I scored 93% for KPI, says minister amid talk of portfolio changes

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi (2nd left) with (from left) ministry deputy secretary-general Haslina Abdul Hamid, Tourism Malaysia director-general Musa Yusof and Tourism Malaysia chairman Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau at a press conference today.

PUTRAJAYA: Warisan’s Mohamaddin Ketapi today dismissed calls for him to be dropped from the Cabinet, amid talk of changes in portfolios.

Instead, the tourism, arts and culture minister said he scored 93% for his key performance indicator (KPI) as a minister last year.

He also took a swipe at Gerakan president Dominic Lau who called for his removal from the Cabinet.

“Gerakan can even drop me if they want. Gerakan can say whatever they want,” he said.

But Mohamaddin also said he was ready for any possibility following the prime minister’s confirmation yesterday that there would be slight changes in Cabinet portfolios.

“A minister cannot say that the ministry is theirs to own,” he told reporters today.

Yesterday, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, responding to speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle, said he had merely told ministers to expect to be transferred to other ministries.

“When I decide to do so, I will inform you,” he said.

The Borneo Post had earlier reported that Mohamaddin and Rural and Regional Development Minister Rina Harun would be replaced. Mahathir however said no minister would be dropped.