Mahathir says it’s for him to decide on Cabinet changes


Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad  (picture) said today it will be for him to decide on the changes when it comes to a Cabinet reshuffle, including which minister should be dropped.

Anyone is free to express his or her opinion on the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle, he said when met after having officiated at the soft launch of the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019, here.

“People can express their own opinion but I will decide if it is agreed to by the five parties forming the coalition,” he said when responding to a question.

Yesterday, Dr Mahathir hinted at the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle in the wake of the defeat of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election last Saturday.

Dr Mahathir, who is also PH chairman and Bersatu chairman, had said that the decision on the matter “would not be made today or tomorrow”.