GE15: Cabinet posts for BN a trust, not the spoils of war, says Zahid

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  • Saturday, 03 Dec 2022

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his trust in appointing those from Barisan Nasional for Cabinet posts.

The Deputy Prime Minister also called for an end to the political instability that had damaged and hindered Malaysia's prosperity.

"This trust is not the spoils of war, but a very heavy responsibility as the global economy is predicted to be very challenging next year.

"We are confident that the unity government will be able to deal with the challenges that lie ahead for the benefit of Malaysia and its people," he said in a Facebook post on late Friday (Dec 2).

Ahmad Zahid also reminded all parties to stop carrying out any provocative action that could cause unrest among the people or to hinder the government's efforts to revive the economy.

"Let us come together for a better future for Malaysia.

"Congratulations to all those appointed and hopefully this will bring extraordinary success for the country.

We stop the political instability that has greatly damaged and hindered Malaysia's prosperity.

Anwar on Friday night announced Ahmad Zahid and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) as the two Deputy Prime Ministers as well as a Cabinet with 28 ministers.

In total, there are six ministers from Barisan in the Cabinet, namely Ahmad Zahid (Rural And Regional Development Minister), Mohamad Hasan (Defence Minister), Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (International Trade and Industry Minister, Mohamed Khaled Nordin (Higher Education Minister), Azalina Othman (Law And Institutional Reform Minister), Zambry Abd Kadir (Foreign Minister).

There are 15 Ministers from Pakatan in the Cabinet, including Anwar who will hold the Finance Ministry portfolio, five from GPS, one from GRS while Chief Syariah Judge Mohd Na’im Mokhtar is Religious Affairs Minister.

In a tweet Friday night, Anwar also said all ministers who are part of the unity government Cabinet must avoid wastage and focus on implementing initiatives that can ease the burden on the rakyat.

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