Let people judge performance of ministers, says Azmin

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali notes that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself had stated that he has no intention of reshuffling the Cabinet although most of the ministers are newbies.

KUALA LUMPUR: The rakyat can judge for themselves whether a minister, menteri besar or state executive councillor is performing or not, said Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.

He noted that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself had stated that he had no intention to reshuffle the Cabinet although most of the ministers were newbies because they had showed commitment to discharge their duties well within a short time frame.

“So give them a chance to do their jobs.

“What is important today is that we have a young and energetic team, with integrity and willingness to serve to rebuild Malaysia.

“The question of acceptance … we leave that to the people but I believe the rakyat has seen positive change in the one year we (Pakatan Harapan) have been in power,” he told reporters after attending an Iftar event for the Gombak Setia constituency here today.

Azmin was commenting on remarks by Kadir Jasin, the prime minister’s special adviser on media and communications, who wrote in his blog that non-performing ministers, menteris besar and state executive councillors should step down honourably.