Cabinet of Sabah

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The Cabinet of Sabah is a part of the executive arm of the Government of Sabah, Malaysia. The Cabinet consists of the Chief Minister, appointed by the Governor on the basis that he is able to command a majority in the Sabah State Legislative Assembly, and 10 other ministers made up of members of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly.

This Cabinet is similar in structure and role to that of federal level, while being smaller in size. As federal and state responsibilities differ, there are a number of portfolios that differ between the federal and state governments.

Members of the Cabinet are selected by the Chief Minister, and appointed by the Governor. Cabinet Ministers are always the head of a ministry.

Full members[edit]

On 12 May 2018, Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN), People's Justice Party (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP) and United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) formed a coalition of 35 members of the Assembly (which later increased to 39) to form a government. Since 16 May 2018, members of the Cabinet are:[1][2]

Name Portfolio Party Constituency Date of appointment
Mohd. Shafie Apdal MP Chief Minister WARISAN Senallang 12 May 2018
Minister of Finance
Wilfred Madius Tangau MP Deputy Chief Minister UPKO Nominated member 16 May 2018
Minister of Trade and Industry
Christina Liew Chin Jin MP Deputy Chief Minister PKR Api-Api 16 May 2018
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment
Jaujan Sambakong Deputy Chief Minister WARISAN Sulabayan 16 May 2018
Minister of Local Government and Housing
Peter Anthony Minister of Infrastructural Development WARISAN Melalap 16 May 2018
Junz Wong Hong Jun Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry WARISAN Tanjung Aru 16 May 2018
Ewon Benedick Minister of Rural Development UPKO Kadamaian 16 May 2018
Dr. Yusof Yacob Minister of Education and Innovation WARISAN Sindumin 16 May 2018
Aidi Mokhtar Minister of Law and Native Affairs WARISAN Pantai Manis 16 May 2018
Frankie Poon Ming Fung Minister of Youth and Sports DAP Tanjung Papat 16 May 2018
Stephen Wong Tien Fatt MP Minister of People's Health and Wellbeing DAP Nominated member 16 May 2018

Assistant ministers[edit]

Assistant ministers, being a member of the Legislative Assembly but not that of the Cabinet, are deputies to a respective minister and the second-in-command of their respective ministry. Assistant ministers, since the formation of the current Cabinet, are:[2]

Name Portfolio Party Constituency Date of appointment
Jimmy Wong Sze Phin Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister DAP Sri Tanjong 16 May 2018
Arifin Asgali WARISAN Sekong 16 May 2018
Kenny Chua Teck Ho Assistant Minister of Finance PKR Inanam 16 May 2018
Saripuddin Hatta WARISAN Merotai 16 May 2018
Ben Chong Chen Bin Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry WARISAN Tanjong Kapor 16 May 2018
Azhar Matussin WARISAN Karambunai 16 May 2018
Assaffal P. Alian Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment WARISAN Tungku 16 May 2018
Hiew Vun Zin Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing WARISAN Karamunting 16 May 2018
Abdul Muis Picho Assistant Minister of Infrastructural Development WARISAN Sebatik 16 May 2018
Dr. Daud Yusof Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry WARISAN Bongawan 16 May 2018
Rasinin Kautis Assistant Minister of Rural Development WARISAN Liawan 16 May 2018
Dumi Pg. Masdal WARISAN Lahad Datu 16 May 2018
Arunarsin Taib Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports WARISAN Gum-Gum 16 May 2018
Norazlinah Arif Assistant Minister of People's Health and Wellbeing WARISAN Kunak 16 May 2018
Mohammad Mohamarin Assistant Minister of Education and Innovation WARISAN Banggi 16 May 2018
Jenifer Lasimbang WARISAN Moyog 16 May 2018
Uda Sulai Assistant Minister of Law and Native Affairs WARISAN Petagas 16 May 2018
Janie Lasimbang DAP Kapayan 16 May 2018

Ex-officio members[edit]

Position Office bearer Date of appointment
State Secretary Hashim Paijan 9 July 2018[3]
State Attorney-General Zaleha Rose Pandin 1 July 2017[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohd Izham Unnip Abdullah; Olivia Miwil (16 May 2018). "Sabah cabinet ministers sworn into office, three new ministries introduced". New Straits Times. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Full list of new Sabah Ministers, Assistant Ministers". Bernama. 16 May 2018. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Hashim Paijan is new State Secretary effective July 9". The Borneo Post. PressReader. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "New State AG to review laws". Daily Express. 17 August 2017. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 

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