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Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, being the Prime Minister of Malaysia for the second time on 10 May 2018,[1] has formed the seventh Mahathir cabinet after being invited by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V to form a new government. Initially, he announced that the Cabinet will be composed of 10 key ministries only[2] representing Pakatan Harapan parties, i.e. Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), People's Justice Party (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP) and National Trust Party (AMANAH), as he suggested "to being a small Cabinet" rather than to have "a huge Cabinet".[3] Then, on 21 May 2018, that list has expanded by 13 ministries.[4] On 2 July 2018, 13 Ministers and 23 Deputy Ministers took office.[5] Currently, it has a total of 28 Ministers.[6]

Seventh Mahathir cabinet
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20th cabinet of Malaysia
2018–present
Secretary Pompeo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (43814329771) (Mahathir cropped).jpg
Date formed21 May 2018
People and organisations
Head of state Sultan Muhammad V 2018-2019
Al-Sultan Abdullah 2019-present
Head of governmentDr. Mahathir Mohamad
Deputy head of governmentDr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
No. of ministers28
Member parties
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition parties
Opposition leadersDr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi 2018-2019
Ismail Sabri Yaakob 2019-present
History
Election(s)Malaysian general election, 2018
Legislature term(s)14th Malaysian Parliament
Budget(s)2019
PredecessorSecond Najib cabinet

Contents

CompositionEdit

Full membersEdit

Since 17 July 2018, the Cabinet consisted of the following ministers:
  PKR (7)   DAP (6)   BERSATU (6)   AMANAH (5)   WARISAN (3)   HINDRAF (1)

Portfolio Office Bearer Party Constituency Term Start Term End Shadow Cabinet Office Barrer
Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad SMN MP BERSATU Langkawi 10 May 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail MP PKR Pandan 21 May 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Noraini Ahmad
Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa MP
(Religious Affairs)
AMANAH Parit Buntar 2 July 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Liew Vui Keong MP
(Law)
WARISAN Batu Sapi Incumbent Azalina Othman Said
Senator Waytha Moorthy Ponnusamy
(National Unity and Social Well-being)
HINDRAF Senator 17 July 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng MP DAP Bagan 21 May 2018 Incumbent Khairy Jamaluddin
Minister of Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali MP PKR Gombak Incumbent Hasan Arifin
Minister of Defence Mohamad Sabu MP AMANAH Kota Raja Incumbent Hishammuddin Hussein
Minister of Home Affairs Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin MP BERSATU Pagoh Incumbent Shahidan Kassim
Minister of International Trade and Industry Ignatius Darell Leiking MP WARISAN Penampang 2 July 2018 Incumbent Ahmad Maslan
Minister of Education Dr. Maszlee Malik MP BERSATU Simpang Renggam 21 May 2018 Incumbent Mahdzir Khalid
Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Dr. Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam MP PKR Kuala Langat 2 July 2018 Incumbent Bung Moktar Radin
Minister of Federal Territories Khalid Abdul Samad MP AMANAH Shah Alam Incumbent Tengku Adnan
Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook MP DAP Seremban 21 May 2018 Incumbent Wee Ka Siong
Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Salahuddin Ayub MP AMANAH Pulai Incumbent Tajuddin Abdul Rahman
Minister of Health Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad MP Kuala Selangor Incumbent Vacant
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mohammadin Ketapi MP WARISAN Silam 2 July 2018 Incumbent Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz
Minister of Housing and Local Government Zuraida Kamaruddin MP PKR Ampang 21 May 2018 Incumbent Noh Omar
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah MP Indera Mahkota 2 July 2018 Incumbent Reezal Merican Naina Merican
Minister of Human Resources Kula Segaran Murugeson MP DAP Ipoh Barat 21 May 2018 Incumbent Ismail Abdul Muttalib
Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Saifuddin Nasution Ismail MP PKR Kulim-Bandar Baharu 2 July 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Minister of Entrepreneurship Development Mohd. Redzuan Md. Yusof MP BERSATU Alor Gajah Incumbent Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim
Minister of Rural Development Rina Mohd Harun MP Titiwangsa 21 May 2018 Incumbent Annuar Musa
Minister of Works Baru Bian MP PKR Selangau 2 July 2018 Incumbent Saravanan Murugan
Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin MP DAP Bakri Incumbent Ahmad Hamzah
Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok Suh Sim MP Seputeh Incumbent Vacant
Minister of Youth and Sports Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman MP BERSATU Muar Incumbent Mohd. Shahar Abdullah
Minister of Communication and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo MP DAP Puchong 21 May 2018 Incumbent Shamsul Anuar Nasarah

