KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's leader has named a new Cabinet challenged with restoring confidence in a long-ruling coalition that won national elections this month with a weaker majority.
Prime Minister Najib Razak's list of ministers comprises a mix of experienced officials and fresher faces meant to reinvigorate an administration accused of losing touch with many Malaysians.
Najib said in a nationally televised announcement Wednesday that he considered his selection "a balanced Cabinet of experienced figures, technocrats and those who represent the young."
He formed his Cabinet less than two weeks after his National Front coalition survived its most fiercely contested general elections in 56 years of rule.
Najib said the ministers' focus would include cultivating the people's trust, ensuring continuity and combating corruption.