PUTRAJAYA, March 9 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced today that Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad will be the minister in charge of religious affairs, debunking rumours that the post will be held by a PAS leader.
Instead, PAS’ Pengkalan Chepa MP Ahmad Marzuk Shaary will be Zulkifli’s deputy.
On Twitter, Zulkifli posted a photo of him heading to the Slim River Mosque in Perak to deliver his monthly sermon there.
Babak Pertama, Episod Baharu— Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri (@drzul_albakri) March 9, 2020
1. Sejurus selepas pengumuman pelantikan sebagai YB Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Hal Ehwal Agama), seperti biasa, saya terus menuju ke Masjid Slim River, Perak untuk menyampaikan Kuliah Maghrib bulanan di sana.
He also requested his followers to pray for him to take on the new responsibilities.
“Pray for me, help me, and give your views to me. We continue the legacy of prevous leaders, to build a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Malaysia that is blessed by God,” he wrote.
Zulkifli is popular with many Muslim across the country for his relatively progressive views and positive interfaith attitude, and for being active on social media.