MUHYIDDIN ANNOUNCES CABINET WITHOUT DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

SHARIFAH NURLIZA SYED MOHAMMAD

KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 (Bernama) – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced his cabinet of 31 ministers, and for the first time in Malaysian history, no deputy prime minister was named.

The prime minister instead announced the appointment of four senior ministers, namely Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali as International Trade and Industry Minister; Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as Defence Minister; Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof as Works Minister; and Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin as Education Minister.

The announcement was made by Muhyiddin in a special press conference at Perdana Putra here today.

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