Ahmad Maslan: Replacement of political appointees to happen within next two months

  • Nation
  • Monday, 26 Dec 2022

PONTIAN: The appointment of chairmen and board members to replace those regarded as political appointees will be done within the next two months, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.

The Deputy Finance Minister added that the government is not in a hurry to fill these positions as the non-political posts are running as usual.

“I think two months is an adequate time to fill in the vacant positions after those from the Perikatan Nasional step down. Representatives from PAS and Bersatu have been appointed to fill positions in government-linked corporations," he said.

“But we will wait for the decision from Cabinet and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on this matter,” added Ahmad Maslan when met by reporters after visiting his office in Taman Api Api, Benut on Monday (Dec 26)

Asked what the criteria were for the appointment, the Pontian MP said that the matter was a non-issue because there are many capable people under the unity government.

On Dec 15, Government Chief Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali said that Cabinet has decided to end the tenures of chairmen and board members who are regarded as political appointees in Federal statutory bodies and government-linked corporations.

It is understood the decision was made at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (Dec 14).

The decision will also affect those appointed to the Minister of Finance (Incorporated) as well as government-linked investment entities.

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