Muhyiddin chairs first Cabinet meeting

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PRIME Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today chaired the new government’s first cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra.

The meeting, which started at 9.25am, was attended by all 31 ministers who were sworn in yesterday.

Muhyiddin and the ministers posed for a group photo just before the start of the meeting.

On Monday, Muhyiddin announced his cabinet line-up, and for the first time in Malaysian administrative history, it did not include a deputy prime minister.

The prime minister instead announced the appointment of four senior ministers – Mohamed Azmin Ali as international trade and industry minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob as defence minister, Fadillah Yusof as works minister and Mohd Radzi Md Jidin as education minister.

The ministers were sworn in before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Melawati yesterday.

Muhyiddin, 72, was sworn in as prime minister on March 1.

Also present in today’s meeting was Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali and Deputy Chief Secretary (Cabinet) Farizah Ahmad. – Bernama

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