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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Aug 30: Four ministers and six deputy ministers from Sarawak took their oath of office before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur today.
The ministers include Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof who was reappointed as Works Minister, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri who was reappointed as Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister and Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi who was reappointed as Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister.
Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, who was formerly Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development Minister in the Perikatan Nasional government, was appointed as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law).
The deputy ministers include Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib who was reappointed as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs), Datuk Ali Biju as Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister, Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang as Deputy Health Minister II and Datuk Willie Mongin as Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister II.
Datuk Henry Sum Agong, who was the Deputy Rural Development Minister II in the PN government, was appointed as Deputy Transport Minister while Datuk Hasbi Habibollah, who was the Deputy Transport Minister, was made Deputy Rural Development Minister II.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced his new Cabinet line-up last Friday (Aug 27).
Ismail Sabri however was not present at the swearing in ceremony as he was instructed to self-isolate after being identified as a close contact to a Covid-19 patient.
He was appointed the ninth prime minister of Malaysia after replacing Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who resigned on Aug 16 following the loss of support from members of the Parliament. — DayakDaily