Remaining Cabinet members to be sworn in July 2

KUALA LUMPUR: The swearing-in ceremony for ministers and deputy ministers will be held on July 2 at Istana Negara.

Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz said Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V had received the list of names of ministers and deputy ministers from the Prime Minister’s Office on June 20.

“The names of the Cabinet ministers have been approved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and were returned to the Prime Minister’s Office on June 22, namely, on Friday,” he said in a statement last night.

He said the statement was issued in reference to the news report published by the Malay Mail Online titled “Cabinet list delay: Dr M says ball in Agong’s court”.

“Istana Negara requests that all parties do not report any matter which is negative and inaccurate involving the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” Wan Ahmad Dahlan added.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the ministerial list had been finalised with the ministers to be sworn in later.

Thirteen Cabinet members have already been sworn in.