Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Malaysia New Cabinet 2008

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced Tuesday (18 Mar) a much leaner 27-member Cabinet line-up, more than half of whom are new faces. The world’s longest serving trade minister Rafidah Aziz is dropped while gadfly Johor UMNO MP Shahrir Samad returns to the Cabinet. Likewise, another appointment of an old face is former Selangor Mentri Besar, Muhammad Muhd Taib while MIC loses its powerful Works portfolio. Amirsham Abdul Aziz, who resigned from the Maybank group is appointed into the Cabinet. He will be appointed to the Senate to enable him to take up his Cabinet appointment. The PM’s son-in-law, contrary to speculation, was not appointed to the Cabinet. A major departure is the the PM has done away with all parliamentary secretaries appointments. As expected more MPs from Sabah and Sarawak are in the new Cabinet due to their solid backing of Barisan Nasional in Parliament.

Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Deputy Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz
Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim
Datuk Amirsham Abdul Aziz

Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department
Datuk Johari Baharom
Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim
K. Devamany
Datuk Hassan Malik

Minister: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Second Finance Minister: Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputies: Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Datuk Kong Cho Ha

Minister: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy: Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop

Internal Security and Home Affairs
Minister: Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar
Deputies: Datuk Chor Chee Heong, Senator Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh

Housing and Local Government
Minister: Datuk Ong Ka Chuan
Deputies: Datuk Robert Lau, Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin

Works Minister
Minister: Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamad
Deputy: Datuk Yong Khoon Seng

Energy, Water and Communications
Minister: Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Deputy: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Minister: Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Deputy: Datin Paduka Rohani Abdul Karim

International Trade and Industry
Minister: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputies: Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan

Foreign Affairs
Minister: Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Deputy: Datuk Seri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar

Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
Deputies: Datuk Wee Ka Siong, Datuk Razali Ismail

Higher Education
Minister: Datuk Khaled Nordin
Deputies: Dr Hou Kok Chung, Datuk Idris Harun

Minister: Datuk Ong Tee Keat
Deputy: Datuk Anifah Aman

Human Resources
Minister: Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam
Deputy: Datuk Noraini Ahmad

Women, Family and Community Development
Minister: Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy: Noriah Kasnon

National Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage
Minister: Datuk Shafie Apdal
Deputy: Datuk Teng Boon Soon

Science, Technology and Innovation
Minister: Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Deputy: Fadilah Yusof

Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development
Minister: Datuk Noh Omar
Deputy: Datuk Saiffuddin Abdullah

Natural Resources and Environment
Minister: Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas
Deputy: Datuk Abu Ghapur Salleh

Rural and Regional Development
Minister: Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib
Deputy: Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Joseph Entulu Belaun

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Minister: Datuk Shahrir Samad
Deputy: Jelaing Mersat

Plantation Industries and Commodities
Minister: Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Deputy: Senator A. Kohilan

Youth and Sports
Minister: Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaacob
Deputy: Wee Jack Seng

Minister: Datuk Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy: Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad

Minister: Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputy: Datuk Tan Lian Hoe

Minister: Datuk Seri Azalina Othman
Deputy: Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib

Federal Territories
Minister: Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique
Deputy: Datuk M. Saravanan

source : http://www.mysinchew.com/node/8707?tid=14


Fusion^^ said...

Let's c how those new ministers can do for our people.
It is sad that those minister still all with UMNO ppl and this cannot be changed.....
If they still failing to do their job, we'll say goodbye to BN.

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