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Malaysia in transition

Malaysian reforms give economy ministry new powers

Some prime ministerial authority transferred to parliament for better balance

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chose to shift some of the authority from his office to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian government announced the full list of its cabinet ministers on Monday along with sweeping changes to the bureaucracy, including the transfer of some of the prime minister's decision-making power to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and parliament.

As part of the ruling party's election promise to make institutional reforms, the Prime Minister's Department -- a powerful bureaucracy of more than 80 agencies -- has been reorganized with an independent parliament taking over some of its functions. 

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