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Malaysian PM includes several young leaders in his new Cabinet

Published on May 15, 2013 5:59 PM
 
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during the announcement of his new cabinet ministers lineup at his office in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur May 15, 2013. PM Najib Razak unveiled a new Cabinet on Wednesday which he described as a balanced one with Ministers who are experienced, technocrats as well as several young leaders. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled a new Cabinet on Wednesday which he described as a balanced one with Ministers who are experienced, technocrats as well as several young leaders.

The articulate Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin was appointed into Cabinet, with the portfolio of Youth and Sports, after being overlooked in Mr Najib's first Cabinet in 2009.

Other new names are Mr Paul Low, president of the Malaysian branch of Transparency International, who will be Minister in the PM's Department; P. Waytha Moorthy, chairman of Indian rights movement Hindraf, who is made a deputy minister in the PM's Department; and Maybank chief executive Abdul Wahid Omar who will be Minister in the

PM's Department.

 
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