Get To Know Malaysia's New Cabinet Ministers

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The list of new Cabinet ministers was announced yesterday, 15 May 2013, by Prime Minister Datuk Seri  Najib Razak. Earlier in the day – before making the announcement – Najib had an audience with the King,  the Yang di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah at the palace (Istana Negara), to seek consent for his new cabinet line-up.

Below is the complete list of ministers and deputy ministers in his new Cabinet. The new list is a mix of new and old faces.

Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Razak (UMNO)

Deputy Prime Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (UMNO)

Prime Minister’s Department:
1.Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom (UMNO)
2.Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar (Senator)
3.Datuk Seri Idris Jala (senator)
4.Joseph Kurup (PBRS)
5.Shahidan Kassim (UMNO)
6.Nancy Shukri (PBB)
7.Paul Low Seng Kwan (senator)
8.Joseph Entulu Belaun (PRS)

Deputy Ministers:
1.Datuk Razali Ibrahim (UMNO)
2.Waytha Moorthy Ponnusamy (Senator)

Ministry of Finance
1.Minister of Finance 1: Datuk Seri Najib Razak (UMNO)
2.Minister of Finance 2: Datuk Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah (UMNO)

Deputy Minister of Finance
3.Datuk Ahmad Maslan (UMNO)

Ministry of Transport
1.Minister: (Acting – post being held open pending MCA decision) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Ab Aziz Kaprawi (UMNO)

Ministry of Defence
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri (UMNO)


Ministry of Home Affairs
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB)

Ministry of Education & Higher Learning
1.Minister 1: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (UMNO)
2.Minister 2: Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh (UMNO
3.Deputy Minister 1: Mary Yap Kain Ching (PBS)
4.Deputy Minister 2: P. Kamalanathan (MIC)

Ministry of Works
1.Minister: Datuk Fadillah Yusof (PBB)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (UMNO)

Ministry of International Trade & Industry
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Hamim Samuri (UMNO)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Hamzah Zainuddin

Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism
1.Minister: Datuk Hasan Malek (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Bashah Mohamad Hanipah (Senator)

Ministry of Communication & Multimedia
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Jailani Johari (UMNO)

Ministry of Human Resources
1.Minister: Datuk Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)
2.Deputy Minister: Ismail Abdul Muttalib (UMNO)

Ministry of Rural & Regional Development
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Alexander Nanta Linggi (PBB)

Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government
1.Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Halimah Mohamad Saddique (UMNO)


Ministry of Youth & Sport
1.Minister: Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: M. Saravanan (MIC)

Ministry of Health
1.Minister: Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam (MIC)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Hilmi Yahaya (UMNO)

Ministry of the Federal Territories
1.Minister: Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: J. Loga Bala Mohan (Senator)

The Ministry of Plantation Industries & Commodities
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Noriah Kasnon (UMNO)

Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water
1.Minister: Datuk Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili (PBS)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Mahdzir Khalid (UMNO)

Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (UMNO)

Ministry of Tourism & Culture
1.Minister: Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (UMNO)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum (PRS)

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
1.Minister: Ewon Ebin (UPKO)
2.Deputy Minister: Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah (UMNO)

Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
1.Minister: Datuk Seri G. Palanivel (MIC)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit (PBB)

Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
1.Minister: Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim (PBB)
2.Deputy Minister: Datuk Azizah Mohamad Dun (UMNO)

Ministers: 30
Deputy Ministers: 27
Total: 57
Total ministries: 24
Senators reappointed: 1
New Senators: 5

Backbenchers: 82

Before the dissolution of parliament (3 April), the cabinet had 28 ministers handling 25 ministries.

The highlight of this new cabinet is the merger of the Education and the Higher Education Ministries. It is now known as the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning.

There are altogether five new faces in the cabinet.

All appointed ministers and deputy ministers will be sworn in at the Istana Negara at 9.30am, today.

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