Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A New Cabinet By Monday..

PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will be revamping his old Cabinet, filling vacancies left by members who lost in the general election.

(Bernama story here.)

These were the casualties in the elections:

S Samy Vellu (works ministry)
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (women, family and community development ministry)
Zainuddin Maidin ( information ministry)
Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (rural and territory development ministry)

Deputy ministers:
Chia Kwang Chye (information ministry)
G Palanivel (women, family and community development)
Tan Chai Ho (home ministry)S Sothinathan (natural resources and environment ministry)Donald Lim (tourism ministry)
Fu Ah Kiow (internal security ministry)
M Kayveas (Prime Minister’s Department)

Parliamentary secretaries:
Chew Mei Fun (women, family and community development ministry)
P Komala Devi (education ministry)
Lee Kah Choon (health ministry)
Ng Lip Yong (plantation industries and commodities ministry)
S Vigneswaran (youth and sports ministry)Rahman Ibrahim (home ministry)
Dr Mohd Ruddin Ab Ghani (science, technology and innovation ministry)
Yew Teong Look (federal territories ministry)

Also, MCA chief and former Housing and Local Government Minister Ong Ka Ting had said that he would not be offering himself for a Cabinet post, preferring instead to devote his time and energy to rebuild and reform the party.
Read here.

There's a whole lot of thinking to be done to fill the vacancies. Who will be put where?
Good luck, Pak Lah.
Let's hope it'll be a good Cabinet.
You know what I mean.


Zawi said...

Another chance for him to put in a revamped cabinet. Another mistake and he will be shown the exit together with his party. All it takes now is for Sabah and Sarawak to turn the other way to sink his ship. Ain't that scary for him?

Mior Azhar said...

Kak Ena,
You missed out Datuk Dr Awang Adek - deputy finance minister

Simon Seow said...

I hope AP-queen will be drop. Enough of her nonsense already.

malayamuda said...

With BA being more open now and ruling 5 states, BN will have a though act to follow.

No more giving security and other stupid excuses to clamp down on the rakyat.

Anonymous said...

We should refer to him as Sleeping PM, Pak KaLah . . .

Anonymous said...

Ena ,
U missed Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman- Deputy Minister / ex MP for Nibong Tebal.

dhomirhahs said...

Mior Azhar said...

Kak Ena,
You missed out Datuk Dr Awang Adek - deputy finance minister

11:02 PM

heard it'll be fill by KJ ..

sure another big tsunami will come if its true .. hmm

Anonymous said...

Anyone can be in the Federal Cabinet not just BN. Even you.

Badawi should appoint at least three non-politicians – professionals, technocrats, academicians and intellectuals -- as full Federal Cabinet Ministers including two Ministers in the PM’s Dept.

Badawi should also appoint at least three Ministers from the Opposition to the Federal Cabinet.

One of the blogger MPs from the Opposition should be made Information Minister.

One MP from PAS should be made Minister in the PM’s Dept and be put in charge of religious affairs, not just Islam.

Another Opposition MP should be made Minister in the PM’s Dept and be responsible for the National Unity Department.

Taib of Sarawak and Pairin of Sabah should be brought to the Federal Cabinet. Otherwise, these two states will fall to the Opposition in the next elections. We have the examples of Wan Mokhtar and Samy Vellu before us.

I doubt Badawi will do any of the above because he’s a political moron. He doesn’t know where politics ends and good government begins. If he was smart, he would not have locked up Hindraf leaders under the ISA just before the polls. Instead, he would have met with them and defused the situation. Not say he has big ears and then tell them to go and see Samy Vellu.

BN used to be a winners’ club because it would accept any winning Opposition candidate after the polls. This policy eventually destroyed the Opposition because people subsequently refused to vote for the Opposition on the grounds that they would defect to the BN after winning.

Today, BN has become a losers’ club because it refuses to accept winning Opposition candidates on the sacred grounds that they went against the holy BN. This is what is called getting carried away by your own political bullshit. This is political suicide.

Meanwhile, the Opposition has no qualms about accepting winning BN candidates into its fold. This is likely to happen in the five Opposition-ruled states and Kuala Lumpur because BN candidates have an insatiable appetite for “development projects” to finance their lifestyle.

If 30 MPs from BN, ten each from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak cross over to the Opposition Alliance, they would take over the reins of the Federal Government if the King refuses to consent to fresh elections.

Anonymous said...

They should make Nik Aziz as the Transport Minister, incorruptable.

Sad that Ong Ka Ting declined cabinet post. He's one of the hardworking ministers around and actually tried to do good within his capacity as the Minister of Housing.