Khaled helms Higher Education Ministry for a second time


JOHOR BARU: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (pic) has been appointed as the Higher Education Minister for the second time in his political career.

The former Johor mentri besar previously held the portfolio for five years between 2008 and 2013.

In a statement, Mohamed Khaled, who won the Kota Tinggi parliamentary seat in the recently concluded 15th General Election (GE15), expressed his gratitude at getting the trust of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the position.

“Firstly, I would like to thank the Prime Minister for his trust in appointing me as the Higher Education Minister in this unity government Cabinet.

“This is a big challenge for me to ensure that the ministry is fully functional again in facing the diverse challenges of the new era,” he said in a statement here Friday (Dec 2).

Mohamed Khaled also thanked the party leadership for giving him the honour of representing Barisan Nasional in the Cabinet.

He assured the people in Kota Tinggi and in Johor that he would keep the promises that he had made.

“Thank you to all of you who have given me faith and victory in GE15. My pledge is to ensure that Kota Tinggi will move forward with all its potential and work on all new opportunities that will make the parliament more advanced and prosperous,” he said.

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