Talk of Malaysia's Cabinet reshuffle persists

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (centre) with other Cabinet members (from far left) Education Minister Maszlee Malik, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu. P
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (centre) with other Cabinet members (from far left) Education Minister Maszlee Malik, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PM Mahathir could change members of government team after his party's polls

Speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle in Malaysia, just over a year after the 28-member line-up was completed, refuses to go away - amid Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's deflection of questions over a group photo taken after a meeting last Friday.

The peculiar photo call came a day before his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) agreed to amend its Constitution so that party polls can be postponed by up to 18 months.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2019, with the headline 'Talk of Malaysia's Cabinet reshuffle persists'. Print Edition | Subscribe