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Chief Secretary: Najib to take oath of office on Friday

By Thursday April 2nd, 2009 No Comments

PUTRAJAYA: The Yang di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has given his consent for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to be sworn in as Malaysia’s sixth Prime Minister at 10am on Friday, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said Wednesday.

He said Tuanku Mizan had also consented to grant an audience to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib at 10am Thursday for Abdullah to relinquish the post and seek consent to appoint Najib as the new prime minister.

“Tuanku Mizan gave his consent at an audience with Abdullah before the Cabinet meeting this (Wednesday) morning,” Mohd Sidek said in a statement here. “The Yang diPertuan Agong had given his consent for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to be presented his letter of appointment as Prime Minister and to take his oath of office, loyalty and confidentiality at Istana Negara at 10am on Friday,” the statement added. – Bernama

Source : NY Times

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