Tony Pua has pointed out how the government has been paying PLUS nearly a billion ringgit per annum in a highly questionable lop-sided contract where the Malaysian public has been the real loser.
Excuse my pun but it’s highway robbery ...
... which brings me to my controversial but apt recommendation, that Tony Pua be appointed by Pakatan Rakyat as the shadow Finance Minister.
I believe Pua is a fitting choice as I have observed how he has been keeping a beady burning brilliant eye on the BN government’s profligate spending on such contractual atrocities and dodgy defence acquisitions.
Pakatan Rakyat presents itself to the Malaysian voters as the alternative government in waiting, yet it has been decidedly evasive about its alternative leadership in government, namely the shadow cabinet, giving mealy-mouthed excuses why it hasn’t ... or more correctly, won’t, can't, dare not!
The real answer why it hasn’t done so is the coalition fears the component parties won’t be able to agree to a distribution of ministerial portfolios.
My question to them is, if you can’t now, how would you be able to when you win the next general election?
And if you fear an inability to negotiate and compromise then aren’t you just delaying the inevitable, the disintegration of the coalition on its very moment of victory?
Shouldn’t it be far safer to sort this unavoidable issue NOW rather than delay its inevitability? Quite frankly, I don’t consider you fit to take over the business of the government of the day if you cannot even resolve this power sharing now!
Here's my choice, and yes, it's a f* compromise:
PM = Anwar Ibrahim (I am sure this is agreed – do I hear murmurs from Pak Haji Hadi?)
DPM = Pak Haji Hadi (I am quite happy for him to occupy this)
Home Affairs = Lim Kit Siang (who has the Kamunting experience)
Defence = Khalid Ibrahim
Health = Pak Haji Nasharudin
Finance = Tony Pua
Foreign Affairs = Zaid Ibrahim
Works = Nizar Jamaluddin
Youth = Nurul
Agriculture = Salahuddin Ayub
Teresa Kok = Trade
Sivarasa = Law
Mahfuz Omar = Energy & Oil (no more worries about royalty for Kelantan)
So on so forth ... Azmin Ali can be the Minister in the PM’s Department wakakaka