Ismail Sabri is DPM, Hisham now senior minister

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Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been appointed deputy prime minister and Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has been promoted to senior minister, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Ismail will continue to be Defence Minister.

Hishammuddin has been appointed as the Senior Foreign Minister and as a senior minister he would head the security cluster which was previously under Ismail Sabri.

The appointments have been approved by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and are effective immediately, the PMO said in a statement.