Ministry of Finance (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Finance
Kementerian Kewangan
The Federal Government of Malaysia
Minister Najib Tun Razak
Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (Minister of Finance II)
Deputy Minister Ahmad Maslan
Secretary General Mohd Irwan Serigar Bin Abdullah
Established date 31 August 1957
Key agencies
Location Putrajaya

The Ministry of Finance (Malay: Kementerian Kewangan) is a federal government ministry in Malaysia. It is headed by Najib Razak who is also the prime minister of Malaysia. Its headquarters is in Putrajaya Ministry of Finance

The Finance Minister, as with other ministers in the Cabinet of Malaysia, is appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong upon the advice of the Prime Minister.[1] Traditionally, the Finance Minister will be a person other than the Prime Minister, however the Finance portfolio was taken up by Mahathir Mohamad during his tenure as the fourth Prime Minister (1998-1999 and 2001-2003). Subsequent prime ministers, namely Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak, have followed this trend of taking up the Finance Minister portfolio.

List of Finance Ministers[edit]

The following is a list of former and current Finance Minister.[2]


  1. ^ Article 43 of the Constitution of Malaysia
  2. ^ "Former Minister of Finance". Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2012.