05 July 2018
Most of the new Pakatan Harapan government’s (PH) Cabinet was finally sworn in this Monday (Jul 2), putting an end to weeks of speculation.
The line-up gives cause for observers and Malaysians alike to be optimistic about what this means for Malaysia, even as three more ministers are due to be appointed.
Even so, further developments are worth watching as certain appointments suggest political considerations and populism might have taken precedence over merit and suitability.
… Rashaad Ali is a research analyst with the Malaysia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University.
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 05/07/2018