KUALA LUMPUR DEC.2: The much awaited news on the list of Cabinet Ministers under the Unity Government has been finally announced by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today, naming Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi from Barisan Nasional (BN) and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) as the Deputy Prime Ministers (DPM).
Anwar also announced that he will be the new Finance Minister under the Unity Government that will focus on good governance, revitalizing the economy and reducing the people’s burden with the high cost of living.
The 10th Prime Minister said, besides being the DPM, Ahmad Zahid will also be responsible for the Ministry of Rural Development and Territories while Fadillah Yusof will be with the Ministry of Agriculture and Commodity.
“The Unity Government has obtained two-third majority in the Dewan Rakyat with the widening of networks to the existing GRS, Warisan and UPKO.
“The list of the new Cabinet Ministers will cooperate and work towards a “fresh economy” and focus will be given to help reduce the burden of the people,” Anwar said via live telecast on TV1 here this evening.
The new Cabinet Ministers will take their oaths and sworn in as Ministers in an audience with His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at 3 pm tomorrow in Istana Negara.
Meanwhile, the list of the new Cabinet Ministers as announced by Anwar is as follows: Minister of Transport-Anthony Loke; Minister of Agriculture – Mohamad Sabu; Minister of Economy-Rafizi Ramli; Minister of Housings and Local Government-Nga Kor Ming; Minister of Defence – Mohamad Hasan; Minister of Works-Alex Nanta Linggi; Minister of Home Affairs- Saifuddin Nasution; Minister of International Trade and Industries – Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz; Minister of Higher Education – Khaled Nordin; Minister of Science Technology and Innovation- Chang Lih Kang; Minister of Women and Community Development-Nancy Shukri; Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs – Salahuddin Ayub; Minister of Law in Prime Minister’s Department – Azalina Othman; Minister of Natural Resources – Nik Nazmi Ahmad; Minister of Entrepreneurs’ Development- Ewon Benedick; Minister of Foreign Affairs – Zambry Kadir; Minister of Tourism – Tiong King Sing; Minister of Communication-Fahmi Fadzil; Minister of Education- Fadhlina Sidek; Minister of Unity – Ago Dagang; Minister of Religious Affairs – Dr. Naim Mokhtar; Minister of Human Resources- Sivakumar A/L Varatharaju Naidu; Minister of Youth and Sports – Hannah Yeoh; Minister of Health – Dr. Zaliha Mustafa, Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah, Sarawak) Armizan Mohamad Ali. – Malaysia World News