The first ANSARA Minister

The First ANSARA to be a Cabinet Minister

The First ANSARA to be a Cabinet Minister

Prime Minister Dato’ Srì Mohd. Najib Tun Razak just announced the much awaited his first mandated Cabinet after BN managed to retain the Federal Government and take control of ten out of twelve state governments. A sweet surprise a fellow ANSARA member is a Cabinet Minister.

President and Chief Executive of Maybank Dato Seri Abdul Wahid Omar is now Minister in Prime Minister’s Department. He was former MRSM Seremban (1977-81). He is expected to swear in as a Senator before taking oath of office before His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong at Istana Negara soon after.

Johor Bahru born and London trained Fellow of Chartered Associaton of Certified Accountants Wahid was previously CEO of Telekom Malaysia and Renong. He was brought into the commercial limelight in the same cohort of professional accountants like Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, Dato’ Seri Che Khalib Mohd. Noh and Dato’ Azman Yahya twelve years ago.

Another ANSARA member, Dato’ Razali Ibrahim is retained as Deputy Minister but moved from Youth and Sports to PM’s Department. Razali is MP for Muar.

The tenth Menteri Besar Kedah

The tenth Menteri Besar Kedah

Last Monday, ANSARA Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir swore in as the tenth Menteri Besar Kedah. He is the first ANSARA member to be appointed to the post of MB or Chief Minister.

These are proud products of technocrats from Second Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein’s New Economic Policy. Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Seremban was the first of 54 colleges presently, open its doors in 1972.

What is unclear from this Cabinet is the Minister in charge of Majlis Amanah Rakyat. Until 2009 when PM Najib announced his first Cabinet after taking over from then PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, MARA was placed under Minister of Entrepreneur  and Co-operative Development.

Best of luck to all.

Published in: on May 15, 2013 at 17:20  Comments (16)  

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  1. Great news. We are proud of him.

  2. Is ANSARA better tan MCGayGay?
    Pray it is so………

  3. Well done ANSARA!

    A Menteri Besar today… Prime Minister tomorrow (insyaalah)…

  4. don’t forget, both wahid and che khalib were trained by ex-renong boss halim saad who is an old boy of mckk like azman mokhtar and azman yahya! hehehe!

  5. BD,

    Funny you didn’t mention Mukhriz’s line up this morning is also an Ansara exco.

    The two ladies are ex-MRSMers

  6. The cabinet line up are just disgusting ,didn’t reflex much talk of transformation ,character which has brought bad image of the past government ,like Hishamuddin,Zaid hamidi,nazri Aziz are still in the lineup . Are Malaysia are short of talent ,ops not to forget Idris Jala.

    • Thank you.

      We dont think PM Najib can omit UMNO Vice Presidents from Cabinet posts.

      We are also baffled why Nazri Aziz and Ku Nan are still in, when his opening line was “Address the issue of corruption”.

  7. to those who comments are too much , do you think you can do better.? screw you guys. semua tak betul,

  8. Spare a thought for many of us here who are born,bred and schooled in simple town or kampung surroundings. Nothing beats the graduates from the Uni of Life. Show your worth to society with your intelligence and brilliance but tempered with compassion and wisdom.

  9. […] Khairy’s appointed also earned the accolades of Oppsoition leaders such as Tony Pua. Appointments of technocrats like Maybank President and CEO Dato’ Seri Abdul Wahid Omar also brought new confidence in getting some serious business […]

  10. […] Khairy’s appointed also earned the accolades of Oppsoition leaders such as Tony Pua. Appointments of technocrats like Maybank President and CEO Dato’ Seri Abdul Wahid Omar also brought new confidence in getting some serious business […]

  11. Wasnt dato mukhriz d first ANSARA minister?

    • Mukhriz was Deputy Minister MITI.

      Razali was Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.

  12. spirit of ansara semakin berkembang……..nasib baik mukhriz tak ambik amiruddin hamzah jadi exco……..

    • tahniah juga kepada norol azali (guai) dilantik exco pahang. semakin mendidih nazri aziz yang pernah hina ansara di ukm.

  13. […] Khairy’s appointed also earned the accolades of Opposition leaders such as Tony Pua. Appointments of technocrats like Maybank President and CEO Dato’ Seri Abdul Wahid Omar also brought new confidence in getting some serious business […]


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