The Malaysian Insider - Azmin: Khalid to get minister’s job if Pakatan takes Putrajaya
Blue-eyed Boy is making his move, or at least indicating his grand strategy - c'mon, I wanna hear some thunderous applause lah, wakakaka.
Many suspect Azmin Ali wants to be MB Selangor. I have to say I have my doubts in this regard, not that he doesn't (he actually does), but he can't be MB Selangor if he wants to be near the PM spot, starting perhaps with the Home Ministry, no doubt to control the Police and its dreaded SB, wakakaka.
Yes, we may assume that our dearest Blue-eyed Boy wants to be in the federal cabinet of a Pakatan federal government and to head a very powerful ministry, Home Affairs, before he becomes the PM (as he may be fantasizing, wakakaka).
Thus he has to make some sacrifices, to wit, forego the position of MB of Selangor, because Article 43 of the Malaysian Constitution won't allow him to be both, ie. MB Selangor and
And how do I know he wants to take over Hishamuddin's place? Read on, wakakaka.
That's right, ADUNs who are also MP cannot have it both ways, that is, by continuing to be ADUNs and at the same time, federal ministers or deputy ministers. They have to choose between being a federal minister (or deputy minister) or an ADUN.
Obviously, senior party leaders who want to be MBs or CMs or State Exco members have to be ADUNs in the first place. And if they are federal ministers they won't be allowed to hold on to their ADUN positions, and consequently no MB or CM hat to wear.
Thus, as I mentioned previously, if Lim Guan Eng wants to continue being CM of Penang, and most Penangites want him to, then he can't be a federal minister, full stop!
But of course he can be ADUN/CM of Penang as well as an ordinary federal MP in which case he can serve in both State and Federal Parliaments. But in participating as both a state and also a federal representative, he cannot be a federal minister. Thus if Lim GE wants to be a federal minister, he can kiss goodbye to his CM job and Ayer Putih ADUN position ...
... which I suspect is a situation 'someone' wakakaka is hoping and hinting/pushing for.
According to sweetie Selena Tay in her Free Malaysia Today article titled Pakatan’s ‘shadow cabinet’ list, a so-called (non-existent*) 'shadow minister' could/might have 'hinted' to Sweetie that under a new Pakatan federal government, the proposed Foreign Minister(s) would probably be Kamarudin Jaffar (PAS) or Lim Guan Eng (DAP) or Elizabeth Wong (PKR), with a couple (of the trio) becoming deputies.
* ta'ada shadow cabinet maka mana ada shadow minister - real bayang adalah wakakaka
It's a joke of a suggestion, and you may guess where or who that so-called self-appointed 'shadow minister' had been. For a start, none of the trio proposed has shown any specific inclination towards foreign affairs, though of course there's no denying they can play the role.
Secondly, Eli Wong is more into environmental affairs and therefore should be provided a ministerial position in the appropriate sector, Environment.
Kamaruddin Jaafar, OTOH, is a very close buddy of The Great One - you know, MCKK, UMNO (wakakaka), ISA-ed together, then left UMNO in 1999 (not sure whether he left voluntarily or was ejected out like Anwar?), had in his UMNO days stuck really close to Anwar when the latter was the DPM, and was said to have been assigned by Anwar to some business roles, the lot!
While Anwar's devotees prepared a party (KeADILan, then PKR) as a platform to fight for his release from prison, Kamaruddin joined PAS in (I think) 1999 and stood successfully as a PAS MP in Tumpat in 1999, 2004 and 2008. I believe he was the UMNO MP in that same constituency. Since then, he had a meteoric rise in PAS and even became the Party's Sec-Gen in 2004.
The conspiracy theory has it that Anwar strategically placed his buddy Kamaruddin as a PKR sleeper in PAS wakakaka, where it has been said he might become MB after Pak Haji Nik Aziz, by-passing many more prominent PAS people like Mustaffa Ali etc.
The objective? To me, a bit preposterous lah, but then who knows?
The conspiracy theory talks about Kamaruddin becoming MB Kelantan (not an impossibility) and then preparing the grounds for Anwar and PKR there in the event PKR is hounded out (politically) of Selangor and Penang, ... thus probably a conspiracy theory in pre-2008 days when PKR wasn't sure of its future.
But if the conspiracy theory still holds, then it's unlikely Kamaruddin will be assigned to a mere Foreign Ministry job, even as the Minister.
Besides, both he and Lim GE are bloody senior Pakatan leaders, so how can they be lumped together in the foreign affairs ministry when there's only one minister position.
I suspect wakakaka the self-appointed shadow minister's target is Lim GE, to have Lim vamoose from Penang and the CM's position. You can work out why yourself!
Now, check Sweetie's article to see which ministry our dear Blue-eyed Boy has been proposed for in a Pakatan cabinet, wakakaka.
Thus it's likely he will assign one of his kutus to the MB Selangor post but Khalid Ibrahim must first be removed. I had alluded to this likelihood in an earlier post 'Whispered' shadow cabinet bloated like satiated leech? as follows:
…. assuming he is not back/front/side-stabbed wakakaka, Khalid Ibrahim (of Selangor) who like Lim GE has to decide whether he wants to be a federal minister or MB of a state – maybe PKR has already planned for one of the inner coterie like the world-renowned Apcet II destroyer Saifuddin Nasution wakakaka to be MB of that important State ...
Now, it's out in the open ... that PKR in the almighty voice of Azmin Ali has decreed, for Khalid Ibrahim to leave his MB position even if Pakatan re-wins the State of Selangor.
It may well be that Khalid could find himself not even nominated to stand as a PKR candidate in Ijok in the next state election. It's most likely to be that case, just to kill off any threat from Khalid for the Selangor MB position.
Wait, I don't want Blue-eyed Boy to give up hope of being both Home Minister and MB Selangor (and more). There is in fact a way he can wear two hats. When eventually he is in the cabinet, he and Don Corleone wakakaka can make a constitutional amendment, to wit, remove Article 43.
WTF, our Constitution has already been amended over 200 times, so what's one more, wakakaka.
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