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Politicians, lawyers and lecturer in new Malaysian Cabinet

AP  |  Kuala Lumpur 

Malaysian has unveiled a mix of senior politicians, lawyers and in his new Cabinet after a stunning electoral victory last week.

Mahathir, 92, led a four-party alliance to oust the coalition that has been in power since independence from Britain in 1957 on the back of pledges to fight corruption and institute reforms.

Mahathir today named an initial Cabinet of 13 ministries.

He had earlier announced he would hold the education portfolio but backtracked to honour his alliance's pledge that the would not hold another ministerial post.

His office said the Cabinet, comprising three female ministers, two lawyers, a former deputy prime minister, and senior opposition politicians, will be sworn in on Monday.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:25 IST