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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Abdullah Badawi launches his 'new' BN Cabinet
























Graphics courtesy of Malaysiakini.

Well, this is the new Malaysian Federal BN Government Cabinet of Abdullah Badawi.

This list is sourced from The Star Online. Nation
MYT 1:01:48 PM

PUTRAJAYA: Embattled BN Chairman, UMNO President, Grand Imam of Islam Hadhari, Khairy Jamaludin's Father in Law and current Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has announced today his 27-seat Cabinet line-up.

More than half of the ministers are new faces. Some are recycled. :)

The full list:

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz
Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim
Datuk Amirsham Abdul Aziz

Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department
Datuk Johari Baharom
Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim
Datuk K. Devamany
Datuk Hassan Malik

Finance
Minister - Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Second Finance Minister - Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputies - Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Datuk Kong Cho Ha

Defense
Minister - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy - Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop

Internal Security and Home Affairs
Minister - Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar
Deputies - Datuk Chor Chee Heong, Senator Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh

Housing and Local Government
Minister -Datuk Ong Ka Chuan
Deputies - Datuk Robert Lau , Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin

Works Minister
Minister - Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamad
Deputy- Datuk Yong Khoon Seng

Energy, Water and Communications
Minister - Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Deputy- Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Minister - Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Deputy - Datin Paduka Rohani Abdul Karim

International Trade and Industry
Minister -Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputies- Loh Wei Keong, Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan

Foreign Affairs
Minister -Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Deputy- Tunku Azlan Abu Bakar

Education
Minister -Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
Deputies -Datuk Wee Ka Siong, Datuk Razali Ismail

Higher Education
Minister - Datuk Khaled Nordin
Deputies - Khoo Kok Choong, Datuk Idris Harun

Transport
Datuk Ong Tee Keat
Deputy - Anifah Aman

Human Resources
Datuk S. Subramaniam
Deputy- Datuk Noraini Ahmad

Women, Family and Community Development
Minister-Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy- Noriah Kasnon

National Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage
Minister- Datuk Shafie Apdal
Deputy-Datuk Teng Boon Soon

Science, Technology and Innovation
Minister- Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Deputy- Fadilah Yusof

Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development
Minister - Datuk Noh Omar
Deputy- Datuk Saiffuddin Abdullah

Natural Resources and Environment
Minister - Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas
Deputy - Datuk Abu Ghapur Salleh

Rural and Regional Development
Minister - Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib
Deputy- Tan Sri Joseph Kurup

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Minister - Datuk Shahrir Samad
Deputy - Jelaing Mersat

Plantation Industries and Commodities
Minister - Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Deputy- Senator A. Kohilan

Youth and Sports
Minister - Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaacob
Deputy - Wee Jack Seng

Health
Minister - Datuk Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy- Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad

Information
Minister - Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputy- Datuk Tan Lian Hoe

Tourism
Minister - Datuk Azalina Othman
Deputy - Datuk Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abu Taib

FT
Minister - Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique
Deputy- M. Saravanan

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What do you folks have to say about this new line up?

You figure that these BN ministers are better than the previous bunch of 'we know best' kaki's who screwed the rakyat blind?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why must Pak Lah continue to hold the Finance Ministry (FM) portfolio, is his economic knowledge so excellent?. He has his hands full running the country and UMNO and he has to has his hand in the FM. Can he at least show he is not so greedy or is he not trusting enough of this Nor Mohd?

Zaid Ibrahim, Sharir Samad and Amirsham these 3 guys can really perform if given free hands. Other than that, the rest of the cabinet members, bring no excitment. Most boring guy will be the one in MITI.

Najmuddin Yusoff said...

Muhammad son of Muhammad, why why why?

And where is Khairy son in law of Abdullah? :D

Henrik Gustav said...

How can there be no corruption? these umno ministers are very rich, they have tons of properties and cars and families to support. Their salary alone is not enough.

Johari Baharom owns BMW X5, 2 wives, few houses, few cars, many relatives to support.

Yakcop is certainly not people friendly. What has he done for the community or even his consistuency?

Noh Omar is such an ultra supremacist, almost as bad as Khairy. Always blaming Chinese for their defeat.

Let's see what azalina has to say about bloggers right now.

Saidul A Shaari said...

While I'm happy that the Vellu guy and that AP Queen is no longer in Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's picture, I still have no faith in his new cabinet lineup.

It is the same old story but with different players this time around. Barisan Nasional is a sinking old 'tongkang', Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's latest attempt to save it won't make any difference.

Malay Women in Malaysia

malayamuda said...

really bad for a party which needs reforms badly to survive.

Zaid Ibrahim and Shahrir Samad are the only 2 good choices. In fact Pak Lah should have exempted himself from not only FM, but also PM. If Zaid becomes PM can you imagine how good it will be for Malaysia ?

Why the moron Nazri is still in ? And the ball carrier Mike Tyson, after years of ball carrying he has finally been paid handsomely.

On the whole the new line up is not impressive at all. Looks like the rakyat have to decide for Pak Lah again hmmmmmmm

MAHAGURU58 said...

My dear fellow Malaysians,

As always, I admire and respect your viewpoints which are sharp and quite accurate as to the quality or rather lack of it in the majority of the appointed Abdullah Badawi Cabinet Ministers.

Frankly speaking, I don't see Abdullah Badawi be able to pull through this era of no confidence in him.

April 15th 2008 will see the end of Anwar Ibrahim's disbarment from taking part in active politics here in Malaysia.

Things surely will change from that day onwards as far as the nation's political scenario is concerned.

Let's see how these new BN Cabinet perform?

Keep them comments and political observations coming.

Thank you.

Hidup Barisan Rakyat!

abu hanaan said...

Former Semangat 46 as new Menteri Penerangan is interesting.

lim said...

try to post testing comment after several time fail. Pls show it to me this message if this is the right way.

abu hanaan said...

Aha, no Khairy but there's Shaziman controlling communications....

mytrainmaster said...

Now that the BN has revealed their chess pieces, I wonder what will Barisan Rakyat’s shadow cabinet line-up be.

It will be an interesting “satu-lawan-satu”. Who is taking on Nazri?

Is RTM going to telecast this? :D

gangeticus said...

Apparently all the ministers and deputies must declare their assets publicly!

I am willing to bet my 20 cubic meters of water that this won't happen.

Is Pak Lah going to declare his house in Perth, or his boat etc etc? Don't think so...

malayamuda said...

ha Shahrizat has been appointed advisor to the PM on womens affairs just this evening. It's is supposedly a Ministerial position too. Then whats Ng Yen Yen for ? Cant Ng advice the PM on womens affairs ?

Just a few days ago Bodowi said he will not appoint people who lost in the GE to the cabinet.

Bodowi seems to be back tracking everytime, no final decision. Everytime he hears something new it makes new decisions.

No wonder the Sultans and Rajas are helping him make decisions now