KOTA KINABALU, 16 April 2009: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said he has no plans to reshuffle the state cabinet.
“It is not needed. We are now busy implementing projects under the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) and the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP),” he told reporters after the State Assembly opening here today.
Musa was commenting on rumours of an imminent cabinet reshuffle after Assistant Minister Datuk Japlin Akim was suspended three years by Umno for money politics.
Japlin’s position as the Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Usukan state assemblyperson would not be affected by the decision made by the Umno disciplinary board.
Musa said he had met Japlin and discussed the matter with him.
“He was only investigated, not charged in court. As such no action is necessary,” he added.
The status of Deputy Chief Minister and Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah also remained a question mark as he has yet to join any party after quitting Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) last year. — Bernama