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)
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)
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.
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.