Ministry of Finance (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Finance (MOF)
Kementerian Kewangan
Ministry overview
Formed 31 August 1957; 57 years ago (1957-08-31)
Jurisdiction Government of Malaysia
Headquarters Ministry of Finance Complex, No. 5 Persiaran Perdana, Presint 2, 62592 Putrajaya
Ministers responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
  • Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Secretary-General

The Ministry of Finance (Malay: Kementerian Kewangan), abbreviated MOF, is cabinet-level ministry of Malaysia. It is headed by Najib Razak who is also the prime minister of Malaysia. Its headquarters is in Ministry of Finance Complex, Putrajaya.

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 Federal Minister of Finance[edit]

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

Political Party:       Alliance       BN

Federal Minister of Finance Term of Office Prime Minister
Portrait Name
Political Party Took Office Left Office
1 Henry Lee Hau Shik
Alliance (MCA) 1957 1959 Tunku Abdul Rahman
2 Tan Siew Sin
MP for Malacca Tengah
Alliance (MCA) 1959 1969 Tunku Abdul Rahman
(II • III)
3 Tun Abdul Razak (MY 2nd PM).jpg Abdul Razak Hussein
MP for Pekan
Alliance (UMNO) 1969 1970 Tunku Abdul Rahman
(2) Tan Siew Sin
MP for Malacca Tengah
Alliance (MCA) 1970 1974 Abdul Razak Hussein
4 Tun Hussein Onn (MY 3rd PM).jpg Hussein Onn
MP for Sri Gading
BN (UMNO) 1974 1976 Abdul Razak Hussein
5 Tengku-razaleigh.jpg Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
(b. 1937)
MP for Ulu Kelantan
BN (UMNO) 1976 1984 Hussein Onn
(I • II)
Mahathir Mohamad
(I • II)
6 Daim Zainuddin
(b. 1938)
MP for Kuala Muda
MP for Merbok
BN (UMNO) 1985 1991 Mahathir Mohamad
(II • III • IV)
7 Anwar 980416.jpg Anwar Ibrahim
(b. 1947)
MP for Permatang Pauh
BN (UMNO) 1991 1998 Mahathir Mohamad
(IV • V)
8 Mahathir Mohamad 2007.jpg Mahathir Mohamad
(b. 1925)
MP for Kubang Pasu
BN (UMNO) 1998 1999 Mahathir Mohamad
9 Mustapa Mohamed in CNBC-supply chains - World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 crop.jpg Mustapa Mohamed
(b. 1950)
MP for Jeli
BN (UMNO) 1998 1999 Mahathir Mohamad
(6) Daim Zainuddin
(b. 1938)
MP for Merbok
BN (UMNO) 1999 2001 Mahathir Mohamad
(V • VI)
(8) Mahathir Mohamad 2007.jpg Mahathir Mohamad
(b. 1925)
MP for Kubang Pasu
BN (UMNO) 2001 2003 Mahathir Mohamad
10 Jamaluddin Jarjis
MP for Rompin
BN (UMNO) 2002 2004 Mahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
11 AB April 2008.jpg Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(b. 1939)
MP for Kepala Batas
BN (UMNO) 2003 2008 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(I • II • III)
12 Nor Mohamed Yakcop
(b. 1947)
MP for Tasek Gelugor
BN (UMNO) 2004 2009 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(II • III)
13 Najib Razak 2008-08-21.jpg Najib Razak
(b. 1953)
MP for Pekan
BN (UMNO) 2008 Incumbent Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
(I • II)
14 Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.png Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
(b. 1952)
MP for Tambun
BN (UMNO) 2009 Incumbent Najib Razak
(I • II)


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

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