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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Kabinet Dapur Malaysia Style

I remember when I was about 14, I read (on my own...chehhhh macam budak besar) the Berita Harian in the school library of the words 'Jemaah Menteri'. I seriously do not know what the hell are those words. And only some time I was informed that those words amount to the Cabinet (Kabinet- in Malay) which comprises of His Majesty's Ministers that was appointed by the Prime Minister (who usually is, I don't know about Malaysia, Primus inter pares) who confidently command the majority in the Dewan Rakyat. The Ministers can be either from both houses of Parliament. Either voted in or through the back door i.e. being appointed as a Senate in the Dewan Negara.

So let me now give my piece on our recent cabinet Ministers.

Prime Minister

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - In order to obtain the confidence of the Rakyat, the pledges he pledged in 2004 MUST be fulfilled. Fortunately for him, he is the President of UMNO and the Chairman of BN as such becomes the Prime Minister. But he must not forget that the Rakyat has the power to topple him down and shame the BN as a whole. So many beautiful phrases declared by him such as "I am the PM for all" during his premiership but I must say all of his phrases are phrases to please the Rakyat. Walk the Talk lah....but all these were never materialise. Rakyat hari ini adalah sudah matang. The people voted not on racial or Party lines but the capability of the individual. So what can I say BUT buck up or "You're Fired"

Deputy Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak - Altantuya's case must be a real nightmare for this chap. Though he has tried to explain in the Ijok by-election but unfortunately his explanation goes into deafening ears. A lot of explanation to do but how much he explained, the people will not listen. Once bitten twice shy. As a statesman, we owe a duty (a huge duty) to the Rakyat.

Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok - I have nothing to say about this man

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz - Him again? Why lah? Tak ada orangkah? This is one arrogant man who never deserve in a place such as the Cabinet. As a fellow legally trained mind, I am aghast to his understanding of the working of the constitution and the law. Put it simply a baruah to the PM and that is why he is now sitting in the cabinet jaga Parliament.

Datuk Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - Hmmm as at today I'm still confuse whether he is aligned to Anwar or UMNO.

Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim - through a back door as a Senate but I welcome his appointment. I believe the PM put him in charge of law is basically to naik PM's water face. If BN had won the 2/3, this chap will be out from mainstream politics within UMNO and BN. So Mr. Zaid, please do your job well. Kalau tidak, you pun akan OUT jugak. Sekarang PM bagi chance...

Datuk Amirsham Abdul Aziz - another back door appointment. CEO and President (Ex) of Maybank will now be in charge of EPU. Well I'll be watching over you...

Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department
Datuk Johari Baharom - What happen lah. I am wandering whether is this a demotion? Former ISA deputy Minister now becomes Deputy Minister in PM's department... I don't really know this chap

Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim - back door again?

K. Devamany - This is some good news for the Indians but I think it is toooooo late. This guy better speaks out or he will be thrown out next time.

Datuk Hasan Malek - saya tak tau ini orang except that he used to be some Youth Chief somewhere

Minister - Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - as stated supra

Second Finance Minister - Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop - Hmmmm I seriously doubt his capability eversince the BNF scandal which cause loss of RM30 billion (helloooo not million) ... and now he is the second man after PM, just a thought.

Deputies - Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Datuk Kong Cho Ha (I am not commenting on these chaps)

Minister - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak - res ipsa loquitor

Deputy - Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop (not commenting)

Internal Security and Home Affairs
Minister - Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar - he better do his job well and not simply using the ISA to catch bloggers

Deputies - Datuk Chor Chee Heung, Senator Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh (no comments)

Housing and Local Government
Minister - Datuk Ong Ka Chuan- Big brader to MCA President. Heir apparent to MCA. Can't compare to the late Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Tun Tan Siew Sin. This fellow is nothing but ..... Just because Perak lost it's government to the Opposition, this chap suddenly goes kuku by saying DAP is now working with PAS. Statement paling bodoh sekali. Those words are nothing by flaming racial sentiment amongst the Chinese. A police report must be lodge against this idiot. Orang sudah matangLAH.

Deputies - Datuk Robert Lau, Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin (no comments)

Works Minister
Minister - Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamad - haha taken over Samy Value place. So please buck up or you will be out.

Deputy - Datuk Yong Khoon Seng - Tolong Bos kalau tidak pun sama

Energy, Water and Communications
Minister - Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor - this idiot wants bloggers to be registered. What stupid statement ever said by a Minister...ooops they are all stupid, I forgot.

