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Malaysian Defence Minister appointed Deputy PM
Malaysian Defence Minister appointed Deputy PM

Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (TIWN) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has appointed Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the Deputy Prime Minister, the government said on Wednesday.

The appointment is to help Muhyiddin manage the administration of the country and deal with the current health and economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Additionally, Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has been appointed as a senior minister and will take over the management of the country's security issue from Sabri, Xinhua news agency reported citing the statement as saying.

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