New cabinet line-up: Najib retains control of Finance


Najib continues to control the Finance Ministry as he unveils his new cabinet line up.

Why must the PM also control Finance? Isn’t there a lot to handle in each of these portfolios?

The new line-up of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (The Star):

*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

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16 May 2013 10.41pm

Him again with the Money-Is-Never-Short portfolio?
I am afraid Ah Kong’s safe deposits & blood, sweat & tears public funds will see newly added free-flowing taps installed in Putrajaya overnight.
Nations are now wearing thrifty belts to conserve their own Ah Kong’s monies but in Boleh Land, the perennial outflow, wastage & leakages will be as normal as Sungai Pinang River’s fast flowing after a hot summer cyclone rain.
Wastage & Leakages Flow Like Putrajaya Longkang River! (My thousand apologies to Anil for borrowing his tagline for a twist!).

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
16 May 2013 12.10pm

I doubt this new cabinet will do anything about racism and punish people like Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah.

16 May 2013 10.59am

Waytha the Great Pretender has just got his minister post.
Do you think one can survived with just water without food for 21 days?
Now we have the greatest pretender in Ah Cheap with is … deceits.

Enjoy it here, The Great Pretender

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
15 May 2013 9.54pm

Where is Lim Kit Siang ???

15 May 2013 10.40pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

There is no Lim Kit Siang but there are (those) like Waytha who act hunger sandiwara to get his minister post. I believed MCA and Gerakan are doing another sandiwara just like Waytha. Don’t worry you will see a lot of it and the ending will be the same. MCA and Gerakan will be waiting for crumbs and handout. They thought the Chinese will be giving a hue and cry over their non participant but they are wrong. The Chinese would not give a damn because these hypocrites like Waytha and sooner MCA and Gerakan are doing it for their… Read more »

Andrew I
Andrew I
15 May 2013 11.03pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

Where’s the ex Minister of 69?

15 May 2013 9.45pm

Disappointed on the cabinet line up. Muyiddin is still the Minister for Education, a disaster. Hishammudin is still in the line up who is a major disappointment when he was in the Home Minister. How can (someone) like Waythamoorthy be appointed as a Deputy Minister.