Deputy - Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum (no comment)

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Minister - Datuk Mustapa Mohamed (no comment)
Deputy - Datin Paduka Rohani Abdul Karim (no comment)

International Trade and Industry
Minister - Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin - there are a lot to say of this chap. But then again, let us see what this guy is capable of. Pengganti Iron Lady Malaysia.
Deputies - Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan (no comments)

Foreign Affairs
Minister - Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim - I like him but unfortunately in recent days he became to be talking nonsense on the Perak thingy nevertheless I must remind him that I have read his book.

Deputy - Datuk Seri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar - no comment as he has rejected the offer to be Rais' deputy.

Minister - Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein - the keris fella. Stop being racist and you'll be PM. But as far as I am concern, you don't have the respect of almost all Chinese.

Deputies - Datuk Wee Ka Siong, Datuk Razali Ismail (No comments)

Higher Education
Minister - Datuk Khaled Nordin - I have nothing to say about this chap. But please work hard for all race.

Deputies - Dr Hou Kok Chung, Datuk Idris Harun (No comments except for Datuk Harun, I'll be watching him closely. I ain't happy with his speeches)

Minister - Datuk Ong Tee Keat - Thumb up. But unfortunately he joined a wrong party.
Deputy - Datuk Anifah Aman - Hmmmm he decline too this position.

Human Resources
Minister - Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam - lucky for him that all his kawan-kawan loss or he will end up becoming Deputy Minister.

Deputy - Datuk Noraini Ahmad (no comment except that she is a hot...hehe)

Women, Family and Community Development
Minister - Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen - hmmmm is this the one who wanted to go to Australia and now she is Community Development Minister.

Deputy - Noriah Kasnon (no comment)

National Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage
Minister - Datuk Shafie Apdal (no comment)
Deputy - Datuk Teng Boon Soon (no comment)

Science, Technology and Innovation
Minister - Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili (no comment)
Deputy - Fadilah Yusof (no comment)

Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development
Minister - Datuk Noh Omar - Hmmmm this is another bias person. You can read about him in some of the blogs. Just do a google search and you know what I mean.

Deputy - Datuk Saiffuddin Abdullah (no comment)

Natural Resources and Environment
Minister - Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas (no comment)
Deputy - Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh (no comment)

Rural and Regional Development
Minister - Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib - Back door appointments and everybody in Selangor and Malaysia knows who is he and what he is capable of. I don't want to comment except for RM74,500,000, the case in Brisbane and the marriage and divorce of the Princess.

Deputy - Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Joseph Entulu Belaun (no comments)

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Minister - Datuk Shahrir Samad - thumb up. Though a very late appointment (he should have being appointed in 2004 cabinet), I hope he can be the one that shine in this flip flop cabinet and at least make Malaysian proud. But my opinion is that he should be put in better and important portfolio.

Deputy - Jelaing Mersat (no comment)

Plantation Industries and Commodities
Minister - Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui (no comment)
Deputy - Senator A. Kohilan (no comment)

Youth and Sports
Minister - Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaacob (no comment)
Deputy - Wee Jeck Seng (no comment)

Minister - Datuk Liow Tiong Lai - I have some good words for him and hopefully he can performed but please don't be a mouth piece to UMNO. stand firm and you get elected again.

Deputy - Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad (no comment)

Minister - Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek - sometimes I wonder this ministry should just merge with the Communication ministry. Just a waste of money. Anyway I hope he performed better than his 'erection' predecessor or he will be voted out the next time.

Deputy - Datuk Tan Lian Hoe - no comment but should he be made a full minister? So long liow

Minister - Datuk Seri Azalina Othman - Wanita UMNO felt that she is not a WANITA. I am not surprise. Looks like she got to do a lot of proving. And to Rafidah please shut up and retire.

Deputy - Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib - anak Taib. You know what I mean.

Federal Territories - I just feel that this Ministry is a waste of public funds. Small country but many ministries.
Minister - Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique (no comment)

Deputy - Datuk M. Saravanan (no comment)

1 comment:

buTTerFLowEr said...

i think zulhasnan should be appointed something important. i'm not pro umno/bn but he sure did his work well. that's why he can win his way. years of growing up and schooling in his area, i think he's deserves a place in politic. no stupid cable + kira undi 3x type (u know what i mean. lol)

yay to samy vellu now he can retire with all the money he got from assigning jobs to contractors who do so-so job (psst, my friend said samy vellu corrupt, his followers also songlap some money from him before passing what's left of the supposed amount of bonus/gift money to the receiving employee)

haha. can't agree more with u abt that information ministry. they put energy and communication but information is a whole new thing. hmm... what a waste. they can combine 3 stuff together, should just add 1 more. not that hard right?