Ministry of Finance (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Finance
Malay: Kementerian Kewangan
Ministry overview
Formed 31 August 1957; 57 years ago (1957-08-31)
Jurisdiction Malaysia
Headquarters Putrajaya, Malaysia
Ministers responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
  • Mohd Irwan Serigar Bin Abdullah, Secretary General
Child agencies

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.