No Cabinet reshuffle, wait for this Wednesday…

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(Picture for representational purposes only) Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin along with the Cabinet ministers after the first Cabinet meeting of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government at the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 11 MARCH 2020. cabinet reshuffle
(Picture for representational purposes only) Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin along with the Cabinet ministers after the first Cabinet meeting of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government at the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya.PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 11 MARCH 2020.

By Kasthuri Jeevendran

KUALA LUMPUR – After several brouhaha about the change of government when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim alleged that he has obtained a strong support to form a new government, the latest rumours said that there is a possible Cabinet reshuffle this morning following a ‘negotiation’ by several leaders from Perikatan Nasional (PN).

Whatever decision about the support to the Prime Minister, change of government and even the latest terms and conditions imposed on the registration of Muafakat Nasional (MN), they will only be known after this Wednesday.

MN will be sitting together today to discuss about their direction and cooperation between UMNO, Bersatu and PAS.

Earlier, the Secretary-General of UMNO, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan revealed that he would be bringing the agenda of MN registration as an official coalition as discussed in the UMNO Political Bureau meeting last week.

Tomorrow at 3.00 pm, the UMNO Supreme Council meeting will take place at a location in Pahang. Among the agenda of the meeting include their support for Anwar or Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.

After the discussion, the decision and ‘terms and conditions’ will be sent to Muhyiddin for further action.

Thus, we can only know what will happen after this Wednesday when everyone reveal their result of the meeting and their negotiations.

According to a source who refused to be named, there would be no reshuffle today or in the near future.

“What Cabinet reshuffle? Why is there a need to reshuffle the Cabinet now? The government led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the Prime Minister is running smoothly. The Ministers and Deputy Ministers in the Cabinet are okay and there is no changes as of now.

“Besides that, the Cabinet is still new. Why do we want to change?

“It would be worse when we are at the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic. We need a working Cabinet, not political games.

“It’s true that one or two wanted changes here and there, gives terms and conditions but Tan Sri Muhyiddin feels that there is no need for any reshuffle. This Cabinet is not even a year old. What are the reasons for the reshuffle?

“Don’t we have enough with power crazed leader who wanted to seize power during a pandemic, we want a Cabinet reshuffle next? No such things. We want to focus on Covid-19 and that is also what the people want,” said the source.

According to the source, Muhyiddin will not give in to the demands of certain quarters who said that they will only give their support to the Prime Minister if their demands are met.

“It is true that we hear many things. I can only say that Tan Sri Muhyiddin will not give in to such demands. That is sure. Let’s wait for the result of the meeting,” said the source. –MalaysiaGazette

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