: Federal Territories Mufti Senator Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri today expressed his gratitude for his appointment as a Senator and Religious Affairs Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
While describing his new post as a huge responsibility, Zulkifli vowed to discharge all the duties entrusted on him to the best of his ability.
"I hope for the people's prayers to be able to help maintain peace and harmony in the country, with the people being tolerant and respect each other.
"InsyaAllah (God willing), the political turmoil based merely on sentiments will be resolved," he said. READ: Dr Zulkifli stops to preach in Slim River before heading to Putrajaya
Earlier, Zulkifli led the list of six senators in taking their oath of office before the Senate president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran at the Parliament building.
The other five were CIMB Group Holdings Bhd CEO Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz who had been appointed as Finance Minister, MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon (Deputy Education Minister I), MCA vice-president Datuk Lim Ban Hong (Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister), Barisan Nasional executive secretary Datuk Dr Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad (Deputy Environment Minister), and Bersatu Armada International Relations Bureau chairman Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal (Deputy Youth and Sports Minister).