Thursday, May 16, 2013

Malaysia's New Cabinet

The Star Online

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled a cabinet to drive through his ambitious economic and political transformation agenda on Wednesday.
He said the cabinet included a mix of technocrats and civil society representatives, who bring valuable experience from outside government, as well as experienced ministers and younger faces.
The cabinet also draws on Malaysia's diverse ethnic communities, he said.
New faces include: Paul Low, anti-corruption campaigner and President of Transparency International (Malaysia), will be a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. P. Waytha Moorthy, human rights activist and Chairman of Hindraf, an NGO that campaigns for equal rights for Malaysian Indians, will be a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
Abdul Wahid Omar, President and CEO of Maybank, one of Southeast Asia's top 5 banks that serves 22 million customers, will be a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
Khairy Jamaluddin, the 37 year-old MP re-elected MP for Rembau with a tripled majority of over 18,000 votes, will be Minister for Youth & Sports.
Abdul Rahman Dahlan, MP for Kota Belud in Sabah, will lead the new Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government.
"The new cabinet will be responsible for delivering transformation in Malaysia and continuing the economic and political reforms that began four years ago.
"The new ministers bring both the measured calm of experience, and the vibrant energy of new ideas; a grounding in anti-corruption and human rights law, and an appreciation for the dynamism of the private sector.
"Over the past months and years, divisions have opened up in Malaysian society. Now it is time for all of us, in government and beyond, to put the bitterness behind us, and work towards national reconciliation and national unity.
"It is in that spirit that I have asked these men and women to serve, not just as ministers, but as a unity Cabinet. Together we will act to bring about national reconciliation, secure Malaysia's economic future, and build a stronger, more harmonious society,” he said.
The new line-up of Ministers and Deputy Ministers are:
Prime Minister: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy Prime Minister: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
1. Prime Minister's Department:
Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar (to be appointed senator)
Datuk Seri Idris Jala (to be appointed senator)
Nancy Shukri
Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan (to be appointed senator)
Deputy Ministers:
P. Waythamoorthy (to be appointed senator)
2. Finance Ministry:
Minister I: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Maslan
3. Education Ministry:
Minister I: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputy Minister I: Datuk Mary Yap
Deputy Minister II: P. Kamalanathan
4. Home Affairs Ministry:
5. Communication and Multimedia Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Jailani Johari
6. International Trade and Industry Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Hamim Samuri
7. Natural Resources and Environment Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk James Dawos Mamit
8. Transport Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Aziz Kaprawi
9. Tourism and Culture Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Joseph Salang
10. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman
11. Defence Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
Deputy Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri
12. Works Ministry:
13. Health Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya
14. Youth and Sports Ministry:
Minister: Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
Deputy Minister: Datuk M. Saravanan
15. Human Resources Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Richard Riot
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib
16. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Hasan Malek
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (to be appointed senator)
17. Women, Family and Community Development Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun
18. Foreign Affairs Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin
19. Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Halimah Sadique
20. Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Noriah Kasnon
21. Rural and Regional Development Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi
22. Federal Territories Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr J. Loga Bala Mohan
23. Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid
24. Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin

Number of Ministries: 24
Number of Ministers: 30
Number of Deputy Ministers: 27
Total: 57

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