Report: “Effective policies should be retained despite Cabinet reshuffle,” says DPM Zahid

IT IS important to retain effective policies of a ministry, especially those that have proven to be effective despite government or leadership changes, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

As such, a Cabinet reshuffle does not necessarily require a change in the policies, said the deputy prime minister.

“Ministers come and go, deputy ministers come and go. However, it is crucial to preserve effective policies despite government or leadership changes.

“Don’t make changes, even to good policies just for the sake of creating a legacy,” he was reported as saying by Bernama during his speech at the Rural Entrepreneur Carnival (KUD) 2023 Appreciation Ceremony on Tuesday (Dec 12).

In announcing the first Cabinet reshuffle since the establishment of the unity government yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said it was to strengthen the administration in line with keeping up with the times in terms of current demands and needs.

Anwar’s new Cabinet line-up saw the formation of two new ministries and the return of several former Cabinet members namely Titiwangsa MP Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Damansara MP Gobind Singh Deo and Kuala Selangor MP Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

The reshuffle also saw the appointment of five ministers and five deputy ministers, including four new faces, and the return of five former ministers.

On KUD 2023, Zahid further noted that the success of the Rural and Regional Development Ministry in attracting over a million visitors to the carnival in Putrajaya between Nov 22 and 26 was a proud achievement that was worth emulating.

He said as Rural and Regional Development Minister, he has recommended that the ministry work on attracting more than two million visitors at the next KUD in 2025. – Dec 13 2023


Main pic credit: Utusan Malaysia 

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