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PM Anwar Considers Cabinet Reshuffle, Cites Non-Urgency Due to Single Vacancy

In a scheduled weekly audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hinted at the possibility of discussing a Cabinet reshuffle. Anwar emphasized that the need for such a move was not immediate, as only one ministerial vacancy required attention—the post of Minister of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living, left vacant following the passing of Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub in July. He spoke of the ongoing challenges, including the cost of living, and affirmed his commitment to addressing them.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim suggested that he might raise the topic of a potential Cabinet reshuffle during his regularly scheduled weekly audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today.

He noted that, at present, there was no pressing urgency to undertake a Cabinet reshuffle, as only one ministerial vacancy remained to be filled. This vacancy pertained to the position of Minister of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living, which was previously held by the late Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub, who passed away in July.

“The audience with the Agong happens on a weekly basis, so I am considering it. It is not urgent because there is only one vacancy,” he conveyed to reporters after the launch of Tabung Haji’s 60th-anniversary celebration.

Acknowledging the challenges faced by the nation, particularly concerning the cost of living, Anwar asserted his dedication to finding viable solutions.

“I admit there is indeed a problem, the problem concerning the price of goods and the scarcity of necessities. We have witnessed similar situations in other countries, where social unrest has arisen due to restrictions on essential exports. These factors have a direct impact on our economy, and we are actively addressing these concerns,” he elaborated.

Several media outlets had reported this week that Anwar was contemplating a Cabinet reshuffle, which could potentially result in the removal of several ministers, following the Pelangai by-election scheduled for October 7.