Minister of Health (Malaysia)

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Minister of Health
Menteri Kesihatan
Dzulkefly Ahmad
since 12 December 2023 (2023-12-12)
Ministry of Health
StyleYang Berhormat Menteri
(The Honourable Minister)
Member ofCabinet of Malaysia
Reports toParliament of Malaysia
AppointerYang di-Pertuan Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Formation1955 (1955)
First holderLeong Yew Koh
DeputyLukanisman Awang Sauni

The Minister of Health of Malaysia has been Dzulkefly Ahmad since 12 December 2023.[1] The minister is supported by Deputy Minister of Health Lukanisman Awang Sauni. The Minister administers the portfolio through the Ministry of Health.

List of ministers of health[edit]

The following individuals have held office as Minister of Health, or any of its precedent titles:

Political party:   Alliance/BN   PH

Portrait Name
Political party Title Took office Left office Deputy Minister Prime Minister
Leong Yew Koh
MP for Ipoh-Menglembu
Alliance (MCA) Minister of Health 1955 1956 Vacant Chief Minister of the
Federation of Malaya

Tunku Abdul Rahman
Minister of Health and Social Welfare 1956 31 August 1957
V. T. Sambanthan
MP for Kinta Utara
Alliance (MIC) Minister of Health 1957 1959 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Omar Ong Yoke Lin
MP for Ulu Selangor
Alliance (MCA) Minister of Health and Social Welfare 1959 1960 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Aziz Ishak
MP for Kuala Langat
Alliance (UMNO) 1960 1962
Lim Swee Aun
MP for Larut Selatan
Alliance (MCA) 1 August 1962 10 October 1962
Abdul Rahman Talib
MP for Kuantan
Alliance (UMNO) Minister of Health 1962 1964
Bahaman Samsudin
MP for Kuala Pilah
1964 1968 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Hamid Khan
MP for Batang Padang
1968 1969
Sardon Jubir
MP for Pontian Utara
Alliance (UMNO) 4 June 1969 1 January 1972 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Razak Hussein
Lee Siok Yew
MP for Ulu Langat
BN (MCA) 1972 1978 Vacant
Abu Bakar Umar
Abdul Razak Hussein
(I · II)
Hussein Onn
Chong Hon Nyan
MP for Batu Berendam
1978 1983 Sulaiman Daud
K. Pathmanaban
Hussein Onn
Mahathir Mohamad
(I · II)
Chin Hon Ngian
(b. unknown)
MP for Renggam
1983 1986 K. Pathmanaban Mahathir Mohamad
Mak Hon Kam
MP for Tanjong Malim
1986 1986
Chan Siang Sun
(b. unknown)
MP for Bentong
1987 1989 Mahathir Mohamad
Ng Cheng Kiat
(b. unknown)
MP for Klang
1989 1990 Mohamed Farid Ariffin
Lee Kim Sai
MP for Hulu Langat
1990 1995 Mahathir Mohamad
Chua Jui Meng
MP for Bakri
8 May 1995 26 March 2004 Siti Zaharah Sulaiman
Mohd Ali Rustam
Suleiman Mohamed
Mahathir Mohamad
(V · VI)
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Chua Soi Lek
(b. 1947)
MP for Labis
2004 2008 Abdul Latiff Ahmad Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Ong Ka Ting
(b. 1956)
MP for Tanjong Piai

2008 2008
Liow Tiong Lai
(b. 1961)
MP for Bentong
2008 2013 Abdul Latiff Ahmad
Rosnah Shirlin
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
Subramaniam Sathasivam
(b. 1953)
MP for Segamat
BN (MIC) 16 May 2013 9 May 2018 Hilmi Yahaya Najib Razak
Dzulkefly Ahmad
(b. 1956)
MP for Kuala Selangor
PH (AMANAH) 21 May 2018 24 February 2020 Lee Boon Chye Mahathir Mohamad
Adham Baba
MP for Tenggara
BN (UMNO) 10 March 2020 16 August 2021 Noor Azmi Ghazali
Aaron Ago Dagang
Muhyiddin Yassin
Khairy Jamaluddin
(b. 1976)
MP for Rembau
30 August 2021 24 November 2022 Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Zaliha Mustafa
(b. 1964)
MP for Sekijang
PH (PKR) 3 December 2022 12 December 2023 Lukanisman Awang Sauni Anwar Ibrahim
Dzulkefly Ahmad
(b. 1956)
MP for Kuala Selangor
PH (AMANAH) 12 December 2023 Incumbent


  1. ^ "First-Term MP Dr Zaliha Mustafa Appointed Health Minister". December 2, 2022. Retrieved 2022-12-02.