Swearing-in ceremony for ministers, deputy ministers July 2
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen more ministers and 23 deputy ministers took their oath of office, allegiance and secrecy today before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, at Istana Negara.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Balairong Seri (Throne Room) and was witnessed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
The event was also witnessed by the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who represented the Chief Justice; and the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.
The ministers and deputy ministers took their oath in batches at the ceremony which began at 11 am.
The 13 new ministers bring to 26 the total number of Cabinet members – the first batch of 13 was sworn-in on May 21.
1. Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah – Foreign Minister
2. Darell Leiking – International Trade and Industry Minister
3. Datuk Mohamad Din Ketapi – Tourism and Culture Minister
4. Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail – Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister
5. Baru Bian – Works Minister
6. Syed Saddiq Abd Rahman – Youth and Sports Minister
7. Khalid Abdul Samad – Federal Territories Minister
8. Teresa Kok – Primary Industries Minister
9. Redzuan Yusof – Entrepreneur Development Minister
10. Dr A Xavier Jayakumar – Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister
11. Yeo Bee Yin – Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister
12. Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religion)
13. Datuk Liew Vui Keong – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law)
1. Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah – Deputy Finance Minister
2. Eddin Syazlee Shith – Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister
3. Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan – Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister
4. Datuk Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh – Deputy Federal Territories Minister
5. Dr Lee Boon Chye – Deputy Health Minister
6. Sim Tze Tzin – Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister
7. R Sivarasa – Deputy Rural Development Minister
8. Dr Md Farid Md Rafik – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (National Integration and Social Harmony)
9. Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin – Deputy Primary Industry Minister
10. Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik – Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister
11. Chong Chieng Jen – Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister
12. Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji – Deputy Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister
13. Teo Nie Ching – Deputy Education Minister
14. Steven Sim Chee Keong – Deputy Youth and Sports Minister
15. Dr Ong Kian Ming – Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister
16. Datuk Mahfuz Omar – Deputy Human Resource Minister
17. Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir – Deputy Works Minister
18. Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli – Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister
19. Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar – Deputy Transport Minister
20. Datuk Aziz Jamman – Deputy Home Minister
21. Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis – Deputy Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister
22. Mohamed Hanipa Maidin – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law)
23. Fuziah Salleh – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religion)
Dr Mahathir, 92, was sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia on May 10, a day after the Pakatan Harapan coalition he leads achieved a stunning electoral victory to end the 61-year rule of Barisan Nasional.
On May 21, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was sworn in as the Deputy Prime Minister. She was also appointed Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.
Twelve other ministers were also sworn in: Lim Guan Eng (Finance); Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (Home Affairs); Mohamad Sabu (Defence); Gobind Singh Deo (Communications and Multimedia); M. Kula Segaran (Human Resources); Zuraida Kamaruddin (Housing and Local Government); Anthony Loke Siew Fook (Transport); Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (Economic Affairs); Salahuddin Ayub (Agriculture and Agro-based Industry); Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (Health); Rina Mohd Harun (Rural Development); and Dr Maszlee Malik (Education). – BERNAMA
Get the latest World Cup 2018 scores, highlights and updates from our dedicated news page, click here