Thursday 12 June 2014

Who wants to be a minister ?


Talk is, once again, rife of an impending cabinet reshuffle. The Star and The Malaysian Insider-offshoot The MalayMailOnline have been on the forefront of this latest impending cabinet reshuffle story.

Both The Star and the MMailOnline have obviously taken it upon themselves to drop, appoint and re-designate several ministers, outmanoeuvring even the traditional wheeler dealers in Barisan Nasional.

Someone whispered earlier today that the TMI-offshoot has even started promoting Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin to be the next Finance Minister replacing none other than his cousin the Prime Minister.

Wonder if the TMI-offshoot (and/or its owner) was doing Hisham a favour or otherwise but this talk of an impending cabinet reshuffle is actually nothing but another round of the ordinary political drama that we are so used to by now.

Firstly I doubt the Prime Minster has enough political muscle and/or guts to sack those lame ministers and give us greater hope or renew our fading hope in the government.

Negri Sembilan MB Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan is touted to be one of those who could make his way into the cabinet via a senatorship but that would make two ministers from the Rembau. Will Najib dare such a move?

If Rembau could muster two ministers, then certainly Johor could do with at least another two cabinet members and a couple of deputies.

You certainly won't envy the PM's job if you happen to closely scrutinise the current list of Barisan Nasional MPs but many are counting on Najib to remove his advisors / economic experts from the cabinet and place them in more relevant/suitable positions.

The questions - Why do you need Idris Jala and Paul Low in ministerial capacity to get whatever that they're supposed to do done? Can't Datuk Seri Wahid Omar do his job without having to sit in the cabinet?

Whether a reshuffle becomes a reality or not,  a MCA MP would be made the Transport minister and Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong would make his way back into the cabinet. That is as certain as Aidil Fitri after Ramadan.

Your guess on the rest of the new cabinet line-up would be as good as mine but the most important factor is for the PM to first muster enough guts to undertake real, tangible, meaningful change. You can also call it transformasi if you love the term better than reformasi.

When the interest of the nation comes before everything else, next-of-kin, friends, relatives, warlords, advisors and the likes included, the rest would be a breeze.

An earlier Cabinet reshuffle HERE. 



Mustapha Ong said...

One of the possible candidate now being speculated is Datuk Omar Mustapha, currently a Board Member of Petronas, AirAsia as well as Symphony. Since appointed as a board member in Petronas, Omar has initiated O & G developments in a number of countries in the Middle East as well as in the countries formerly under Russia. PM's latest visits to all these countries are connected to our efforts to encourage Petronas and the other countries in the field of O&G joint ventures. Omar who has been a controversial figure, was previously Principle Special Officer 1 to Najib when he was the DPM n Finance Minister. Now that Hishammuddin has been speculated to take over as Finance Minister, Omar should be appointed as his deputy in order to assist Hishammuddin. It 's another national service to Datuk Omar if he were to be appointed as a Senator as well as Deputy Finance a Minister to assist Najib and Hishammuddin in preparation for the coming PRU14. The next Cabinet should consist of young leaders, well qualified and with relevant experience and integrity, even without political alliance to the PM or UMNO! It does not matter whether the candidates are from UMNO or BN component parties. It's a government appointment under the prerogative of the PM and not a party position. Current ministers or deputy ministers should be phased out in order to make way for better qualified Ministers and a Deputy Ministers. Will PM has the courage to walk the talk? Let's wait and see what's PM own strategies, if he wants to survive in his most challenging political careers since having won narrowly in the PRU13!

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korek said...

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