The Cabinet and Legislative of Malaysia

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The Cabinet

Definition of Cabinet
A Cabinet is a body of high ranking members of the government, typically representing the executive branch. It can also sometimes be referred to as the Council of Ministers, an Executive Council, or Executive Committee.

First Malaysia Cabinet
The first cabinet of Malaysia traces its history back to 1955, it was formed to save temporarily before Malaya’s independence in 1957.

The Cabinet Board 1955
Portfolio| Name|
Chief Minister| Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra|
Education| Tun Abdul Razak Hussein|
Natural Resources| Tun Dr Ismail Datuk Abdul Rahman|
Transport| Tun Henry Lee Hau Shik|
Health and Social Welfare| Tun Leong Yew Koh|
Posts and Telecoms| Tun Omar Yoke Lin Ong|
Labour| Tun V.T. Sambanthan|
Works| Tan Sri Haji Sardon Jubir|
Housing, Local Government and Town Planning | Datuk Suleiman Abdul Rahman| Agriculture and Cooperative| Abdul Aziz Ishak|

Following the independence of Malaya in 1957, a new and independent cabinet was formed with additional positions added.

The Cabinet Board 1957

Portfolio| Office Bearer|
Minister, Defence, Foreign Affairs| Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra| Deputy Prime Minister, Defence| Tun Abdul Razak Hussein| Agriculture and Cooperative| Abdul Aziz Ishak|
Security/ External affair| Tun Dr Ismail Datuk Abdul Rahman| Finance| Tun Henry Lee Hau Shik|
Labour and Social Welfare| Tun Omar Yoke Lin Ong|
Health| Tun V.T. Sambanthan|
Works, Posts and Telecoms| Tan Sri Haji Sardon Jubir|
Natural Resources and Local Government | Datuk Suleiman Datuk Abdul Rahman| Transport| Abdul Rahman Talib|
Justice| Tun Leong Yew Koh|
Education| Tan Sri Mohamad Khir Johari|
Trade and Industry| Tun Tan Siew Sin|

The Latest Cabinet Board 2008 – 2010
The Barisan Nasional coalition won the general elections to the 12th Malaysian Parliament on March 8, 2008 and formed the government. Following Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's resignation as Prime Minister, a new Cabinet was announced by new coalition leader, Najib Tun Razak, on April 9, 2009 and were sworn in on April 10, 2009. Najib reshuffled his Cabinet on June 1, gress, swapping two ministers. The 3 main Parties of Barisan Nasional are

* United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)

* Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)

* Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)

Members Of Cabinet - Ministers
Y.A.B. DATO' SRI MOHD. NAJIB BIN TUN HAJI ABDUL RAZAK
PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF FINANCE

Y.A.B. TAN SRI DATO' HAJI MUHYIDDIN BIN MOHD. YASSIN
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF EDUCATION

Y.B. SENATOR TAN SRI DR. KOH TSU KOON
MINISTER IN THE PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT

Y.B. TAN SRI BERNARD GILUK DOMPOK
MINISTER OF PLANTATION INDUSTRIES AND COMMODITIES

Y.B. DATO' SERI MOHAMED NAZRI BIN ABDUL AZIZ
MINISTER IN THE PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT
Y.B. DATO' SERI HISHAMMUDDIN BIN TUN HUSSEIN
MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS

Y.B. DATO' SERI UTAMA DR. RAIS YATIM
MINISTER OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE

Y.B. TAN SRI NOR MOHAMED BIN YAKCOP
MINISTER IN THE PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT

Y.B. DATUK PETER CHIN FAH KUI
MINISTER OF ENERGY, GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND WATER

Y.B. DATO' SERI HJ. MOHD SHAFIE BIN HAJI APDAL
MINISTER OF RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Y.B. DATO' SERI MOHAMED KHALED BIN NORDIN
MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Y.B. DATO' SRI MUSTAPA BIN MOHAMED
MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Y.B. DATUK SERI DR. MAXIMUS JOHNITY ONGKILI
MINISTER OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Y.B. DATO SRI DOUGLAS UGGAH EMBAS
MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

Y.B. DATO' SRI DR NG YEN YEN
MINISTER OF TOURISM

Y.B. DATUK SERI HAJI NOH BIN OMAR
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-BASED INDUSTRY

Y.B. DATO' SERI DR. AHMAD ZAHID BIN HAMIDI
MINISTER OF DEFENCE

Y.B. DATO' SHAZIMAN BIN ABU MANSOR...
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