PUTRAJAYA, 28 July – Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is now the new Deputy Prime Minister as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced this afternoon. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, replaced Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Najib, in a live news conference from the Prime Minister’s Office here, said the decision was made to ensure his administration remains committed.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been dropped as Deputy Prime Minister in the latest cabinet reshuffle unveiled by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak this afternoon. Umno vice-president and current home minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been named as the new number two.  Speculation had been rife that Muhyiddin, who is also Umno deputy president, would be axed due to his critical remarks regarding the 1MDB.

Speculation is rife that there might be an announcement of a possible Cabinet reshuffle any time between 1pm and 3pm today. This was sparked by an Utusan Malaysia report this morning, which claimed that a reshuffle was imminent. However, when contacted, a representative from the Prime Minister’s Office told that no such thing was happening. Mariah tweets that the media personnel have not been barred from entering the PMO in Putrajaya.

Below is the full list of ministers and their respective portfolios.

Prime Minister/Finance Minister: Datuk Seri Najib Razak
Deputy Prime Minister/Home Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Transport Minister: Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
Health Minister: Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam
Defence Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
Second Finance Minister: Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
Education Minister: Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid
Deputy Minister: P. Kamalanathan
Deputy Minister: Chong Sin Woon

Higher Education Minister: Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh
Deputy Minister: Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister: Datuk Hamzah Zainudin
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah

Natural Resources and Environment Minister: Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar
Deputy Minister: Datuk Hamim Samuri

Tourism and Culture Minister: Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz
Deputy Minister: Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan
Deputy Minister: Datuk Halimah Sadique

International Trade and Industry Minister: Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
International Trade and Industry Minister II: Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan
Deputy Minister: Datuk Lee Chee Leong

Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry: Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri James Dawos Mamit

Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister: Datuk Seri Douglas Unggah Embas
Deputy Minister: Datuk Noriah Kasnon

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman

Rural and Regional Development Minister: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri
Deputy Minister: Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub

Foreign Affairs Minister: Datuk Seri Anifah Aman
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican

Communications and Multimedia Minister: Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak
Deputy Minister: Datuk Jailani Johari

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister: Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau
Deputy Minister: Datuk Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah

Women, Family and Community Development Minister: Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim
Deputy Minister: Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun
Deputy Minister: Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun

Works Minister: Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof
Deputy Minister: Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin

Human Resources Minister: Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaen
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib

Federal Territories Minister: Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan

Youth and Sports Minister: Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
Deputy Minister: Datuk M. Saravanan

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department:
* Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom
* Datuk Seri Idris Jala
* Datuk Azalina Othman
* Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
* Datuk Wee Ka Siong
* Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar
* Nancy Shukri
* Datuk Joseph Entulu Anak Belaun
* Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim
* Datuk Paul Low

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