27 Jun '16, 7am

#Malaysia PM Najib reshuffles Cabinet, moves loyalists into bigger ministries

#Malaysia PM Najib reshuffles Cabinet, moves loyalists into bigger ministries

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak reshuffled his Cabinet on Monday (June 27), promoting two MPs to become full ministers, and moving two of his loyalists into more powerful positions. He also made five new deputy minister appointments. But what caught everyone by surprise was the unexpected resignation of Second Finance Minister Ahmad Husni Hanazdlah. The changes were Datuk Seri Najib’s second Cabinet reshuffle since a series of Wall Street Journal reports almost a year ago shook the government with allegations that the premier had millions of dollars transferred into his personal accounts from state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). najib1.jpg Related Story A year after 1MDB: Malaysia PM Najib takes hardline turn Mr Najib has denied any wrongdoing, and said the funds transferred to his personal accounts in 2013 were a donation from Saudi Arabia. ...

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