ISMAIL SABRI APPOINTED AS DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER
Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob
7 July 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yasin has today appointed Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as Deputy Prime Minister while remaining with the portfolio of Defence Minister.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said the appointment intends to assist the Prime Minister in managing the country's administration and meet the needs of the people while the country is facing a health and economic crisis.
Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has been appointed Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs.
As Senior Minister, he will lead the Security Cluster which was previously led by Ismail, the statement read.
"The Prime Minister also agreed for Hishammuddin to assist him in the implementation of the National Recovery Plan.
"Both appointments were notified to King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatudding Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and had taken effect immediately."