10 April 2009

Najib's New Cabinet.

The Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today announced his lineup for the cabinet. All in, there were some major surprises. In the lineup, we see Dr Koh Tsu Koon coming into the Prime Minister's Dept; Mukhriz in MITI and a couple of others - KJ was actually not on the list.

I think that Najib has a tall order on his sleeves since taking over from Abdullah Badawi - and the first thing he really has to address is the current roller coaster economy. What the industry and the entire economy needs right now is a strong Government with strong and transparent policies - this way, we can attract the foreign funds once again, pumping in more cash into the economy.

The stimulus plans so far has been so far so good; but I believe the country needs more. Lets watch and see how the whole picture unfolds.

Anyways, for those of you who missed out, here's the list.

The members of his cabinet are:

Deputy Prime Minister

Muhyiddin Yassin

Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department

Dr Koh Tsu Koon - Unity Affairs and Performance Management

Nazri Abdul Aziz - Minister in charge of law and Parliament

Nor Mohamed Yaakop - Economic Planning Unit

Major Gen Jamil Khir Baharom - Islamic Affairs

Deputies: Liew Vui Keong, Senator Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, SK Devamany, Ahmad Maslan and Senator T Murugiah

Finance Ministry

Najib Abdul Razak (1)
Ahmad Husni Hanadzlan (2)

Deputies: Chor Chee Heong, Senator Dr Awang Adek Hussien

Education Ministry

Muhyiddin Yassin

Deputy: Wee Ka Siong, Puad Zarkashi

Transport Ministry

Ong Tee Keat

Deputies: Abdul Rahim Bakri, Robert Lau Hoi Chew

Agricultural Development and Commodities

Bernard Dompok

Deputy: Hamzah Zainuddin

Home Affairs

Hishammuddin Hussien

Deputies: Abu Seman Yusop, Jelaing Mersat

Information, Communication, Arts and Culture

Rais Yatim

Deputies: Joseph Salang Gandum, Senator Heng Seai Kie

Energy, Green Technology and Water

Peter Chin Fah Kui

Deputy: Noriah Kasnon

Rural Development and Territories

Shafie Apdal

Deputies: Hassan Malek, Joseph Entulu Belaun

Higher Education

Khaled Nordin

Deputies: Dr Hou Kok Chung, Saifuddin Abdullah

International Trade and Industry

Mustapa Mohamad

Deputies: Mukhriz Mahathir, Jacob Dungau Sagan

Science, Technology and Innovation

Dr Maximus Ongkili

Deputy: Fadillah Yusof


Ng Yen Yen

Deputy: Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib


Noh Omar

Deputies: Johari Baharom, Rohani Abdul Karim


Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Deputy: Abdul Latif Ahmad


Shaziman Abu Mansor

Deputies: Yong Khoon Seng


Liow Tiong Lai

Deputy: Rosnah Rashid Shilin

Youth and Sports

Ahmad Shabery Cheek

Deputies: Razali Ibrahim, Wee Jeck Seng

Human Resource

Dr S Subramaniam

Deputy: Maznah Mazlan

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs

Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Deputy: Tan Lian Hoe

Housing and Local Government

Kong Cho Ha

Deputy: Lajim Ukin

Women, Family and Society Development

Senator Sharizat Abdul Jalil

Deputy: Senator Chew Mei Fun


Anifah Aman

Deputies: Senator A Kohilan Pillay, Senator Lee Chee Leong

Federal Territories

Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin

Deputy: M Saravanan


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