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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced a 28-member Cabinet with 25

ministries that saw eight ministers dropped and seven new faces appointed.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who won the Umno deputy presidency in last months party
elections, was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister.
Najib, who took his oath of office as the new prime minister on April 3, also retained the
finance portfolio which he has held since Sept 19 last year following the portfolio swap
between him and former premier Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at that time.
Najibs Cabinet is slightly smaller than his predecessors 32 ministers and 27 ministries.
Najib said that the new members of the administration were highly spirited and ready to
serve.
Najib was at Istana Terengganu in Kuala Lumpur at about 10:57am where he had a 30min audience with the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan, before leaving for
Putrajaya where he announced the new line-up at 3pm.
The premier had spent the last five days juggling names and positions to take into
consideration the requests and views of various Barisan Nasional component parties.
The new ministers and deputy ministers will take their oath of office at Istana Negara at
9.30am Friday.

NEW CABINET LINE-UP:


Prime Minister and Finance Minister 1 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy PM and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Ministers in Prime Ministers Department
Unity and Performance Dr Koh Tsu Koon
Law and Parliament Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz
Religious Affairs Brig. Gen. (Rtd) Datuk Jamil Khir Baharum
Economic Planning Unit Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputies: Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Senator Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, Datuk SK
Devamany, Ahmad Maslan, Senator T. Murugiah
Finance
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Finance Minister II: Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
Deputies: Datuk Chor Chee Heung, Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein
Education
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputies: Datuk Wee Ka Siong, Datuk Dr Puad Zarkashi
Transport
Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat
Deputies: Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, Datuk Robert Lau
Home
Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
Deputies: Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop, Jelaing Mersat
Information, Culture, Arts and Communications
Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Deputies: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum, Senator Heng Sai Kee
Energy, Green Tech & Water
Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Deputy: Noriah Kasnon
Plantation Industries and Commodoties
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Deputy: Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin

Rural and Regional Development


Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal
Deputies: Datuk Hassan Malek, Datuk Joseph Entulu
Higher Education
Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin
Deputies: Dr Hou Kok Chung, Saifuddin Abdullah
International Trade and Industry
Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Deputies: Datuk Muhkriz Mahathir, Datuk Jacob Dungau
Science, Tech and Innovation
Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Deputy: Fadillah Yusof
Natural Resources and Environment
Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas
Deputy: Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
Tourism
Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy: Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib
Agriculture and Agro-based Industries
Datuk Noh Omar
Deputies: Johari Baharum, Rohani Abdul Karim
Defence
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Deputy: Datuk Dr Abdul Latif
Works
Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Deputy: Datuk Yong Khoon Seng
Health
Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy: Datuk Rosnah Rashid Shilin
Youth and Sports
Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputies: Datuk Razali Ibrahim, Wee Jeck Seng

Human Resources
Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam
Deputy: Datuk Maznah Mazlan
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri
Deputy: Datuk Tan Lian Hoe
Housing and Local Government
Datuk Kong Cho Ha
Deputy: Lajim Ukin
Women, Family and Community Development
Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
Deputy: Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun
Foreign Affairs
Datuk Anifah Aman
Deputies: Datuk Lee Chee Hong, Senator A. Kohilan
Federal Territories
Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin
Deputy: M. Saravanan