Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today announced his much awaited cabinet.
His press conference to make the announcement started at 3pm. He is flanked by Muhyiddin Yassin.
The cabinet reflects the government's aim to focus of people-first paradigm, Najib said, adding that there would be 28 ministers and 40 deputy ministers.
He said two ministries have been merged and one new ministry formed. A separate portfolio has also been created to oversee national unity under the PM's Department.
He also said that he would personally look into the performance of each minister every six months.
The members of his cabinet are:
Muhyiddin Yassin - Deputy PM
Ministers in PMs Department
Koh Tsu Koon - Unity and Performance, Nor Mohamed Yakcob - Economy Planning Unit, Nazri Abdul Aziz - Parliament, Jamil Khir Baharom - Religious Affairs
Finance Ministry - Najib Abdul Razak (1), Ahmad Husni (2)
Education Ministry - Muhyiddin Yassin
Transport Ministry - Ong Tee Keat
Home Affairs Ministry - Hishammuddin Hussein
Information, Culture, Arts and Communications - Rais Yatim
Energy, Green Technology and Water - Peter Chin
Rural Development - Shafie Apdal
Higher Education - Khaled Nordin
International Trade and Industry - Mustapa Mohamed, Deputy: Mukhriz Mahathir
Tourism - Ng Yen Yen
Agriculture - Noh Omar
Defence - Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Works - Shaziman Mansur
Health - Liow Tiong Lai
Sports and Youth - Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Human Resources - S Subramaniam
Housing and Local Goverment - Kong Cho Ha
Women, Family and Community Development - Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
Foreign Ministry - Anifah Aman
Federal Territories Minister (Menteri Wilayah) - Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin
Consumer Affairs and Domestic Trade - Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Key ministers dropped
Those top ministers dropped are Azalina Othman (Tourism), Syed Hamid Albar (Home), Muhammad Muhd Taib (Rural Development), Amirsham A Aziz (PM's Department) and Ong Ka Chuan (Housing).
Also not included in the new line-up is Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, but his rival Mukhriz Mahathir has been named a deputy minister.
Khairy is the only head of the three Umno wings not appointed minister.
- sources: MalaysiaKini