Notwithstanding future challenges, the new Cabinet line-up is here to stay and will serve until the next general election, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The Prime Minister believes there should not be any further changes to his Cabinet and expressed hope that they would perform their duties effectively.
“I hope that no new issues and problems will arise.
“This is so that we can use the next four years until the next general election to deliver what has been planned and promised,” he told reporters after announcing the Cabinet reshuffle yesterday.
Anwar said the reshuffle was needed to ensure a more effective administration.
“The changes took into account issues such as economic growth and to ensure problems faced by the people concerning cost of living are tackled effectively.
“We also need to look into Malaysia’s position on the international stage. This has changed the roles and responsibilities of the Foreign Ministry,” he said.
He also noted that issues related to education as well as higher education have also changed.
“This is particularly so as we explore new fields and areas especially artificial intelligence and digital transformation. Because of this, I have to re-think (the Cabinet make-up) and make some adjustments,” he added.
Anwar said that he had consulted leaders of all the main parties in the unity government on the changes and had presented his proposal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who consented to the new appointments. – The Star