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Monday, January 30, 2023

Anwar announces his Cabinet line-up, Anwar will be the Finance Minister and Zahid made Deputy

NewsAnwar announces his Cabinet line-up, Anwar will be the Finance Minister and...

In the late evening of 2 December, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim finally announced his cabinet line-up for the unity government. According to Anwar, the unity government has reached the two-thirds threshold and is a formidable one.

Nonetheless, it turns out that the rumours that the banker turned politician, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz managed to retain a position in the Cabinet, but the portfolio allocated to him was not the finance minister.

Unexpectedly, Anwar himself will take up the Finance Minister portfolio too.

On the other hand, the much-anticipated deputy prime minister’s posts turn out to be filled by Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of Barisan Nasional (BN) and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

However, Ahmad Zahid will also be given the Rural and Federal Development portfolio.

Here’s the complete list of Anwar’s cabinet line-up.

Deputy Prime Minister IDatuk Seri Zahid Hamidi (BN)
Deputy Prime Minister IIDato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof (GPS)
International Trade and IndustryTengku Zafrul (BN)
DefenceDatuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (BN)
FinanceDato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PH)
Works Alexander Nanta Linggi (GPS)
EducationFahlina Sidek (PH)
Minister in PM’s Department (Economy)Mohd Rafizi Ramli (PH)
Youth and SportsHannah Yeoh (PH)
Minister in PM’s Department (Law and Institutional Reforms)Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (BN)
Religious affairsDatuk Dr Naim Mokhtar
Minister in the PM’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak)Datuk Armizan Mohamad Ali (GRS)
TransportAnthony Loke (PH)
Natural Resources, Environment and Climate ChangeNik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (PH)
Human ResourcesV. Sivakumar (PH)
Women, Family and Community DevelopmentDatuk Seri Nancy Shukri (GPS)
Higher EducationDatuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin (BN)
Home affairsDatuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (PH)
HealthDr Zaliha Mustafa (PH)
Agriculture and Food SecurityMohamad Sabu (PH)
Rural and Regional DevelopmentAhmad Zahid Hamidi (BN)
Foreign affairsDatuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir (BN)
Domestic Trade and Cost of LivingDatuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (PH)
Communications and MultimediaFahmi Fadzil (PH)
Local Authority DevelopmentNga Kor Ming (PH)
Science and TechnologyChang Lih Kang (PH)
Entrepreneur DevelopmentEwon Benedick (PH)
Farming and CommodityFadillah Bin Yusof (GPS)
TourismDatuk Seri Tiong King Sing (GPS)
National UnityDatuk Aaron Ago Dagang (GPS)

The swearing-in ceremony will take place today at 3 pm.

Earlier, Anwar said that he will have a much leaner Cabinet. The unity government is made up of PH, BN, GPS, and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS).

Meanwhile, Anwar will be announcing the list of deputy Ministers soon.

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