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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
PUTRAJAYA, Sat. - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today named 14 new ministers in his expanded Cabinet and warned every member of the administration that they are not immune from the law.
Speaking at a packed news conference, he unveiled members of his team, including 17 new deputy ministers and 17 new parliamentary secretaries.
Abdullah dropped five ministers in addition to six who retired. Six deputy ministers and six parliamentary secretaries either retired or were dropped.
Besides the personnel changes, three ministries were also carved up - Home, Education and Culture and Tourism - and five renamed to reflect the new focus. Two new ministries were created.
Describing his new team as a "Cabinet for the future", Abdullah said the changes reflected the Barisan Nasional election manifesto promise of a better future for all Malaysians.
"This is a …