New Home and Defence Ministers, Muhyiddin Cabinet

SHAH ALAM: New Home and Defence Ministers. PM Muhyiddin Yassin announced his Cabinet, this afternoon (March 9 2020), several hours after meeting the King earlier in the day. Muhyiddin, the Bersatu president, was sworn in as the Malaysian PM on March 1, 2020 ( a day after he was appointed as PM) following the resignation of Tun Mahathir Mohammad on 24 February 2020.

Bera (Pahang) Member of Parliament and Umno Deputy President Ismail Sabri Yaakob was appointed as the Senior Minister for Defence. He is among four senior ministers appointed to the Cabinet, Azmin Ali (Industry and Trade), Fadilah Yusof (Works) and Radzi Jidin (Education). This was the first time that a Malaysian cabinet has senior ministers in the cabinet.

Ismail Sabri Yaakob

According to Muhyiddin, the Senior ministers will assist him in the PM position and chaired the Cabinet meeting when he is not available. Ismail Sabri, 60, last Ministerial post was the Rural Development Ministry in the Najib administration. He replaced Mohammad Sabu. This will be the Temerloh-born’s fourth ministerial post since he became a minister back in 2008.The deputy defence minister is Ikhmal Hisham Aziz, the Tanah Merah (Kelantan) MP.

Hamzah Zainuddin. Internet

As for the Home Ministry, Larut MP Hamzah Zainuddin, 62 was named as the minister. Hamzah was elected to the seat under the BN/Umno ticket but became an independent after the May 2018 general election. He has since joined Bersatu. He was the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism in the Najib cabinet before the general election.

Hamzah was assigned two deputies, Deputy 1 Ismail Mohamad Said, the Kuala Krau MP and Deputy 2, Jonathan Yasin, the Ranau MP.

The full Cabinet list. From Bernama.

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Mac — Berikut adalah senarai penuh Kabinet baharu.

Menteri Kanan – Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri
YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
Timbalan Menteri: Datuk Lim Ban Hong (akan dilantik sebagai senator)
Menteri Kanan – Menteri Pertahanan
YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakob
Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Sri Ikhmal Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz
Menteri Kewangan
YM Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (akan dilantik sebagai senator)
Timbalan Menteri I: YB Datuk Abd. Rahim Bin Bakeri Timbalan Menteri II: YB Mohd Shahar Bin Abdullah
Menteri Kanan – Menteri Kerja Raya
YB Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Yusof
Timbalan Menteri: YB Datuk Dr Shahruddin Bin Md Salleh

Menteri Kanan – Menteri Pendidikan
YB Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin
Timbalan Menteri I: Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon (akan dilantik sebagai senator)
Timbalan Menteri II: YB Muslimin Bin Yahaya
Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Ekonomi)
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed Timbalan Menteri: YB Arthur Joseph Kurup
Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Tugas-tugas Khas)
YB Dato’ Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof Timbalan Menteri: YB Datin Mastura Binti Yazid
Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Parlimen dan Undang- undang)
YB Dato’ Takiyuddin Bin Hassan
Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Eddin Syazlee Shith
Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Hal Ehwal Agama)
YB Dato’ Seri Dr. Hj Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri (akan dilantik sebagai senator)
Timbalan Menteri: YB Ahmad Marzuk Bin Shaary

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Hal Ehwal Sabah dan Sarawak)
YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Hajah Hanifah Hajar Taib
Menteri Pengangkutan
YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong
Timbalan Menteri: YB Haji Hasbi Bin Haji Habibollah
Menteri Alam Sekitar
YB Dato’ Tuan Ibrahim Bin Tuan Man
Timbalan Menteri: Dato’ Dr Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad (akan dilantik sebagai senator)
Menteri Sumber Manusia
YB Datuk Seri Saravanan A/L Murugan Timbalan Menteri: YB Haji Awang Bin Hashim
Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan
YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar Bin Musa Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Sri Dr Santhara Kumar
Menteri Wanita dan Keluarga
YB Datuk Seri Rina Binti Mohd Harun
Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Hajah Siti Zailah Binti Mohd Yusoff

Menteri Pengajian Tinggi
YB Dato’ Dr Noraini Binti Ahmad
Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Dr Mansor Bin Othman
Menteri Tenaga dan Sumber Asli
YB Dato’ Dr Shamsul Anuar Hj Nasarah Timbalan Menteri: YB Ali Anak Biju
Menteri Dalam Negeri
YB Datuk Seri Hamzah Bin Zainuddin
Timbalan Menteri I: YB Dato’ Sri Dr Haji Ismail Bin Haji Mohamed Said
Timbalan Menteri II: YB Jonathan Yassin
Menteri Kesihatan
YB Dato’ Sri Dr Adham bin Baba
Timbalan Menteri I: YB Dato’ Dr Noor Azmi bin Ghazali Timbalan Menteri II: YB Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang
Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Makanan
YB Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee
Timbalan Menteri I: YB Datuk Seri Hj Ahmad Bin Hamzah Timbalan Menteri II: YB Dato’ Haji Che Abdullah Bin Mat Nawi

Menteri Pembangunan Luar Bandar
YB Datuk Dr Hj Abd Latiff Bin Hj Ahmad
Timbalan Menteri I: YB Dato’ Abdul Rahman Bin Mohamad Timbalan Menteri II: YB Dato’ Henry Sum Agong
Menteri Luar Negeri
YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Kamaruddin Jaffar
Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna
YB Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi
Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Rosol Bin Wahid
Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia
YB Dato’ Seri Saifuddin bin Abdullah
Timbalan Menteri: YB Datuk Zahidi Bin Zainul Abidin
Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan
YB Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin
Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Bin Abd Mutalib
Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi
YB Khairy Jamaluddin
Timbalan Menteri: YB Ahmad Amzad Bin Hashim

Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi
YB Dato’ Sri Dr Hj Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar Timbalan Menteri: YB Datuk Wira Mas Ermieyati Binti Hj Samsudin
Menteri Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi
YB Dato’ Dr Mohd Khairuddin Bin Aman Razali Timbalan Menteri I: YB Dato’ Sri Dr Wee Jeck Seng Timbalan Menteri II: YB Willie anak Mongin
Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan
YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Binti Shukri
Timbalan Menteri: YB Datuk Dr. Jeffrey G. Kitingan
Menteri Perpaduan Negara
YB Datuk Halimah Binti Mohamed Sadique Timbalan Menteri: YB Dato’ Sri Tiong King Sing
Menteri Belia dan Sukan
YB Dato’ Sri Reezal Merican Bin Naina Merican
Timbalan Menteri: Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Bin Wan Ahmad Kamal (akan dilantik sebagai senator)
— BERNAMA

As for what will happened at Jalan Padang Tembak, your guess is as good as mine. The swearing in ceremony for the Cabinet is scheduled to be held on March 10.

— Malaysian Defence

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