Although this situation would take a while to adjust to, he said the main challenge faced was in carrying out their responsibilities with the presence of a Government Advisory Council while fulfilling the needs of the PH Presidential Council.
“I expect the new ministers to face problems in adapting with the presence of these two councils that are rather influential in shaping the country’s policies,” he told Bernama after the swearing-in ceremony today.
The Government Advisory Council was formed to advise the government on current economics and finances, while the PH Presidential Council which comprised the top leaders of PH’s component parties who made decisions on matters in consensus.
Azmi, who is also a lecturer at a public university, said another challenge faced would be in the revocation of old government policies as they (new Cabinet ministers) needed to replace the policies with better ones.
Meanwhile, political analyst Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Martadha Mohamad who is also a Universiti Utara Malaysia Law, Government and International Studies lecturer was of the view that the actual challenge of the Cabinet line-up was in fulfilling the promises made when they were the opposition party.
He said, previously, most of them were rather vocal and rather critical towards the former government when voicing out their views in improving the government policies for the welfare of the people.
The CEP (Council of Eminent Persons) will sort out most of their worries, with the PM looking after the rest.
An example is the GST being zero-rated (not rid off, mind you, wakakaka) so expect all goodies to be at least 6% cheaper - well, at least kembong, kerang, kangkong to be cheaper.
So no worry lah.
the mysterious anaemic Siti Zahara will now be able to enjoy a full kilo of kerang which previously with GST went up from RM4 to RM10