Sunday, November 8

Taib’s New Cabinet line-up

KUCHING – Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud today announced the long over due cabinet reshuffle that is involved switching of cabinet posts between certain ministers.

Deputy Chief Alfred Jabu has been given his old Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture (MOMA) as well as retaining his Ministry of Rural Development. Jabu’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Communication has been given to Michael Manyin who was then the Minister of Urban Development and Tourism.

Deputy Chief Minister George Chan is now the Minister of Tourism and Heritage as well as the post of Minister of Industrial Development. Abang Zohari is now the Minister of Housing and Urban Development.

Six news faces have been appointed as Assistant Ministers and they are Abdul Wahab Aziz, Dr. Stephen Rundi and Talip Zulpilip (all from PBB), Mong Dagang and John Sikie (PRS) and Peter Nansen (SPDP). None from SUPP has been appointed Assistant Ministers, although a number seats for SUPP are still vacant.

The reshuffle will take effect from 1 December 2009 and the following is the full list of the State Cabinet:

Abdul Taib Mahmud
- Chief Minister
- Minister of Finance
- Minister of Planning and Resource Management

George Chan
- Deputy Chief Minister (1)
- Minister of Tourism and Heritage
- Minister of Industrial Development

Alfred Jabu
- Deputy Chief Minister (II)
- Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture
- Minister of Rural Development

Michael Manyin
- Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communication

James Masing
- Minister of Land Development

William Mawan
- Minister of Social Development and Urbanisation

Abang Haji Zohari
- Minister of Housing and Urban Development

Wong Soon Koh
- Minister of Environment and Public Health
- Second Minister of Finance

Awang Tengah
- Minister of Public Utilities
- Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management

Assistant Ministers:

Larry Sng
- Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Office
- Assistant Minister for Industrial Development (Planning)
- Assistant Minister for Youth Affairs and training of Youth

Daud Abdul Rahman
- Assistant Minister for Islamic Affairs
- Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Development

Fatimah Abdullah
- Assistant Minister for Human Resources and Training
- Assistant Minister for Agriculture (Home Economics and Training)
- Assistant Minister for Women Development

John Sikie Tayai
- Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office
- Assistant Minister for Rural District Council

Naroden Haji Majais
- Assistant Minister for Entrepreneur Development
- Assistant Minister for Planning and Resource Management

Mong Dagang
- Assistant Minister for Tourism
- Assistant Minister for Agriculture (Research and Coordination)

Talib Zulpilip
- Assistant Minister for Tourism

David Teng
- Assistant Minister for Food Industries

Peter Nyarok
- Assistant Minister for Agriculture (Farmers Organisation and Cooperatives)

Abang Abdul Rauf
- Assistant Minister for Industrial Development Promotion and Development of Industrial Estates

Lee Kim Shin
- Assistant Minister for Communication
- Assistant Minister for Sports

Abdul Wahab Aziz
- Assistant Minister for Rural Development
- Assistant Minister of Housing and Urban Development

Gramong Juna
- Assistant Minister for Rural Development

Francis Harden
- Assistant Minister for Land Development

Sylvester Enteri
- Assistant Minister for Land Development
- Assistant Minister for Public Utilities (Water Supply)

Soon Choon Teck
- Assistant Minister of Housing and Urban Development

Peter Nansian
- Assistant Minister for Environment

Stephen Rundi
- Assistant Minister for Public Health
- Assistant Minister for Public Utilities

Three Assistant Ministers were dropped and they are Ambrose Blikau (Katibas), Bohhassan Di (Beting Maro) and Hamden Ahmad (Belawai).

PBB has five Ministers and eight Assistant Ministers; SUPP has two ministers and four Assistant Ministers; PRS has one Minister and two Assistant Ministers; SPDP with one Minister and three Assistant Ministers and Partyless one assistant minister. – The Broken Shield

Source: www.thebrokenshield.blogspot.com

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

and larry is still in...wow...masing...swallow your pride...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the new faces. It is CM`s prerogative to retain Larry, no one can disputes that.

I hope YB Mong Dagang will work hard to improve our double cropping scheme in Tanjong Bijat and Banting.

Anonymous said...

Taib is playing musical chair. Nothing to shout about. Same old tired faces. Don't expect anything coming out of this recycling. Taib is playing "old newspapers' man", that's all.

nel91 said...

I dont expect any changes from this new faces especially John Sikie Tayai.If you are coming from Tatau then you will understand what i said.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
I like the way you raise issues. Articulative and effective.

In the same spirit it will be really great if you can champion the issue of semester break holidays in 2010 which the Education Ministry high handedly fixed on the second week of June, thus creating havoc with the plans of people to go back to East Malaysia from peninsular.

I have written to the Star (already published) but we need preasure groups in a bigger scale to bombard news protals and MPs sothat the education ministry will come to their senses and MPs take up this matter seriously.
I truly wish all of us can come together on this.

john