Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be in charge of the Education Ministry, while Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah will be in charge of women’s affairs.
“We will try to get 13 ministers sworn on Monday (May 21) if the Istana agrees to it,” Dr Mahathir told a press conference following a Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting at Yayasan Selangor here on Thursday (May 17).
Dr Mahathir: “I took over the education ministry because there are a lot of ‘uneducated’ people in the country.”
This was announced at a Pakatan Harapan press conference at Menara Yayasan Selangor today.
These are the following portfolios announced today:
Dr Mahathir Mohamad – PM, Education
Dr Wan Azizah – DPM, Women’s Affairs and Welfare
Mohamad Sabu – Defence
Muhyiddin Yassin – Home Affairs
Lim Guan Eng – Finance