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JUST IN: Meet PM Ismail Sabri’s new Cabinet lineup

JUST IN: Meet PM Ismail Sabri’s new Cabinet lineup

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Text: Natalie Khoo

Image: @ismailsabri60 / Instagram

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri has just announced his cabinet lineup, after presenting the list to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday

Malaysia’s newly-minted Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced his Cabinet lineup today (August 27), a day after Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah granted him an audience at Istana Abdulaziz in Kuantan.

The Cabinet will continue to have four senior ministers, but no Deputy Prime Minister, according to The Star.

The four senior ministers from the previous administration were retained, namely International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadilah Yusof, and Education Minister Datuk Seri Radzi Jidin.

JUST IN: Meet PM Ismail Sabri’s new Cabinet lineup (фото 1)
YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin bin Abu Bakar

Meanwhile, Khairy Jamaluddin, who is the coordinating minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, has swapped portfolios with Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba as the new Health Minister. Dr Adham takes over as Science, Technology and Innovation Minister.

Other key appointments include Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, who has been reappointed as Finance Minister.

"The government will ensure that the new Cabinet line-up is committed to realising the national agenda through inter-party cooperation to drive the nation's economic recovery," Ismail Sabri said in his announcement.

He added that the Cabinet’s main tasks is to tackle Covid-19 and to recover the economy, and all ministers must prove their performance within their first 100 days in office.

This announcement comes a week after Datuk Seri Ismail was installed as Malaysia's ninth premier, following the collapse of the PN administration on August 16.

The new ministers will be sworn in next Monday. View the full list of ministers and their deputies below:

  • Senior Minister (Defence): YB Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
    Deputy: YB Datuk Seri Ikhmal Hisham bin Abdul Aziz
  • Senior Minister (International Trade and Industry): YB Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
    Deputy: YB Datuk Lim Ban Hong
  • Senior Minister (Education): YB Senator Datuk Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin
    Deputy I: YB Senator Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon
    Deputy II: YB Datuk Mohamad Alamin
  • Senior Minister (Works): YB Datuk Seri Haji Fadillah Yusof
    Deputy: YB Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup
  • Finance Minister: YB Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
    Deputy I: YB Mohd Shahar Abdullah
    Deputy II: YB Tuan Haji Yamani Hafez Musa
  • Health Minister: YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin bin Abu Bakar
    Deputy I: YB Dato’ Dr Noor Azmi bin Ghazali
    Deputy II: YB Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang
  • Transport Minister: YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Henry Sum Agong
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Minister: YB Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba
    Deputy: YB Datuk Haji Amzad bin Mohamed @ Hashim
  • Environment Minister: YB Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim bin Tuan Man
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Dr Mansor bin Othman
  • Human Resource Minister: YB Datuk Seri Saravanan
    Deputy: YB Datuk Haji Awang bin Hashim
  • Federal Territories Minister: YB Datuk Seri Shahidan bin Kassim
    Deputy: YB Datuk Seri Jalaluddin bin Alias
  • Women, Family and Community Development Minister: YB Datuk Seri Rina Binti Harun
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Hajah Siti Zailah binti Mohd Yusoff
  • Higher Education Minister: YB Dato’ Dr Noraini binti Ahmad
    Deputy: YB Senator Datuk Dr. Ahmad Masrizal bin Muhammad
  • Energy and Natural Resources Minister: YB Datuk Seri Takiyuddin bin Hassan
    Deputy: YB Datuk Ali Anak Biju
  • Home Minister: YB Datuk Seri Hamzah Bin Zainuddin
    Deputy I: YB Datuk Seri Dr Haji Ismail bin Haji Mohamed Said
    Deputy II: YB Jonathan Yassin
  • Agriculture and Food Industries Minister: YB Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee
    Deputy I: YB Datuk Seri Hj Ahmad bin Hamzah
    Deputy II: YB Dr. Nik Muhammad Zawawi bin Salleh
  • Rural Development Minister: YB Datuk Seri Mahadzir Bin Khalid
    Deputy: YB Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman bin Mohamad
  • Foreign Affairs Minister: YB Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah
    Deputy: YB Haji Kamarudin bin Jaffar
  • Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister: YB Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Rosol bin Wahid
  • Communications and Multimedia: YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Haji Musa
    Deputy: YB Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin
  • Housing and Local Government Minister: YB Datuk Seri Reezal Merican bin Naina Merican
    Deputy: YB Datuk Sri Ismail bin Abdul Mutalib
  • Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister: YB Tan Sri Noh bin Haji Omar
    Deputy: YB Tuan Muslimin bin Yahaya
  • Plantations and Commodities Minister: YB Datuk Dr Hajah Zuraidah binti Kamaruddin
    Deputy I: YB Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng
    Deputy II: YB Willie anak Mongin
  • Tourism, Art, and Culture Minister: YB Datuk Seri Hajah Nancy binti Shukri
    Deputy: YB Datuk Seri Dr Santhara Kumar a/l Ramanaidu
  • National Unity Minister: YB Datuk Halimah binti Mohamed Sadique
    Deputy: YB Senator Tuan Wan Ahmad Fayshal bin Wan Ahmad Kamal
  • Youth and Sports Minister: YB Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Datuk Azumu
    Deputy: YB Senator Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker
  • Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department 

    (Economy): YB Datuk Seri Mustapa bin Mohamed
    Deputy: YB Eddin Syazlee bin Shith

    (Special Functions): YB Datuk Dr Hj Abdul Latiff bin Ahmad
    Deputy: YB Datuk Mastura binti Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Yazid

    (Law): YB Datuk Seri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar
    Deputy: Datuk Wira Hajjah Mas Ermieyati binti Samsuddin

    (Religious Affairs): YB Senator Tuan Idris bin Ahmad
    Deputy: YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Marzuk bin Shaary

    (Sabah & Sarawak Affairs): YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili
    Deputy: YB Dato’ Hajah Hanifah Hajar Taib

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