinet, he answered that the Ministers needed to be given a chance to prove themselves.

“We give them a chance, they are new, we have to talk to them.

“I must admit that they are not familiar with being the Government, they are familiar with being the Opposition.

“So some of the things they do reflect their position as the Opposition before,” he said.

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