Muhyiddin to appease disgruntled partners with state agency, GLC appointments

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin named 70 ministers and deputy ministers after taking office. PHOTO: REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - A host of ruling lawmakers are set to be appointed to various state agencies as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin seeks to tighten his grip over the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition government that he leads.

He named 70 ministers and deputy ministers after taking office, the second largest administration ever to be assembled in Malaysia. But many leaders in the loose coalition, especially from Umno, remained disgruntled.

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