PETALING JAYA: International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali tweeted his congratulations to newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri and Senior Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein on their new appointments.
The Senior Minister, who is currently on an official trip to Qatar, said he believed that the appointments of Defence Minister Ismail and Foreign Minister Hishammuddin to the two posts will further strengthen the Perikatan Nasional government.
“I congratulate Ismail Sabri on his appointment as the Deputy Prime Minister. The stability of the country and the peace of the nation is our effort together.
“I also congratulate Hishammuddin on his appointment as a Senior Minister. I am sure your experience and capability will strengthen the government. Strong together, win together,” tweeted Azmin.
Earlier Tuesday (July 7), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the appointments of Ismail and Hishammuddin.
Prior to this, there was no deputy prime minister in the Perikatan government.
Saya mengucapkan tahniah kepada YAB DS @IsmailSabri60 di atas perlantikan sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri. Saya yakin kestabilan negara dan kemakmuran rakyat adalah usaha kita bersama. Teguh Kita, Menang Bersama.
— Mohamed Azmin Ali •