Tasek Gelugor MP appointed as deputy minister

Tasek Gelugor MP Shabudin Yahaya. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Tasek Gelugor MP Shabudin Yahaya has been appointed as deputy minister for the law portfolio, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today.

In a statement, it said Shabudin would replace Eddin Syazlee Shith, who would take over as deputy works minister following the resignation of Shahruddin Md Salleh last month.

Shabudin will be sworn in before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong later today.

Shahruddin was the first to resign from the Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet, saying he had made an “incorrect” move in joining the PN government.

He said he should have considered his constituents who voted for Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the 14th general election, adding that his resignation was the “first step to correct his mistake”.

News of his resignation was welcomed by PH leaders and supporters, many of whom said it was a sign that the former ruling coalition would return to federal power.

However, a source close to the Sri Gading MP later told FMT that he would continue to support Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and wanted to remain as a government backbencher.

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