Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Najib's Transformers - The Malaysian New Cabinet

The StarOnline today reported:

The new line-up of Ministers and Deputy Ministers:
*Prime Minister: Najib Razak (UMNO)
*Deputy Prime Minister: Muhyiddin Yassin (UMNO)
Prime Minister's Department:
Jamil Khir Baharom (UMNO), 2. Abdul Wahid Omar (Senator), 3. 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. Razali Ibrahim (UMNO); 2. Waytha Moorthy Ponnusamy (Senator)
*Ministry of Finance:
Minister of Finance 1: Najib Razak (UMNO)
Minister of Finance 2: Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah (UMNO)
Deputy Minister of Finance
Ahmad Maslan (UMNO)
Ministry of Transport:
Minister: (Acting post being held open pending MCA decision) Hishammuddin Hussein (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Ab Aziz Kaprawi (UMNO)
*Ministry of Defence
Hishammuddin Hussein (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Abdul Rahim Bakri (UMNO)
*Ministry of Home Affairs:
Minister: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB)
*Ministry of Education & Higher Learning
Minister 1: Muhyiddin Yassin (UMNO)
Minister 2: Idris Jusoh (UMNO)
Deputy Minister 1: Mary Yap Kain Ching (PBS)
Deputy Minister 2: P. Kamalanathan (MIC)
*Ministry of Works:
Minister: Fadillah Yusof (PBB)
Deputy Minister: Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (UMNO)
*Ministry of International Trade & Industry
Minister: Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Hamim Samuri (UMNO)
*Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister: Anifah Aman (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Hamzah Zainuddin
*Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism
Minister: Hasan Malek (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Ahmad Bashah Mohamad Hanipah (Senator)
*Ministry of Communication & Multimedia
Minister: Ahmad Shabery Cheek (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Jailani Johari (UMNO)
*Ministry of Human Resources
Minister: Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)
Deputy Minister: Ismail Abdul Muttalib (UMNO)
*Ministry of Rural & Regional Development
Minister: Shafie Apdal (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Alexander Nanta Linggi (PBB)
*Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government
Minister: Abdul Rahman Dahlan (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Halimah Mohamad Saddique (UMNO)
*Ministry of Youth & Sport
Minister: Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: M. Saravanan (MIC)
*Ministry of Health
Minister: S. Subramaniam (MIC)
Deputy Minister: Hilmi Yahaya (UMNO)
*Ministry of the Federal Territories
Minister: Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: J. Loga Bala Mohan (Senator)
*Ministry of Plantation Industries & Commodities
Minister: Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB)
Deputy Minister: Noriah Kasnon (UMNO)
*Miistry of Energy, Green Technology & Water
Minister: Maximus Johnity Ongkili (PBS)
Deputy Minister: Mahdzir Khalid (UMNO)
*Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry
Minister: Ismail Sabri Yaakob (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (UMNO)
*Ministry of Tourism & Culture
Minister: Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (UMNO)
Deputy Minister: Joseph Salang Gandum (PRS)
*Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Minister: Ewon Ebin (UPKO)
Deputy Minister: Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah (UMNO)
*Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
Minister: G. Palanivel (MIC)
Deputy Minister: James Dawos Mamit (PBB)
*Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
Minister: Rohani Abdul Karim (PBB)
Deputy Minister: Azizah Mohamad Dun (UMNO)
Ministers: 30
Deputy Ministers: 27
Total: 57
Total ministries: 24

I must say that the Honourable Prime Minister has come up with quite a surprise!

Peace !


Sophia Cheng said...


They should have appointed you as senator - you will be a good minister to handle NGOs. I know you to be level headed, humble and can mix with everyone. :)

Sophia Cheng

rejal said...

I think the number is still unwiedly. Imagine we have 57 min and deputies again confirming what is widely believed that we are a country that is over administered.
But I can also sympathise with Najib having to balance not just the needs of the various ethnic groups but also the expectations of all the parties making up BN (though this time without MCA)and especiallhy those from Sabah and Sarawak which had given a big number of seats to BN and also the needs of the various states.