Mahathir expected to switch portfolios of some ministers

There is talk that former ministers Mustapa Mohamad (top) and Hamzah Zainuddin could be back in the Malaysian Cabinet.
There is talk that former ministers Mustapa Mohamad (above) and Hamzah Zainuddin could be back in the Malaysian Cabinet.
There is talk that former ministers Mustapa Mohamad (top) and Hamzah Zainuddin could be back in the Malaysian Cabinet.
There is talk that former ministers Mustapa Mohamad and Hamzah Zainuddin (above) could be back in the Malaysian Cabinet.

Move comes as Malaysians grow disenchanted with PH govt

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad will reshuffle his ministers' portfolios, sources told The Straits Times, confirming months of speculation during which the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition's approval ratings have suffered.

However, it is understood that while the Prime Minister has acknowledged the poor performance of some of the 27 ministers in his 15-month-old administration, he told the Cabinet on Wednesday there will not be a change of personnel, but portfolios.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2019, with the headline 'Mahathir expected to switch portfolios of some ministers'. Print Edition | Subscribe