Malaysia's cabinet ministers sworn in, taking oath of office

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Malaysia's cabinet ministers sworn in, taking oath of office

Malaysia's cabinet ministers are sworn in before Malaysian King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, first, left in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 3, 2022. MALAYSIA'sKUALA LUMPUR Malaysian cabinet ministers were sworn in on Saturday, allowing them to officially assume their duties.

In a televised ceremony, they took their oaths of office in front of Malaysian King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who presented them with the documents of their appointment.

The new cabinet ministers include Ahmad Zahid HamidiZahid Hamidi, who is the president of the United Malays National Organization and will be one of the deputy prime ministers, while Fadillah Yusof, who hails from the northern Borneo state of Sarawak, is the other deputy prime minister.

Zahid will be the head of the Rural and Regional Development Ministry, and Fadhillah holds the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities portfolio.

Other key ministers include Anthony Loke Siew Fook, who will head the transport ministry, Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, who is international trade and industry minister, Rafizi Ramli, who is economy minister, and Zambry Abdul Kadir, who is foreign minister.

Anwar has yet to unveil his picks for deputy ministers.