New ministry, seven new faces in Sarawak cabinet reshuffle

KUCHING: The state cabinet reshuffle that will take effect on Friday will see a new ministry being created, five ministries renamed and seven new faces including a woman to be appointed as assistant ministers.

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said the new ministry would be named the Welfare, Women and Family Development Ministry, to be headed by Datuk Fatimah Abdullah and assisted by two new assistant ministers who are also new faces, Rosey Yunus and Robert Lawson Chuat Vincent.

“The other new faces as assistant ministers are Julaihi Narawi, Abdul Karim Hamzah, Datu Len Talif Salleh, Dr Jerip Susil and Liwan Lagang,” he said, adding that the seven would be sworn in on Friday.

Julaihi will be appointed as Industrial Development Assistant Minister (Investment and Promotion) and Rural Development Assistant Minister, and Abdul Karim as Housing Assistant Minister and Social Development Assistant Minister (Youth Development).

Datu Len Talif will be appointed as Resource Planning and Environment Assistant Minister (Environment) and Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Technical Education Promotion), Dr Jerip as Local Government and Community Development Assistant Minister (Public Health), and Liwan as Social Development Assistant Minister (Culture and Heritage).

“All the full ministers will be retained and some of their ministries renamed,” he said.

The five ministries renamed include the Social Development and Urbanisation Ministry, which is now known as Social Development Ministry and headed by Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom and Environment and Public Health Ministry, now known as Local Government and Community Development Ministry, headed by Sarawak United People’s Party deputy secretary-general Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh.

The Planning and Resource Management Ministry will be known as Resource Planning and Environment Ministry, Housing and Urban Development Ministry as Housing Ministry, and Tourism and Heritage Ministry as Tourism Ministry, with both the ministries under the purview of Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president.

Taib who retains his portfolios in the Finance Ministry and Resource Planning and Environment Ministry, said there was no urgent need for the appointment of second Deputy Chief Minister.

He said the one Deputy Chief Minister post now held by another PBB deputy president, Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang, who is also Rural Development Minister, should not be a big issue.

He said Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing who had been retained as Land Development Minister, would also be holding senior minister porfolios together with Soon Koh and Mawan.

He said their role as senior ministers would be to coordinate specific development projects and programmes needed to be undertaken together.

He said PBB senior vice-president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan would be the new Industrial Development Minister, as well as the second Resource Planning and Environment Minister and Public Utilities Minister, while Datuk Seri Michael Manyin retained his portfolio as Infrastructure Development and Communications Minister.

He said the Public Works Department (PWD), Agriculture Department and local councils were also being revamped.

“The PWD revamp is almost completed while it may take about five years for the others,” he added. – Bernama

 

Assignment of Portfolios for Ministers and Assistant Ministers, State of Sarawak

Effective Sept 30, 2011

 

CHIEF MINISTER’S OFFICE

Chief Minister: Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud

Deputy Chief Minister: Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Alfred Jabu Numpang

Minister in Chief Minister’s Office & Minister of Special Function: Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem

Assistant Minister for Islamic Affairs: Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman

Assistant Minister for Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development: Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais

Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Office (Native Adat and Penan Affairs): Datuk John Sikie Tayai

Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Office (Promotion of Technical Education): Datu Len Talif Salleh

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

Minister: Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud

Second Minister: Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh

 

Ministry of Planning and  Resource Management

Renamed: MINISTRY OF RESOURCE PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT

Minister : Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud

Second Minister: Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan

Assistant Minister of Resource Planning: Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais

Assistant Minister of Environment: Datu Len Talif Salleh

 

MINISTRY OF MODERNISATION OF AGRICULTURE

Minister: Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Alfred Jabu Numpang

Assistant Minister for Agriculture (Research and Marketing): Datuk Mong Dagang

Assistant Minister for Agriculture (Farmer’s Organisation): Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran

 

MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Minister: Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Alfred Jabu Numpang

Assistant Minister for Rural Development: Datuk Francis Harden Hollis

Assistant Minister for Rural Development: Julaihi Narawi

 

MINISTRY OF LAND DEVELOPMENT

Minister: Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing

Assistant Minister of Land Development: Datuk Gramong Juna
(He will look after NCR Land Development)

Assistant Minister of Land Development: Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz
(He will look after Ladang Sejahtera, FELCRA and FELDA Development programme in the coastal areas)

 

Ministry of Social Development and Urbanisation

Renamed: MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Minister: Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom

Assistant Minister of Sports: Datuk Dr Lee Kim Shin

Assistant Minister for Youth Development: Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

Assistant Minister for Culture and Heritage: Liwan Lagang

 

Ministry of Environment and Public Health

Renamed: MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Minister: Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh

Assistant Minister for Community Services: Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie

Assistant Minister for Local Goverment : Datuk John Sikie Tayai

Assistant Minister for Public Health: Dr Jerip Susil

 

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Renamed: MINISTRY OF HOUSING

Minister: Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg

Assistant Minister for Housing: Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (Will be in charge of control of housing development and tribunal)

Assistant Minister for Housing: Datuk Francis Harden Hollis (Will be in charge of low cost housing matters)

Ministry of Tourism and Heritage

Renamed: MINISTRY OF TOURISM

Minister: Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg

Assistant Minister for Tourism: Datuk Gramong Juna (Will be in charge of local tourism events and local products)

Assistant Minister for Tourism: Datuk Talip Zulpilip
(Will be in charge of hotel and resort development, convention centres and promotion of MICE)

 

MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Minister: Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Development: Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman

Assistant Minister for Communication: Datuk Lee Kim Shin

 

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES

Minister: Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan

Assistant Minister for Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) : Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom

Assistant Minister for Public Utilities (Water Supply): Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran

 

MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Minister: Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan

Assistant Minister (Industrial Estate Development) : Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie

Assistant Minister (Investment and Promotion): Julaihi Narawi

 

MINISTRY OF WELFARE, WOMEN AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT(New)

Minister: Datuk Fatimah Abdullah

Assistant Minister for Welfare: Robert Lawson Chuat Vincent Entering

Assistant Minister for Early Childhood Education and Family Development: Rosey Yunus

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