Liow Tiong Lai named Malaysia transport minister; reshuffle includes other MCA and Gerakan reps
Published on Jun 25, 2014 1:49 PM
PUTRAJAYA - Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) president Liow Tiong Lai has been appointed the new Transport Minister, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Wednesday.
His deputy Wee Ka Siong and Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong have been appointed Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department, Mr Najib said at a press conference.
Three MCA vice-presidents were appointed deputy ministers: Mr Lee Chee Leong, deputy minister for international trade and industry; Mr Chua Tee Yong, deputy finance minister; and Ms Chew Mei Fun, deputy minister for women and family development.
"Representatives from MCA are returning to represent the Chinese community, and representatives from Gerakan are returning to the Cabinet," Mr Najib said when unveiling the additions to the current line-up.
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