Dr. Ali, who turns 63 on August 29, will probably not resign this month, as claimed by some recent news reports.
Malaysiakini reported that Ali had extended his contract for two years and is only expected to retire in August 2020.
"It is normal practice in the government for contractors to terminate their contracts within six months of the end of the service term
"The decision to renew his contract had been approved by the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the letter was handed over to him in March," a senior government official told the news portal.
Another source close to the prime minister's department told Malaysiakini that reports about Ali who retired this month were inaccura because they had not taken the extension into account.
"Perhaps they did not know, because not many officials of the prime minister's office were inaugurated. this information, "said the officer.
source added that although Ali's contract was renewed, it still has the authority of The prime minister is to decide whether or not he wants to continue his service.
"The Prime Minister can decide to extend or shorten it, but so far we have not heard about it from Tun (Dr. Mahathir Mohamad)," said the officer.
Dr. Ali was appointed head secretary in June 2012. He reached the retirement age of 60 in 2015, when the federal government first extended his tenure with another three years.
Dr. Ali was generally regarded as a chopping block According to Ali Ali had refused on 17 August to comment on the reports about his departure
] Malaysiakini reported that sources claimed Pakistani Harapan cabinet members had grown over the last three months to to hold.
They said that he had contributed to the new administration and that he was consulted by several ministers for advice on the implementation of their respective ministries.
Mahathir, who was sworn in as the seventh prime minister on 10 May, dropped a number of top civil servants soon after taking office.
Among those who had shortened their contract were former Secretary General of the Treasury. eral Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, former Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali and former Chairman of the Electoral Commission Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah.
Former MACC commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad resigned.