Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today announced his much awaited cabinet.
His press conference to make the announcement started at 3pm. He is flanked by Muhyiddin Yassin.
Thecabinet reflects the government's aim to focus of people-first paradigm, Najib said, adding that there would be 28 ministers and 40 deputy ministers.
He said two ministries have been merged and one new ministry formed. A separate portfolio has also been created to oversee national unity under the PM's Department.
He also said that he would personally look into the performance of each minister every six months.
The members of his cabinet are:
Muhyiddin Yassin - Deputy PM
Ministers in PMs Department
Koh Tsu Koon - Unity and Performance
Nor Mohamed Yakcob - Economy Planning Unit
Nazri Abdul Aziz - Parliament
Jamil Khir Baharom - Religious Affairs
Najib Abdul Razak (1)
Ahmad Husni (2)
Ong Tee Keat
Home Affairs Ministry
Information, Culture, Arts and Communications
Energy, Green Technology and Water
International Trade and Industry
Deputy: Mukhriz Mahathir
Ng Yen Yen
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Liow Tiong Lai
Sports and Youth
Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Housing and Local Goverment
Kong Cho Ha
Women, Family and Community Development
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin
Consumer Affairs and Domestic Trade
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Key ministers dropped
Thosetop ministers dropped are Azalina Othman (Tourism), Syed Hamid Albar(Home), Muhammad Muhd Taib (Rural Development), Amirsham A Aziz (PM'sDepartment) and Ong Ka Chuan (Housing).
Also not included in thenew line-up is Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, but his rival Mukhriz Mahathir has been named a deputy minister.
Khairy is the only head of the three Umno wings not appointed minister.