At the Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya late yesterday, Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled the new Malaysian Cabinet for year 2013. The cabinet included a mix of technocrats and civil society representatives, who bring valuable experience from outside government, as well as experienced ministers and younger faces.

The new line-up of Ministers and Deputy Ministers are as follows:

Prime Minister: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak


Deputy Prime Minister: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysian Cabinet 2013

Prime Minister’s Department:


  • Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom
  • Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar (to be appointed senator)
  • Datuk Seri Idris Jala (to be appointed senator)
  • Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
  • Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim
  • Nancy Shukri
  • Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun
  • Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan (to be appointed senator)

Deputy Ministers:

  • Datuk Razali Ibrahim
  • P. Waythamoorthy (to be appointed senator)

Finance Ministry:

  • Minister I: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
  • Minister II: Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Maslan

Education Ministry:

  • Minister I: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
  • Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh
  • Deputy Minister I: Datuk Mary Yap
  • Deputy Minister II: P. Kamalanathan

Home Affairs Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

Communication and Multimedia Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Jailani Johari

International Trade and Industry Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
  • Deputy Minister: Hamim Samuri

Natural Resources and Environment Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri G. Palanivel
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk James Dawos Mamit

Transport Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (acting)
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Aziz Kaprawi

Tourism and Culture Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Joseph Salang

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman

Defence Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri

Works Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Fadillah Yusof
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin

Health Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya

Youth and Sports Ministry:

  • Minister: Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk M. Saravanan

Human Resources Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Richard Riot
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Hasan Malek
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (to be appointed senator)

Women, Family and Community Development Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun

Foreign Affairs Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Anifah Aman
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin

Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahalan
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Halimah Sadique

Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Noriah Kasnon

Rural and Regional Development Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi

Federal Territories Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr J. Loga Bala Mohan

Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid

Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry:

  • Minister: Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin
  • Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah

Number of Ministries: 24

Number of Ministers: 30

Number of Deputy Ministers: 27

Total: 57


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