Madani Government Cabinet Reshuffle; Who’s In And Who’s Out?

Madani Government Cabinet Reshuffle; Who’s In And Who’s Out?

After a year in power, it’s safe to say that the court of public opinion hasn’t been kind to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his Madani government.

Trust in the government has suffered thanks to various issues such as concerns over the economic direction of Malaysia, the high inflation rate, and a lack of significant reforms.

So in an effort to rebuild the people’s trust in the Madani government, Anwar announced a major cabinet reshuffle to help shake things up, and hopefully affect some real changes.

Return of old favourites, plus some new faces

The changes made to Anwar’s cabinet include the return of former ministers to their old haunting grounds, the movement of prominent ministers, the splitting of existing ministries and some new faces.

For the returning of old favourites, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and Gobind Singh Deo are returning to the post of Health Minister and the Communications and Digital Ministry respectively.

Meanwhile, UMNO’s deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, who is currently holding the Defence Minister post, has been moved to the Foreign Ministry, with another UMNO mainstay, Datuk Seri Mohamad Khalid Nordin set to take his place.

There are some new faces set to make their debuts in Anwar’s cabinet as well, such as the surprise nomination of the current Employees Provident Fund (EPF) CEO, Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan as the newly created Finance Minister II post.

New cabinet line up announced  on Dec 12, 2023

The prime minister shared the good news in a live broadcast aired earlier today.

Here’s what Anwar’s new cabinet will look like after the reshuffle;

  • Finance Minister: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
    Finance Minister II: Datuk Seri Amiz Hamzah Azizan
    Deputy Finance Minister: Lim Hui Ying
  • Rural and Regional Development Minister: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, also Deputy Prime Minister
    Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister: Datuk Rubiah Wang
  • Energy Transition and Public Utilities Minister (new portfolio): Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, also Deputy Prime Minister and responsible for Sabah and Sarawak affairs
    Deputy Energy Transition and Public Utility Minister: Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir
  • Transport Minister: Anthony Loke Siew Fook
    Deputy Transport Minister: Datuk Hasbi Habibollah
  • Agriculture and Food Securities Minister: Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu
    Deputy Agriculture and Food Securities Minister: Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup
  • Economy Minister: Rafizi Ramli
    Deputy Economy Minister : Datuk Hanifah Taib
  • Local Government Development Minister: Nga Kor Ming
    Deputy Local Government Development Minister: Datuk Aiman Athirah Sabu
  • Foreign Minister: Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan
    Deputy Foreign Minister: Datuk Mohamad Alamin
  • Works Minister: Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi
    Deputy Works Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan
  • Home Affairs Minister: Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution
    Deputy Home Minister: Datuk Seri Shamsul Anuar Nasarah
  • International Trade & Industry Minister: Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz
    Deputy International Trade & Industry Minister : Liew Chin Tong
  • Defence Minister: Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin
    Deputy Defence Minister: Adly Zahari
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Minister: Chang Lih Kang
    Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister: Datuk Mohammad Yusof Apdal
  • Women, Family & Community Development Minister: Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri
    Deputy Women, Family & Community Development Minister: Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad
  • Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Law and Institutional Reform: Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said
    Deputy Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Law and Institutional Reform: M. Kulasegaran
  • Natural Resources and Sustainability Minister (new portfolio): Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad
    Deputy Natural Resources and Sustainability Minister: Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii
  • Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development Minister: Datuk Ewon Benedick
    Deputy Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development Minister: Datuk Ramanan Ramakrishnan
  • Higher Education Minister: Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir
    Deputy Higher Education Minister: Datuk Mustapha Yunus Sakmud
  • Tourism, Arts & Culture Minister: Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing
    Deputy Tourism, Arts & Culture Minister: Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan
  • Communications Minister (split portfolio from Digital): Fahmi Fadzil
    Deputy Communications Minister: Teo Nie Ching
  • Education Minister: Fadhlina Sidek
    Deputy Education Minister: Wong Kah Woh
  • Unity Minister: Datuk Aaron Ago Anak Dagang
    Deputy Unity Minister: Saraswathy Kandasami
  • Minister in Prime Minister’s Dept, Religious Affairs: Datuk Dr. Mohammad Na’im Mokhtar
    Deputy Minister in Prime Minister’s Dept, Religious Affairs:: Professor Dr Zulkifli Hassan
  • Youth & Sports Minister: Hannah Yeoh
    Deputy Youth & Sports Minister: Adam Adli Abdul Halim
  • Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Federal Territories: Dr Zaliha Mustafa
  • Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister: Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali
    Deputy Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister: Fuziah Salleh
  • Plantation and Commodities Minister: Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani
    Deputy Plantation and Commodities Minister: Datuk Chan Foon Hin
  • Health Minister: Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad
    Deputy: Datuk Lukanisman Awang Sauni
  • Digital Minister (new portfolio): Gobind Singh Deo
    Deputy Digital Minister: Datuk Ugak Anak Kumbong
  • Human Resources Minister: Steven Sim Chee Keong
    Deputy Human Resources Minister: Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad

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