Line-up of Malaysia's reshuffled cabinet

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (right) shakes hands with newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (right) shakes hands with newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday sacked his deputy premier and attorney general as part of a major cabinet reshuffle widely seen as an attempt to tighten his hold on office amid corruption allegations.

 

The following is the list of new ministerial appointments:

 

New ministers

1. Deputy Prime Minister, Home Minister - Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

2. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister - Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau

3. Domestic Trade Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister - Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin

4. Natural Resources and Environmental Minister - Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

5. Education Minister - Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid

6. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department - Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said

7. International Trade and Industry Minister II - Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan

8. Communication and Multimedia Minister - Datuk Seri Mohd Salleh Keruak

Ministers with new portfolios

1. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister - Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek (Former Communications and Multimedia Minister)

2. Higher Education Minister - Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh (Former Education Minister II)

3. The Rural and Regional Development Ministry - Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (Former Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister)

New Deputy Ministers and new portfolios

1. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister - Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican

2. Deputy Home Minister - Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed

3. Deputy Home Minister - Tuan Masir Anak Kujat

4. Deputy Tourism Minister - Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin

5. Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister (Miti) - Datuk Ahmad Maslan (Former Deputy Finance Minister)

6. Deputy Higher Education Minister - Datuk Mary Yap (Former Deputy Education Minister)

7. Deputy Education Minister - Chong Sin Woon

8. Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Minister - Datuk Hamim Samuri

9. Deputy Defence Minister - Mohd Johari Baharum

10. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of religious affairs - Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki

11. Deputy Finance Minister - Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani

Ministers dropped

1. Deputy Prime Minister & Education Minister - Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

2. Natural Resources and Environment Minister - Datuk Seri Palanivel Govindasamy

3. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister - Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin

4. Domestic Trade Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister - Datuk Seri Hasan Malek

5. Rural and Regional Development - Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal