Najib redraws his inner circle

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 KUALA LUMPUR- Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein(filepic) attends the closing ceremony of Asean Pink Dialogue 2016 at Grand Season Hotel at 0900 (0100 GMT) KUALA LUMPUR- Minister of Finance II Johari Abdul Ghani, officiates Malaysian Institute of Accountants' International Accountants Conference 2016, Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 1100 (0300 GMT) KUALA LUMPUR- Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan to deliver opening remarks at Fourth Malaysia Statistics Conference (MyStats 2016), Auditorium, Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia at 0900 (0100 GMT) KUALA LUMPUR- Press Conference by Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed, on "National Aerospace Event," at Saffron Room, Level 31, No. 7, MITI Tower, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah at 1015 (0215 GMT)

A promotion of this kind happens once in a blue moon and however hard Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic) tried to hold on to his emotions, everyone could see that he was on cloud nine after being appointed Special Functions Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Whichever way one looks at it, the appointment is a step up, an additional portfolio to his Defence Minister post.

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