Members of the Pakatan Harapan Cabinet were sworn in before the Malaysian King, Sultan Hassan Mohammed, on July 2, 2018. (Photo: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - Thirteen more ministers and 23 deputy ministers were sworn in on July 2 before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V.

The 13 new ministers bring the total number of Cabinet members to 26. The first batch of 13 was sworn-in on May 21.

After the victory of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance in the general election on May 9, the full list of the 51 cabinet members includes Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, 26 ministers and 23 deputy ministers.

Among the cabinet members, Mohamad Sabu from the People's Justice Party (Amanah) is named as defence minister, while Muhyiddin Yassin from the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (PPBM) is the minister of home affairs.

PM Mahathir Mohamad appointed Lim Guan Eng from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) as the minister of finance and Saifuddin Abdullah from the People’s Justice Party (PKR) as the foreign minister.

In the May 9 general election, the PH alliance had won 118 of parliament's 222 seats, exceeding the simple majority required to rule. The alliance comprises four parties – the PPBM, DAP, PKR and Amanah.-VNA