Deputy ministersEdit

Since 17 July 2018, deputy ministers are:
  PKR (7)   DAP (7)   BERSATU (6)   AMANAH (5)   WARISAN (2)

Portfolio Office Bearer Party Constituency Term Start Term End Shadow Cabinet Office Bearer
Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh MP
(Religious Affairs)
PKR Kuantan 2 July 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Mohamed Hanipa Maidin MP
(Law)
AMANAH Sepang Incumbent Vacant
Dr. Mohamed Farid Md. Rafik MP
(National Unity and Social Wellbeing)
BERSATU Tanjung Piai Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Finance Amiruddin Hamzah MP Kubang Pasu Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Senator Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin Senator 17 July 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Defence Senator Liew Chin Tong DAP Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Mohd. Azis Jamman MP WARISAN Sepanggar 2 July 2018 Incumbent Adham Baba
Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr. Ong Kian Ming MP DAP Bangi Incumbent Ismail Mohamed Said
Deputy Minister of Education Teo Nie Ching MP Kulai Incumbent Idris Jusoh
Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji MP Raub Incumbent Mohd Nizar Zakaria
Deputy Minister of Federal Territories Dr. Shahruddin Md. Salleh MP BERSATU Sri Gading Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Transport Kamarudin Jaffar MP PKR Bandar Tun Razak Incumbent Mohd Salim Sariff
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Sim Tze Tzin MP Bayan Baru Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Lee Boon Chye MP Gopeng Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik MP Balik Pulau Incumbent Jalaluddin Alias
Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government Senator Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad AMANAH Senator 17 July 2018 Incumbent Halimah Mohamed Sadique
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Marzuki Yahya BERSATU Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Human Resources Mahfuz Omar MP AMANAH Pokok Sena 2 July 2018 Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen MP DAP Stampin Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship Development Dr. Mohd Hatta Md Ramli MP AMANAH Lumut Incumbent Ahmad Nazlan Idris
Deputy Minister of Rural Development Sivarasa Rasiah MP PKR Sungai Buloh Incumbent Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub
Deputy Minister of Works Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir MP AMANAH Temerloh Incumbent Abdul Rahman Mohamad
Deputy Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis MP WARISAN Kota Belud Incumbent Hasbullah Osman
Deputy Minister of Primary Industries Shamsul Iskandar Md. Akin MP PKR Hang Tuah Jaya Incumbent Mastura Mohd. Yazid
Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan MP DAP Segambut Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Steven Sim Chee Keong MP Bukit Mertajam Incumbent Vacant
Deputy Minister of Communication and Multimedia Eddin Syazlee Shith MP BERSATU Kuala Pilah Incumbent Zahidi Zainul Abidin

Council of Eminent PersonsEdit

In addition to the Cabinet, Mahathir established an advisory team called "Council of Eminent Persons" or "Council of Elders" (Malay: Majlis Penasihat Kerajaan, literally Government Advisory Council). The purpose of this Council is to advise the Government on matters pertaining to economic and financial matters during the transition of power period.[7] Since 12 May 2018, members of the Council are:

  1. Former Malaysian Finance Minister, Tun Daim Zainuddin
  2. Former Bank Negara Malaysia governor, Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz
  3. Prominent Malaysian economist, Professor Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram
  4. Hong Kong-based Malaysian tycoon, Robert Kuok Hok Nien
  5. Former CEO of Petronas, Tan Sri Hassan Marican

ChangesEdit

Under this Cabinet:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia's 7th Prime Minister". The Straits Times. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "PM Mahathir: Pakatan Harapan government to form 10-ministry Cabinet first". The Edge Markets. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Mahathir names core ministries, ministers to follow". Free Malaysia Today. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Full Cabinet announcement to be made next week | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  5. ^ Othman, Manirah; Ahmad, Mohd. Hafizi (2 July 2018). "13 Menteri tambahan dan 23 Timbalan Menteri angkat sumpah pagi ini". Kosmo Online (in Malay). Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Three more ministers to be appointed to Cabinet". Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Tun M announces 'council of elders'". NST Online. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.