Minister of Finance (Malaysia)

The Minister of Finance (or simply, Finance Minister) (Malay: Menteri Kewangan) is the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Malaysia. One of the senior posts in the Cabinet of Malaysia, the finance minister is responsible for determining the fiscal policy and managing national budget of the government. In many periods the Minister of Finance also served as Prime Minister of Malaysia. The current Minister of Finance is Lim Guan Eng, who took office on 21 May 2018.

Minister of Finance
Lim Guan Eng

since 21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
Ministry of Finance
StyleYang Berhormat Menteri
(The Honourable Minister)
Member ofCabinet of Malaysia
Reports toParliament of Malaysia
AppointerYang di-Pertuan Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Term lengthNo fixed term
Formation1957 (1957)
First holderHenry Lee Hau Shik
DeputyAmiruddin Hamzah
SalaryRM14,907.20 monthly (Not including salary as MP)

List of ministers of finance

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister of Finance, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Political Party:   Alliance Party/Barisan Nasional   Pakatan Harapan

Portrait Name
Political Party Title Took Office Left Office Prime Minister
Henry Lee Hau Shik
Alliance (MCA) Minister of Finance 1957 1959 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tan Siew Sin
MP for Malacca Tengah
1959 1974 Tunku Abdul Rahman
(II • III • IV)
Abdul Razak Hussein
Hussein Onn
MP for Sri Gading
BN (UMNO) 1974 1976 Abdul Razak Hussein
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
(b. 1937)
MP for Ulu Kelantan
1976 1984 Hussein Onn
(I • II)
Mahathir Mohamad
(I • II)
Daim Zainuddin
(b. 1938)
MP for Kuala Muda
MP for Merbok
14 July 1984 15 March 1991 Mahathir Mohamad
(II • III • IV)
Anwar Ibrahim
(b. 1947)
MP for Permatang Pauh
15 March 1991 2 September 1998 Mahathir Mohamad
(IV • V)
Mahathir Mohamad (Prime Minister)
(b. 1925)
MP for Kubang Pasu
2 September 1998 7 January 1999 Mahathir Mohamad
Mustapa Mohamed
(b. 1950)
MP for Jeli
Second Minister of Finance 2 September 1998 14 December 1999 Mahathir Mohamad
Daim Zainuddin
(b. 1938)
MP for Merbok
Minister of Finance 7 January 1999 31 May 2001 Mahathir Mohamad
(V • VI)
Mahathir Mohamad (Prime Minister)
(b. 1925)
MP for Kubang Pasu
5 June 2001 2 November 2003 Mahathir Mohamad
Jamaluddin Jarjis
MP for Rompin
Second Minister of Finance 20 November 2002 26 March 2004 Mahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Prime Minister)
(b. 1939)
MP for Kepala Batas
Minister of Finance 3 November 2003 23 September 2008 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(I • II • III)
Nor Mohamed Yakcop
(b. 1947)
MP for Tasek Gelugor
Second Minister of Finance 27 March 2004 9 April 2009 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(II • III)
Najib Razak (Prime Minister)
(b. 1953)
MP for Pekan
Minister of Finance 23 September 2008 10 May 2018 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
(I • II)
Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
(b. 1952)
MP for Tambun
Second Minister of Finance 10 April 2009 27 June 2016 Najib Razak
(I • II)
Johari Abdul Ghani
(b. 1964)
MP for Titiwangsa
Second Minister of Finance 27 June 2016 7 April 2018 Najib Razak
Lim Guan Eng
(b. 1960)
MP for Bagan
PH (DAP) Minister of Finance 21 May 2018 Incumbent Mahathir Mohamad


  1. "Former Minister of Finance". Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
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