Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today she had not heard anything about a cabinet reshuffle after the Chinese New Year festival.
She said any decision on changes to the cabinet was the prerogative of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“That you have to ask the prime minister because I have not heard anything about a cabinet reshuffle,” she told reporters after attending the Chinese New Year open house organised by the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) in Kuala Lumpur.
Wan Azizah was asked to comment on a blog post yesterday claiming that Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali would be appointed deputy prime minister after the Chinese New Year.
Following the blog post, speculation has strengthened on the possible appointment of Azmin as deputy prime minister because talk is that Mahathir has been giving him important assignments including making him chairperson of the Kelantan State Action Council and, possibly, to also head the proposed body similar to the previous National Economic Action Council.