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Malaysia PM misses Cupboard swearing-in ceremony after being declared shut contact of COVID-19 affected person

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob missed the swearing-in ceremony of his new Cupboard on Monday (Aug 30) as he’s on self-quarantine after being declared a detailed contact of a COVID-19 affected person.

An announcement issued by the Prime Minister’s Workplace learn: “The prime minister is not going to be attending the presentation of letters of appointment and the swearing-in ceremony of the federal ministers and deputy ministers earlier than King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah this afternoon.”

The assertion added that Mr Ismail Sabri will probably be taking part within the nationwide day celebration in Putrajaya on Tuesday nearly.

Mr Noh Omar, who has been appointed as entrepreneur growth and cooperatives minister, was absent as he was believed to be a detailed contact of a COVID-19 affected person, in accordance with Bernama. 

Deputy Training Minister Mohamad Alamin additionally did not attend the ceremony as he has been contaminated with COVID-19. 

The brand new Malaysian Cupboard was sworn in earlier than King Al-Sultan Abdullah on the nationwide palace in a ceremony which started at 2.30pm on Monday, a day earlier than the nation’s 64th nationwide day. 

The Cupboard unveiled by Mr Ismail Sabri final Friday contains 31 ministers and 38 deputy ministers. 

There are 4 senior ministers in lieu of a deputy prime minister, particularly Mr Mohamed Azmin Ali from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Mr Hishammuddin Hussein from United Malays Nationwide Organisation (UMNO), Senator Mohd Radzi Md Jidin from Bersatu in addition to Mr Fadillah Yusof of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

Mr Mohamed Azmin remained as worldwide commerce and trade minister. Dr Mohd Radzi and Mr Fadillah additionally preserve their training and works portfolios respectively.

Mr Hishammuddin, who was the international minister, is now defence minister. 

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