Malaysia: Prime Minister Najib Razak’s New Cabinet


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June 27, 2016

Malaysia: Prime Minister Najib Razak’s New Cabinet

http://www.malaysiakini.com

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announced his new cabinet line-up this afternoon, his third reshuffle since 2013.

He has given his cabinet a little trim, down one minister and up one deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, which now has nine ministers and three deputies, compared to 11 ministers and two deputies before.

Najib said the portfolios of the ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department will be reshuffled soon. The latest reshuffle comes one month shy of a year since Najib shook up his roster, dropping Muhyiddin Yassin and Shafie Apdal, and promoting Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to Deputy Prime Minister. Johari Abdul Ghani is succeeding Husni Hanadzlah, whose retirement Najib announced during the cabinet shake up.

Abdul Rahman Dahlan is replacing Abdul Wahid Omar after the latter’s term as senator expired. Noh Omar is making a return to cabinet after being dropped from Najib’s original post-2013 elections line-up.

Meanwhile Mah Siew Keong, who is Gerakan President, is succeeding Douglas Unggah Embas who quit the cabinet to run in the recent Sarawak state elections.

The plantation sector had previously been under the stewardship of long time former Gerakan President Lim Keng Yaik, who held the post of Primary industries Minister from 1986 until 2004.

On the Deputy Minister’s roster, Lee Chee Leong and Chua Tee Yong are swapping portfolios. Othman Aziz (Jerlun MP), Nasrun Mansur (Silam MP), Henry Sum Agong (Lawas MP), and SK Devamany (senator) are all first time Deputy Ministers.

With the new roster, Sarawak has lost a full Minister (Unggah), to be replaced with a Deputy Minister (Henry), while Sabah has gained a Deputy Minister (Nasrun).

Below is the full list of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s cabinet line-up:

MINISTERS

Najib Abdul Razak – Prime Minister and Finance Minister

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi – Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister

Johari Abdul Ghani – Finance Minister II

Liow Tiong Lai – Transport Minister

Nazri Abdul Aziz – Tourism and Culture Minister

Hishammuddin Hussein – Defence Minister

Mustapa Mohamed – International Trade and Industries Minister

Ong Ka Chuan – International Trade and Industry Minister II

Maximus Johnity Ongkili – Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister

Mah Siew Keong – Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister

Ahmad Shabery Cheek – Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister

Ismail Sabri Yaakob – Rural and Regional Development Minister

Anifah Aman – Foreign Minister

Wilfred Madius Tangau – Science, Technology and Innovation Minister

Rohani Abdul Karim – Women and Family Development Minister

Fadillah Yusof – Works Minister

Richard Riot Anak Jaem – Human Resources Minister

Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor – Federal Territories Minister

Idris Jusoh – Higher Education Minister

Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar – Youth and Sports Minister

Noh Omar – Housing and Local Government Minister

Hamzah Zainudin – Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister

Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar – Natural Resources and Environment Minister

Mahdzir Khalid – Education Minister

Dr S. Subramaniam – Health Minister

Mohd Salleh Said Keruak – Communications and Multimedia Minister

Abdul Rahman Dahlan – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Azalina Othman Said – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Nancy Shukri – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Wee Ka Siong – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Shahidan Kassim – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Paul Low Seng Kuan – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Joseph Entulu Anak Belaun – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Joseph Kurup – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Jamil Khir Baharom – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

DEPUTY MINISTERS

Othman Aziz – Deputy Finance Minister

Lee Chee Leong – Deputy Finance Minister

Nur Jazlan Mohamed – Deputy Home Minister

Masir Anak Kujat – Deputy Home Minister

Ermieyati Samsudin – Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister

Johari Baharum – Deputy Defence Minister

Ahmad Maslan – Deputy International Trade and Industries Minister

Chua Tee Yong – Deputy International Trade and Industries Minister

James Dawos Mamit – Deputy Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister

Nasrun Mansur – Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister

Tajuddin Abdul Rahman – Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries

Alexander Nanta Linggi – Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister

Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub – Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister

Reezal Merican Naina Merican – Deputy Foreign Minister

Azizah Panglima Mohd Dun – Deputy Women and Family Development Minister

Chew Mei Fun – Deputy Women and Family Development Minister

Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah – Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister

Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin – Deputy Works Minister

Ismail Abd Muttalib – Deputy Human resources Minister

Loga Bala Mohan Jaganathan – Deputy Federal Territories Minister

Mary Yap Kain Ching – Deputy Higher Education Minister

M Saravanan – Deputy Youth and Sports Minister

Halimah Mohd Sadique – Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister

Henry Sum Agong – Deputy Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister

Hamim Samuri – Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister

P Kamalanathan – Deputy Education Minister

Chong Sin Woon – Deputy Education Minister

Jailani Johari – Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister

Hilmi Yahaya – Deputy Health Minister

Ab Aziz Kaprawi – Deputy Transport Minister

Razali Ibrahim – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s D1epartment

SK Devamany – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

14 thoughts on “Malaysia: Prime Minister Najib Razak’s New Cabinet

  1. Exceedingly bloated and unreal.
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    In essence, it is the same cabinet, as corrupt and incompetent as the last one. All are kaki ampus/carmas. So there is nothing to shout about. There was a time in the distant past when we looked forward a reshuffle. Not anymore. –Din Merican

  2. There are a bunch of very significant subtleties in these appointments. Firstly Noh’s appt shows a definite goal to take back Selangor. Dahlan’s appt shows concern about Sabah vote and plans to spend in Sabah and rural areas. More significantly, it shows no similar aggressive move in Hadi’s PAS heartland.

    There is definitely a deal with Hadi’s PAS.

  3. Deck chairs. Titanic. Enough said.

    It’s taking a hell of a long time for it to go down, though.

  4. What a rubbish? Yet to see any intelligence in our ministers speaking logic in their debates in Parliament other than going for money making ventures and deals to further enrich oneself.

    Next reshuffle > Hadi Deputy PM 2 to save Najib in GE14???? No surprise! Anyone supports the looting will be taken care as long as Najib is the PM.

    Najib runs away from Parliament sittings from his responsibility to answer the questions on 1MDB but his saviors, the deputy ministers and ministers in PMO will come to his rescue to say some rubbish thinking that rakyat other than UMNO die-hard members can be satisfied of their bull shit.

    This is Malaysia!

  5. Cabinet of Clowns, jokers, incompetents and misfits with no vision of a better future for Malaysia except how to reap and plunder the national treasury.

  6. Awesome, bloated and clumsy , which leads to Inefficiency , the post given to each of them is merely a matter of ‘ reward ‘ for being servile in their loyalty criteria …….stop being delusional about Malaysia being a first class Nation , but perhaps first class from the bottom : bottom side up ! (yea…bottoms up ! Cheers ! )

  7. Nothing much to shout about. Jibby’s cabinet is filled with “yes” men whose job is to prop and cheer Rosie and him as and when it’s required. Smart and thinking men and women don’t qualify for obvious reasons. So be prepared another big yawn till maybe GE 14. Betul betul makan gaji buta…

  8. He has given his cabinet a little trim, down one minister and up one deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, which now has nine ministers and three deputies, compared to 11 ministers and two deputies before.

    I WONDER WHICH OTHER COUNTRY HAS THIS MANY MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS UNDER ONE PM.
    Is this reward at public expense which is not only while they hold the post but also when they retire and thus be a drain on the taxpayers for decades?

    Do they have expertise relevant to the core activity for which they are appointed and will all be healthy enough to continue for the long periods and the strenuous life style an elected official is expected to perform if he is committed and willing to give his total time?

  9. What I want to know really is the total monthly salary plus perks plus etc for the whole Cabinet.

    Anyone care to give a ballpark figure?

  10. That’s right Dato. None of these cabinet ministers have integrity to serve the rakyat. Self serving & corrupted & not to mention good for nothing.

  11. There is direct costs and indirect costs via benefits to the families/relatives [some with multiple families] who will become eligible for perks at tax payers’ costs such as medical benefits-transport facilities-others?
    May be the info has been classified SECRET UNDER OSA!!!!

  12. This must be a world record – the most number of ministers and deputy ministers on a per capita basis. If the cabinet (with all the skeletons in them) is functional, at least this world record is excusable. However, it is utterly dysfunctional. Heck, even dysfunctional cabinet is okay. It is value destroying – as in billions disappearing into black holes.

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