Wan Azizah: What Cabinet reshuffle?

Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today she had not heard anything about an intended Cabinet reshuffle after the Chinese New Year festival.

The deputy prime minister 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 a Chinese New Year open house function organised by the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) here.

Wan Azizah was asked to comment on a blog post yesterday claiming that Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali would be appointed deputy prime minister after the Chinese New Year.

Mahathir had recently made him chairman of the Kelantan State Action Council and there is speculation that he may also head a proposed body similar to the previous National Economic Action Council.