Anwar to announce cabinet line-up this evening

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Members of the press have learnt that a press conference would be held in Putrajaya later this evening.

Although the Prime Minister’s Office did not specify the nature of the press conference, it is believed to be related to the cabinet line-up.

“I have decided to present (the list of names) to Tuanku, and God willing, I will announce the cabinet line-up this evening,” Anwar said in his speech during a kenduri rakyat (feast for the people) event.

According to the premier, he had discussed with Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah several times to make sure that the cabinet can be formed as soon as possible.

He said there were hundreds who are qualified to be in the cabinet, but only a small number could make it to the list.

“Because we do not want too many ministers and special ambassadors with minister’s rank.


“Because we want to save the country’s money to give back to the rakyat.”

Anwar is currently in his constituency in Tambun, Perak, his first visit there since assuming the prime minister’s post.

He was also quoted as saying that the newly-sworn in cabinet members would attend a special meeting on Monday.