KUCHING (SNN) – Dr. Mahathir Muhamad, the new Prime Minister of Malaysia announced his new cabinet this afternoon, just before 4:00 PM in Kuala Lumpur. He was flanked by Tan Sri Muhiyiddin Yassin, Lim Guan Eng and Haji Muhammad Sabu in a hall full with journalists from all over the world. Seen missing was Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, the Deputy Prime Minister. To their disappointment, the Prime Minister did not have a full cabinet yet.
He announced the following: Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Muhammad; Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Wan Dr. Azizah Wan Ismail; Minister of Home Affair, Tan Sri Muhiyiddin Yassain; Minister for Defence, Muhammad Sabu and Minister of Finance, Datuk Lim Guan Eng.
Tun Dr. Mahathir informed the press that 7 more ministerial posts are still considered and discussed including posts for Sabah and Sarawak.
Council of Elders
To the delight of the journalists Tun Mahathir has formed Council of Elders consisting of prominent scholars, businessmen and managers. They are: Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Ungku Aziz, Tan Sri Hassan Merican, Tan Sri Robert Kuok and Professor Dr. K. S. Jomo.
Breaking News … Najib Quited
In another part of the city of Kuala Lumpur at 3:00 PM, the defeated former Prime Minister and President of UMNO and Barisan Nasional tendered his resignation from the party and the coalition. Following the drubbing of the party in the recent general election on the 9th May 2018 party members demanded his resignation. It was sad and unfortunate how Najib destroyed the party that delivered the independence of Malaysia on the eve of its 60th anniversarry on the 11 May 2018.