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No Cabinet reshuffle, says Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 6): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) today dismissed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle that would reportedly take place after the Chinese New Year festival, saying there was no such thing.

“No reshuffle, no change. I stick with the same (Cabinet ministers),” he told reporters after attending the Chinese New Year ‘open house’ hosted by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) here.

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Dr Mahathir was asked to comment on a recent blog post claiming that Economic Affairs Minister Datuk  Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali would be appointed deputy prime minister after the Chinese New Year.

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said yesterday she had not heard anything about a Cabinet reshuffle after the Chinese New Year festival.

The Deputy Prime Minister said any decision on changes to the Cabinet was the prerogative of the Prime Minister, Tun 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) yesterday.

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