Recently, there was a rumor that Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution will be appointed as Home Minister, replacing Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. However, the source did not mention about the fate of Muhyiddin.
Besides, it was also reported that there will be a portfolio change for the current Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
It was less than a month for another rumor on cabinet reshuffle to surfaced on the media. During the end of August, there was a rumor which claimed that Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed will be added into the cabinet.
Then, it was reported that Mustapa will either be taking over the Finance Ministry or replace Datuk Darell Leiking as the new Minister of International Trade and Industry.
Despite the rumor, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was still the most mention person for the topic ‘Cabinet Reshuffle’, after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
It was speculated that Anwar might be added into the cabinet if a reshuffle were to happen. However, Mahathir shut the rumor off as there is currently no vacancy in the cabinet.
In return, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail responded to Mahathir’s remark on her husband. She said that there will be vacancy in the cabinet if Mahathir step down.
Nevertheless, the reported changes were just rumors. The Prime Minister said that there might be a cabinet reshuffle, but only changes in portfolios with no additional member.
Regardless, the rumor of cabinet reshuffle has been an ongoing discussion on the media.
Earlier in February, it was rumoured that Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali will be appointed as Deputy Prime Minister after the Chinese New Year celebration. But, the rumor turned out to be just a rumor.
However, the recent rumors on the cabinet reshuffle had a bigger exposure in media. Besides, the Prime Minister himself does not dismiss the possibility of reshuffling the portfolios of the current ministers.
What are the readers’ opinions on the recent rumors regarding the cabinet reshuffle?