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New portfolios for 
Azalina and Nancy

PUTRAJAYA — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has been put in charge of the Legal Affairs Division under the PM’s Department effective June 28.

In a statement yesterday, the division said Azalina replaced Nancy Shukri, who was previously in charge of the division, following the reshuffling of portfolios in the
department recently

“We are honoured to receive the presence of Azalina and we believe with her leadership, the division will continue to play an important role in national legal affairs,” it read.

“As a minister with law qualifications and as a legal practitioner for over 25 years, we are confident Azalina will give new touches and ideas in achieving the division’s mission, vision and objectives.”

Nancy will now oversee the Malaysian Innovation Agency, Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation and Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology

Nancy will still be responsible for the agencies under her purview before the Cabinet reshuffle, namely Public Land Transport Commission, Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) Sarawak and
CVLB Sabah.

In the statement, the division recorded its appreciation and thanked Nancy for her encouragement, support and advice in carrying out its tasks and responsibilities.

Prior to this, Nancy was also the minister responsible for the Malaysia Department of Insolvency, Legal Aid Department, Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office, Advisory Board of the PM’s Department, National Legal Aid Foundation, Judicial and Legal Service Commission, Judicial and Legal Training Institute, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and the Judicial Appointments Commission Malaysia. Azalina will now oversee
these agencies.

A statement from Nancy’s ministerial office said the handing-over of duties would be held at the division’s Hari Raya function
on July 26.

Nancy thanked all the officers who had been working with her under her previous portfolios, while looking forward to working with those under her new portfolios.

She said it would be very different from the other agencies she had been handling, where she dealt with legal matters.

“In my new portfolio, I will be looking into innovation and industry players from different sectors in many aspects. I have yet to sit with the officers, who will brief me on their activities,” she said.

“I am optimistic these agencies will be another interesting area to explore,” she said. — Bernama