Mahathir kicks off official duty as new Malaysian PM with govt top brass meeting

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chaired a meeting with ministry secretaries-general to explain the functions and roles of the new government on May 14, 2018.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chaired a meeting with ministry secretaries-general to explain the functions and roles of the new government on May 14, 2018.PHOTO: TWITTER/DRALIHAMSA
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chaired a meeting with ministry secretaries-general to explain the functions and roles of the new government on May 14, 2018.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chaired a meeting with ministry secretaries-general to explain the functions and roles of the new government on May 14, 2018.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad with Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, on May 14, 2018.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad with Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, on May 14, 2018.PHOTO: TWITTER/DRALIHAMSA

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrived on Monday (May 14) to chair a meeting with ministry secretaries-general to explain the functions and roles of the new government.

He was seen arriving in a black Proton Perdana at 9.10am at the Yayasan Perdana Leadership Foundation in Malaysia.

 

Earlier, the Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa's official car was also seen arriving at the foundation at about 8.30am.

Three ministerial positions have already been announced - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Muhyiddin Yassin as the Home Minister, Democratic Action Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as Finance Minister and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu as Defence Minister.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has also been named Deputy Prime Minister.

Tun Dr Mahathir is also scheduled to meet the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, in the same location at noon.