Monday, May 20, 2013

Comment to a friend's tweet... (who is the real PM?)

Apa apa pun Kak Ros masih PM kita. hihihi. Those were the exact words from a friend planted deep within the confines of Putrajaya.2/3MPM6 announced his cabinet yesterday. Behind all the hooplas and the usual "transformation" agenda, I see the cabinet as a pale shadow of what Malaysia can do and offer.

Let's look at the composition. Najib yet again shows his indecisiveness in putting together a solid cabinet when he "bows" to Chua Soil Leg's decision to stay out of Najib's cabinet. There goes Liow, Kong CH, Wee KS's dreams of re-elected into cabinet. It is OK for Chua SL to stay out of the cabinet. He has many offers to attend to with his experience and skills. The same cannot be said of other MCA leaders.

When Najib omitted MCA (and Gerakan) from his cabinet, Najib is actually shirking his responsibility as Prime Minister to Malaysia. Why? Simply because he fails to address the needs of the second largest ethnic ie Chinese who make up around 25 % of the population. When Najib fails to meet the needs of the Chinese then he can now be considered as a 2/3MPM6. Simple as that!

Whilst Najib left us puzzling with his choice of cabinet ministers, the same Najib opts to maintain 2 Ministers' post for MIC and at the same time, elect HINDRAF Waymoorthy as a Deputy Minister in JPM. Is this integration Najib-style? How can a 30+ year political veteran like Najib fails to see logic? Najib's Nambikei hurts KIMMA most when one of their top leaders openly ask Najib - is demonstration the way to Najib's heart and cabinet?

If Najib can appoint HINDRAF into his cabinet, why can't Najib embrace PERKASA and others into his cabinet too? Or is it because HINDRAF has RosCTmah's blessings whilst PERKASA fails to make into her books?

Najib "punishes Selangor UMNO for failing to deliver Selangor on a silver platter. For that, Noh Omar lost his post... but at the same time Najib "rewarded" Terengganu UMNO with 2 Ministerial posts. Is that a fair composition when it is not Noh Omar who failed to recapture Selangor but it was Najib all along? If Selangor remains in PR, it is not Noh Omar's fault but Najib's weakness as he is the Ketua Perhubungan UMNO, not Noh Omar!

Whilst Terengganu rejoices the 2 Ministerial posts, is it really a reward or is it Najib's way to make peace with Ahmad Said? Is it not a fact that Idris Jusoh is Ahmad Said's nemesis in Terengganu? If that is true and still true, then Najib is placing Idris Jusoh in Putrajaya to avoid any Perak-style takeover in Terengganu and to do that Najib has to entice Idris Jusoh with Ministerial post and at the same time pleased Ahmad Said by retaining him as the MB.

Oooppss... this posting was KIV when I enjoy the weekend. Back to the posting....

Najib is now a prisoner within his own making ala "Hotel California" ie you can check in anytime of the day but u can never check out!!! Remember when Najib announced he will only consider "winnable" candidates for GE 13? Who was amongst the first to declare himself as a "winnable" candidate? None other than Shahidan Kassim. Lo and behold, this Perlis MB-reject MB material has been upgraded by Najib to a full minister in PM's department! What do you read about that? If that is not self promotion, then I don't know what is. Poor Najib, he has to sccop that low to appoint a minister. Did Najib ever ask, why Perlis rejected Shahidan as their MB? Najib never dares to ask and in return appoints Shaidan as full minister, maybe as a countermeasure for possible Ali Rustam-Isa Samad-Ghani Othman's tri-party challenge!

On Friday, I saw a group of NUBE members picketing in one of the busy junctions within Jalan Bukit Bintang. These picketers distribute flyers claiming that they were victims of banking management. I am not discussing about their grievances but something caught my attention. They claimed that the top banking CEOs', the likes of Nizar and Wahid earns millions a year. In Wahid's case, it us RM 6M plus a year. Wow...a figure that my EPF can never reach with 30+ years of working my ass off for the country.

Why I choose Wahid? Simply because he will be a full Minister on 6th June 2013. Let's do simple Arithmetics, Wahid's earnings as Maynabk CEO is RM 6+M per annum. As Minister, he will get RM 4112 as Senator and another RM 14,900 as Minister. Add them up together, his monthly income will be RM 19,000 per month or RM 228,000 per year. His current salary is RM 6+ M per year or RM 500,000 per month. Think! Do you think Wahid will be satisfied if his Ministerial income is only 3.8% of his current income?

If Wahid is not happy, then how can he supplement his Ministerial income to the level of his current MAYBANK CEO income? You make your assumption and guesstimates. Maybe Wahid will sacrifice the monetary perks for the golden chance to serve the nation. If you are in his shoes, will you do that?

Since Wahid is CEO and Idris Jala was a CEO, why not we ask ourselves the question - what will be of Idris Jala? As far as my record shows, Idris Jala is an appointed Minister through Senatorship. BUT - Idris Jala has been a senator prior to GE 13. And a person can only be a senator for 2 terms of 2 years each. What will happen with Idris when his senator terms expired and can no longer be extended? Will we have a new minister replacing Idris Jala?

Transparency? Whilst others are begging Paul Low to look into corruption and malpractices, I would prefer Paul to take EC by the horns and demands their transparency. EC has always been the "fall guy" since our first election and it is time for EC to put everything on the table for Paul's scrutiny and advise. That's what Paul is there for, to ascertain that things are done in fair and transparent. If Paul could not handle this simple task to get our basics right, then it is better for Paul to ease off and let others to do the job.

By the way, have you seen RosCTmah lately? Has Najib finally tamed the shrew or is the shrew pushing Najib off the cliff, gently but surely? Najib is having his hands and eyes busy pulling moves to remain "lion king" of Putrajaya. Can he do it with Ali Rustam-Isa Samad-Ghani Othman trilogy, Muhyiddein silent moves, Khairy open warfare against Zahid, Royalty thumbing off with Shahidan, Waymoorthy "ready for hunger strike" ultimatum, MCA-less cabinet, to say the least.

Najib, Najib... he has restless nights ahead but his sleeping partner is having nice dreams and planning her own plans. What if she decided to put Rahim Thamby Chik as CEO to Maybank? Afterall, is it not the first cut is the deepest? Or placed Maybank under JLow's consultancy?Hmmm...

Deep trouble... troubling times ahead. Worse still, UMNO AGM is coming and many will vie for places in Najib's UMNO... For us? What else, if not GST... uuuurrrrgggghhhhh

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...


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