Cabinet changes possible after PKR polls: Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad talks about domestic Malaysian politics and how things are shaping up since taking office six months ago.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained that as Prime Minister, he needed people in his Cabinet whom he is comfortable with.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained that as Prime Minister, he needed people in his Cabinet whom he is comfortable with.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

But Malaysian PM maintains he has final say on whether he would accept the candidates

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is open to reshuffling his Cabinet following the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) elections that concluded last weekend - just six months after Malaysia's first-ever change of government.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim won the presidency of PKR - the largest party in Parliament - uncontested, but a divisive contest during the party elections saw the camp backing him decimated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2018, with the headline 'Cabinet changes possible after PKR polls: Mahathir'. Print Edition | Subscribe