Deputy Federal Minister on leave for 55 days in New Zealand during Emergency

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  • 01 Mar, 2021  -  Threatening legal action, deputy minister explains lengthy NZ stay (Malaysiakini)

    Deputy Federal Territories Minister Edmund Santhara has been on leave for 55 working days to be in New Zealand with his family, in part because his wife has not been well. In a statement posted on his Facebook today, the Segamat MP clarified that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had approved his request for leave on Dec 18, and this was also supported by his minister Annuar Musa.

  • 27 Feb, 2021  -  Missing Minister - A Hop Too Far For PN Frog MP Edmund Santhara? (Sarawak Report)

    Are you an official in the Federal Territories Department looking for input from your Deputy Minister? Or perhaps a constituent of Segamat looking for urgent assistance from your MP? Forget it for now, because the person concerned, wealthy former businessman Edmund Santhara MP, has not set foot in Malaysia this year according to dismayed insiders.


The deputy Minister published a media statement explaining the leave on his Facebook page

The leave application letter which was also published can be viewed here