Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad Appointed Education Minister in New Cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on Thursday (May 17) that he will also be Malaysia's education minister.

Deputy prime minister designate Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, meanwhile, was appointed minister for women's affairs and welfare. Mahathir said he hopes to announce more cabinet ministers on Friday or over the weekend.

“We will try to get 13 ministers sworn in on Monday if the Istana (palace) agrees to it,” Mahathir told a media conference. 

Mahathir, 92, was education minister in 1974 before becoming deputy prime minister in 1976. When asked why he wanted the education portfolio, Mahathir joked: "I took over the education portfolio because I think so many people are uneducated in this country, so I thought I should give my attention to that.

"But apart from that, I think our way of teaching is outdated. Today with computers and other things, we should devise new ways of teaching."

Last week, Mahathir appointed Lim Guan Eng as finance minister, Muhyiddin Yassin as home affairs minister and Mohammad Sabu as defence minister.

Lim is Malaysia's first ethnic Chinese finance minister in more than four decades and Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, told Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday that there had been initial concerns over the appointment.

Those concerns have since been resolved and Anwar explained that there was a need to have discussions on the matter to understand the ramifications and repercussions among the Malays.

As for Anwar's role following his release from prison, Mahathir said on Thursday that the 70-year-old will join the Pakatan Harapan coalition's presidential council.

"The presidential council will have a smaller body, the top six. We want to include Datuk Seri Anwar.

“So the top six will meet more often and when there is an issue they will be the ones to meet and take immediate action," Mahathir said. 

He also announced that the new head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will be its former deputy chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull.

A task force, involving the defence and home affairs ministers, will look into issues of the Indian community, women and the indigenous people. It will be formed and headed by Mahathir himself.

When asked about the police search at properties linked to ousted prime minister Najib Razak, Mahathir said: "I suppose the police has enough reason to raid (Najib's house), I also haven't received any information."

On his meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday, Mahathir said no topics for discussion have been set.


Watch PM Mahathir Video:



"Hsien Loong will be coming here. We haven't fixed any subject. We will have a discussion and if he raises any issues, we will discuss them. But at the moment, I'm still trying to figure out our stand with regard to certain issues which we still have not finalised yet so I cannot tell you what we'll discuss with Hsien Loong," he added.

Source: Agencies/na
TAG: Erie Insurance Payment Google Insurance Affirmative Insurance Company Liberty Mutual Insurance Reviews Health Insurance Definition Gerber Life Insurance Login What Is Collision Insurance Aflac Life Insurance Lancer Insurance Gallagher Insurance Island Insurance Children's Health Insurance Program Insurance Binder Iso Health Insurance Crop Insurance National Life Insurance Company Axa Insurance Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes Liability Insurance Coverage Costco Dental Insurance Student Insurance Traveler Insurance Southern General Insurance Patriot Insurance Best Home Insurance Best Auto Insurance Companies Pacific Specialty Insurance Company Aia Insurance Contractors Insurance Insurance Adjuster Salary California Insurance License A-Max Auto Insurance Allstate Insurance Customer Service Obamacare Health Insurance All Insurance Individual Health Insurance Plans Highmark Insurance Short Term Medical Insurance Best Buy Phone Insurance Budget Insurance Zurich American Insurance Texas Mutual Insurance Whole Life Insurance Definition Travel Insured Commerce West Insurance Homeowners Insurance Rates All Savers Insurance Seaworthy Insurance Texas Health Insurance Granada Insurance Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Liberty Auto Insurance Aa Insurance One Beacon Insurance Unemployment Insurance Ny Best Motorcycle Insurance Health Insurance For Students Nc Farm Bureau Insurance Aarp Medical Insurance Insurance Quotes Auto What Is An Insurance Deductible Apartment Renters Insurance Cost You Less Insurance Cheapest Motorcycle Insurance Meridian Insurance What Is Liability Insurance Insurer Geico Insurance Quotes Low Cost Insurance In Florida No Fault Insurance Is New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Insurance Services Office Cat Insurance Dave Ramsey Life Insurance Asurion Phone Insurance Florida Homeowners Insurance Farmers Insurance Hawaii Triple Aaa Insurance State Insurance Motorcycle Insurance Cost Hcc Medical Insurance Services Home And Auto Insurance Policy Number On Insurance Card Homeowners Insurance Companies California Insurance National Association Of Insurance Commissioners Insured Definition Liberty Car Insurance Car Insurance Quotes Comparison Centauri Insurance Health Insurance Quote Visitor Insurance Pa Insurance Department Illinois Vehicle Insurance Jackson Life Insurance Pacific Life Insurance Insurance Insider Homeowners Insurance Estimate Progressive Insurance Number Allstate Car Insurance Quote Farm Insurance Alliance United Insurance Company Mercury Insurance Payment Cheapest Renters Insurance Health Insurance Utah Nycm Insurance Florida Auto Insurance Insurance Forums Mercury Insurance Group Jc Taylor Insurance Texas Life Insurance How Much Does Car Insurance Cost Co Insurance Definition Ho6 Insurance
Loading...
Loading...

Iklan Tengah Artikel 2

Loading...