Report: Political appointees at ministries clearing out their desks


PETALING JAYA: Talk that the 15th General Election (GE15) is imminent was further fueled by a report that political appointees at various ministries in Putrajaya have begun clearing out their rooms on Wednesday (Oct 5).

Sinar Harian reported that this was believed to be linked to talk the Parliament will be dissolved within a short time frame.

The Malay language news portal reached out to an aide to a minister, who said he had not received any instructions to clear out his office.

Although the aide said he did not receive any instructions, he would likely start packing tomorrow in preparation for any eventuality

Meanwhile, an aide to another minister had shared pictures of his office being cleared on social media.

"Clear it out first. We volunteered (to clear our offices)," he said.

Clearing the offices of political appointees is a usual practice approaching a general election or when there is a change in government, Sinar Harian reported.

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