Boring! Still unnecessarily and excessively large and unwieldy as before, but WTF can Najib do when he has to please everyone, especially the (important) component parties and his own UMNO factions. He still isn't strong enough to stamp his authority and really really slash the numbers down.
Anyway ... I am AGAINST the following people being appointed to the new Najib’s cabinet, with my reason placed against their names:
Koh Tsu Koon – bloke lost in the March 08 general election which means the rakyat didn’t want him, but Najib has allowed him to enter the cabinet via the Senate backdoor, against the people’s wish.
Ng Yen Yen (ooopsy, solleee sweetie Yen Yen, not you, my mistake ;-), thanks to reader Klaw) Chew Mei Fun – ditto
Sharizat Abdul Jalil – ditto
Obviously Koh TK's appointment is a concession to the Gerakan Party, which was almost annihilated in the last general election.
Yen Yen Mei Fun, I suspect Najib made another concession, this time to the MCA, in the hope the party will have a bit of ‘face’ to … er … ;-) ... face … the Chinese voters again, to persuade them to return to their traditional support for the BN.
Most certainly the deciding factor of the Chinese electorate, as witnessed in the Bukit Gantang by-election, must have convinced Najib to nurture this strategic area ... hence the concessions to both MCA and the Chinese-dominated Gerakan Party.
But alas, Najib must have believe MIC Humpty Dumpty and PPP Kayveas have no further contribution to make, not with (i) Hindraf already cornering the Indian support and (ii) the disaster in Bukit Selambau despite a PKR blunder in allowing Anwar Ibrahim to personally select unpopular Manikumar.
As I had remarked in my earlier post No ketupat in Selambau ...
... strangely (again, as reported by Malaysiakini), though PKR has done well in almost all the non-Malay areas, the sole exception seems to be the predominantly Indian area of Bukit Lembu, meaning the PKR candidate has enjoyed principally strong Chinese support.
I guess like in Kuala Terengganu, the DAP should (again) be thanked for its sterling work and contribution to a PR victory. The DAP has been pulling more than its share of its political weight without those grandiose but meaningless and useless 'big' announcements ;-)
Perhaps we may one day (soon?) see a Hindraf senator. But poor Kayveas ... quo vadis Aneh? As for Humpty Dumpty, poorah and don't forget your topee ;-)
Biggest loser is of course new UMNO Youth chief, Khairy Jamaluddin, who has been deliberately marginalised. To add insult to injury, Najib has appointed KJ's deputy in UMNO Youth, and far far worse for dear Khairy, Mukhriz Mahathir, who lost to KJ in the UMNO Youth party election, to the new cabinet.
If that is not a gross insult, I don’t know what is!
I do wonder whether KJ would have committed suicide if Najib had also appointed Khir Toyo as well wakakaka, but alas, the Disneyland junket was far too big to permit that.
But wait, perhaps there may still be hope for Khairy. Look, he can use what has been touted as his knowledge of Rosmah Najib being at the scene of Altantuyaa’s murder, yes, use that knowledge to 'bargain' his way into the strategic position of, say, Home Minister where he can then control the police ... and subsequently arrest Najib and all his rivals wakakaka.
But but how, you may ask?
Well, remember Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) and his Statutory Declaration?
I had blogged previously in The R-A-H-M-A-N prophesy - to be fulfilled or forestalled? (relevant extracts):
RPK also revealed in his Stat Dec: “I have knowledge of who has informed me of this matter plus I have knowledge of the Ruler who has been briefed and is aware of the matter but I have agreed that I shall not reveal this information other than mention that the Prime Minister and his son-in-law have been handed a written report confirming what I have revealed.”
This is fantastic, that … AAB and KJ had received a written report about Rosmah’s […]
But WTF then, based on RPK’s declaration, what’s AAB and KJ waiting for?
Indeed, Khairy, go for it, and don’t let yourself or RPK down.
Hey, you can start off your threat by informing the press that you will be making a 'BIG', no, even 'BIGGER' announcement that will have a ‘direct or indirect bearing’ on Najib Abdul Razak becoming the prime minister.
And they better front up or face the wrath of their editors for missing out on your GODZILLA-ish announcement wakakakakakakakaka.