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Factsheet: Your questions about Muhyiddin's cabinet answered

Andrew Ong, Aidila Razak & Nigel Aw

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Modified 10 Mar 2020, 2:33 am

Muhyiddin Yassin announced his new cabinet today, a week after he was sworn-in as the eighth prime minister.

How big is the cabinet? Are there more women? Who are the top guns who were left out? Malaysiakini helps you to answer these questions, read on.

Is this cabinet bigger?

Yes, and more expensive too.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s cabinet had 27 ministers, of which Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail held two portfolios. Mahathir appointed 26 deputy ministers.

Muhyiddin Yassin’s cabinet has 32 portfolios and appointed 38 deputy ministers. Seven ministries have two deputy ministers.

Who are the non-politicians?

Two non-politicians will be co-opted into the new government.

They are CIMB Group chief executive officer Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, 46, and Federal Territories mufti Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, 51. They will be appointed as senators.

Tengku Zafrul has 24 years of experience in the financial industry while Zulkifli, who has a moderate image, has been the Federal Territories mufti since 2014.

How many cabinet positions did each party receive?

Bersatu has the lion’s share of cabinet and deputy minister positions, despite ranking second in terms of the number of MPs on the government bench.

Bersatu controls...

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