Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will announce his cabinet line-up at 8.15pm.
Initially, it was scheduled to be at 5pm which was when members of the media began gathering ahead of the announcement in Putrajaya.
However, the Prime Minister’s Office has informed that it has been pushed back to 8.15pm.
Earlier in the afternoon during his speech at an event in Tambun, Perak, the 10th premier said he had presented the names of ministers to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when he had an audience with the monarch this morning.
“I have decided to present (the list of names) to Tuanku, and God willing, I will announce the cabinet line-up this evening,” Anwar said in his speech during a kenduri rakyat (feast for the people) event.
According to the premier, he had discussed with Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah several times to make sure that the cabinet can be formed as soon as possible.
He said there were hundreds who are qualified to be in the cabinet, but only a small number could make it to the list.
“Because we do not want too many ministers and special ambassadors with minister’s rank.
“Because we want to save the country’s money to give back to the rakyat,” he added.
On his new cabinet, Anwar said that he will call for a special meeting this Monday to brief its members on “special rules”.
The rules include how they should treat the civil service, ways to handle policy announcements, and how to save taxpayers’ money. MKINI
Anwar’s Cabinet line-up announcement to be broadcast live
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will announce his Cabinet line-up at 5pm, Friday (Dec 2) and this will be broadcast live on RTM and the Prime Minister’s Department’s official YouTube channel.
Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister said he had presented the proposed Cabinet list to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Friday morning.
Sources have indicated that this will only involve a partial Cabinet, as negotiations for several portfolios are still ongoing.
Follow Anwar’s Cabinet line-up announcement live on official broadcaster RTM or on the Prime Minister’s Department official YouTube channel here.