I intend to make some portfolio changes: Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday said he had informed the Cabinet that he planned to make some portfolio changes among his ministers.

Rejecting reports of an imminent Cabinet reshuffle, Dr Mahathir said he was thinking of making portfolio exchanges, but he had not done so yet.

“Not yet (no changes yet), if there are any I will let you know,” he told a press conference after the second session of his meeting with senior government officials for  2019 here. When asked if Jeli MP Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed would be brought into the Cabinet, Dr Mahathir replied, “No new ministers.”

Asked if there was a request from Cabinet members to change portfolios, Dr Mahathir said there was no such request.

On whether he was satisfied with the performance of his Cabinet members, he replied, “I think they have more than one year experience, and they are now more able than when they started.” According to several media reports yesterday, a Cabinet reshuffle was expected anytime soon,  and the names of several leaders, including Mustapa, were mentioned. – Bernama