By John Isaac
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has accepted the cabinet line-up presented by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri today.
In a statement, Istana Negara said the King had an audience with Ismail Sabri at 11am for an hour and a half at Istana Abdulaziz di Kuantan, Pahang.
“During the audience, His Majesty consented to the list of new cabinet ministers from Ismail Sabri following his appointment as the ninth prime minister on Aug 21, 2021.
“This is the second audience Ismail Sabri had since he was appointed as the prime minister.
“The first audience (with the King) was after the swearing-in ceremony on Aug 21, 2021.
“After the audience, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong had the pleasure of hosting a lunch for the Prime Minister at the palace,” the statement read.
Earlier this morning, Ismail Sabri landed at the Kuantan Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base about 10.30am and arrived at the palace at 10.53am.
After the audience, Ismail Sabri left the palace at Indera Mahkota, Kuantan about 1.38pm without speaking to the media gathered outside the main entrance. – NST