Ismail Sabri picks Hamzah as deputy, keeps finance portfolio for himself, says report

Perikatan Nasional secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin (centre) is reported to have been selected to be the deputy prime minister while also holding on to his former home affairs portfolio. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 25, 2021.

PRIME Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob will also serve as finance minister in his new cabinet, which is expected to be announced this week, China Press reports.

Sources also told the Chinese daily that Perikatan Nasional secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin will serve as the deputy prime minister as well as keep his old portfolio of home affairs.

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  • Same garbage same result! The new PM is the new billionairethats the only difference. Will it 10% or 15% ?

    Posted 1 year ago by Alphonz Jayaraman

  • Given the prevailing onerous circumstances this is probably the best outcome for Ismail Sabri.

    Posted 1 year ago by Simple Sulaiman

  • Not Wee Ka Siong again..

    Posted 1 year ago by Debbie Ong

  • Reminds me of a famous political cartoon during my U. of London days. Picture 1 shows a military dictator in uniform telling the people, " I promise you civilian government".. Picture 2 shows him minus the uniform. "See, I have kept my promise." Will the change of what you wear (in this case a change of PM) make a difference?

    Posted 1 year ago by Citizen Pencen

  • sadly, there are no good choices.

    Posted 1 year ago by Anonymous 1234

  • Back to the Najib model eh? Look how well that turned out for Malaysia

    Posted 1 year ago by Malaysia New hope