Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has the right to conduct Cabinet reshuffles if there are ministers with a different stance from him, said former Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
"All this while, I have fought for the interests of the rakyat and the sentiments of the grassroots. I contributed my opinions to strengthen Umno with the intent of putting the nation on the right track. Ever since I held a Cabinet post, I have performed my responsibilities and duties to the best of my abilities to ensure the prosperity of the people, especially rural communities," said Shafie.
Shafie had issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon following the announcement of the new Cabinet line-up by Najib. The new Rural and Regional Development Minister is Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yakob.