Tok Pa brushes off talk of him being included in Cabinet

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  • Thursday, 22 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: Former International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has brushed off talk that he may be roped into the Cabinet should there be a reshuffle.

"(I am) not going to say anything about it. No comments," he said when contacted on Thursday (Aug 22).

The Star had reported that the Pakatan Harapan Cabinet would see its first reshuffle and this was due to happen any time.

According to sources, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced this during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (Aug 21).

It is also understood that a few ministers would be changing their portfolios.

Meanwhile, Chinese newspapers Oriental Daily and Sin Chew Daily reported that Mustapa would be included in Dr Mahathir's reshuffled Cabinet.

Mustapa, who is Jeli MP, helmed the International Trade Ministry portfolio under the previous Barisan Nasional government.

The lawmaker joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia after the 14th General Election.

Earlier on Thursday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, as well as Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, denied that the topic of a Cabinet reshuffle was brought up by Dr Mahathir during Wednesday's meeting.

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