KUALA LUMPUR – Umno’s leadership has demanded a Cabinet reshuffle that adheres to the official hierarchy in Malaysia’s largest ruling party, putting embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin into a quandary over whether to accede to the ultimatum that would mean appointing ministers with graft cases hanging over their heads.
The Straits Times has learnt that emissaries, including Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan, presented their case to the Premier on Wednesday (Oct 14), after the party’s political bureau chaired by president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi decided on Tuesday it would set new conditions in exchange for its continued support for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
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