Some puzzles in Anwar's cabinet

Jahabar Sadiq

Malaysia needs a compact and hard-working cabinet, as Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has promised. But he needs to explain his choices and set out their mandates and targets or his government could go the way of others and not last its full term. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, December 3, 2022.

FROM all accounts, Anwar Ibrahim’s first cabinet was as difficult to pick as his journey to be prime minister of Malaysia. Both bear testimony to his acumen and persistence in working out a means to an end.

Naming Umno president and Barisan Nasional chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as a deputy prime minister and rural development minister was a no-brainer. 

Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Subscribe Now!

Sign up or sign in here to comment.


  • Tourism is so important to Malaysia now to bring in foreign exchange so lets see if this guy Tiong can perform. He has to hit the ground running as we need to increase inbound tourism quickly as our people depend a lot on it to survive.

    Posted 1 year ago by Elyse Gim

  • This Zafrul really has a strong cable I think. How he gets to be a minister again after losing the elections shows that some power is behind him. Could be a royalty? who knows

    Posted 1 year ago by Noor Azhar Kamaruddin

  • He waited in vain to be PM and now he is the PM and just form his cabinet. So he can stop accusing and saying what should be done & how it should be done, do translate your words in action for the betterment of this nation DSAI else you are just another good story teller with lots of hot air, nothing more nothing less so I shall see how your gomen works out in due course after all you are still on cloud nine for your honeymoon period.

    Posted 1 year ago by Teruna Kelana

  • Sudah gaharu cendana pula Jahabar. You know very well the answers to these puzzles.

    Posted 1 year ago by L -