The reshuffle of the Cabinet is done and it involves only non UMNO leaders. So there is no reshuffle the way that the public expect to see.
All speculations by the public that major reshuffle was imminent went flat. Since it does not involve UMNO, let us not mention the names concerned in this tiny and minute adjustment announced by PM Najib on Tuesday, the very day he left for an official visit to Laos.
There is no Cabinet reshuffle actually. The only thing we can see is the bloating numbers of the Cabinet going and coming in through ‘back door’, that is through the House of Senate.
Many of those named are not elected to the House Parliament and they are by no mean elected by the people. BUT that is the right and prerogative of the PM to choose either from the appointed Senators or the elected Representatives from the Lower House of Parliament.
BUT what has just happened 2 days ago, the Cabinet reshuffle was too far from expectation of the people. Nobody from UMNO was shuffled but in essence that is the party that is crucially in need of fresh representation in the Cabinet.
Let us say it ingenuously. Most of the UMNO representatives in the Cabinet are soiled, grubby and unwanted and should be replaced by faces that can offer fresh hopes for recovery of people’s support.
What is urgently needed by UMNO now is to illustrate and demonstrate seriousness in its endeavor to regain regards and respect from its members and the public at large which is at the moment dwindling to the lowest ebb.
The Cabinet lineup is the key indication dynamic to serious government and serious leadership. Gone are the days when any Tom Dick and Harry can claim as qualifier to positions in the Cabinet.
Telling the truth is always painful. BUT the circumstances of the day make us compelled to say that the current Cabinet lineup can only contribute to the 'sure and quick-fall' of the present government. It is not uncommon to hear comments and opinion from the thinking public that the present Cabinet is an irresponsible and reckless in nature.
I have to say what many people say, even though I may be creating hue and cry among the readers of my blog. I can’t be writing opinion of others but only mine. Let us be crudely frank and strictly saying facts with good intention and let anyone think as they like about me.
Nor Mohammed Yaacob was expected to be dropped and there is no slight reason why he must stay…but he is still there. It is beyond comprehension and the public don’t understand why he was not dropped as the issue of corruption is surrounding him unambiguously.
He should have resigned voluntarily the moment his political Secretary was arrested with rm2 million few months back. He should take accountability for what has happened to his closest aide by resigning.
Bear in mind that this man was responsible for the tens of billion lost suffered by Bank Negara almost 2 decades ago when he was the Head of Treasury of Bank Negara in the Forex deal.
In the first place was appallingly unethical for a Central Bank of a small nation and tiny economy like Malaysia to be involved in international money trading. With the loss of more than RM30 billion BNM had to sell assets in order to cover the losses and to show small figure of losses to the rakyat.
So his appointment to the Cabinet almost a decade ago was an irresponsible act of the person who appointed him. The person who brought him to the Cabinet was not serious in managing the nation appropriately and to him anyone can be a Minister if he is likened by him.
There are many others in the list whom the public want to see them go. Certainly Nazri is one of those qualified to be dropped as speculated by the voting public.
Noh Omar, khaled Nordin, and few others are among the unappealing names to the public to carry the image of a trustworthy government for the people to support and grow old with.
The lineup from UMNO is not able to appease and pacify the disgruntling public to make up good representation and disposition for this small but great nation we have.
They are unable to carry strapping and brawny aura and appearance for the government to carry out radical transformation which PM Najib has been promising in his highly charged speeches wherever he goes.
I believe that this recently adjusted arrangement of the Cabinet is not going anywhere and please don’t be continuously in denial and don’t refute this actuality.
With this updated members of Cabinet schedule, we are just waiting for the time to be abandoned and discarded by the voters in any election that comes by in the near or protracted future.
Let me conclude that if this is the last adjustment and reshuffle of the Federal Cabinet before the General election, than we should start to prepare our mind with a new environment under the administration of an alternative government.
That could be the only choice of the people if the leadership remains obstinate and unmoved with his current attitude and moral fiber.
Hence nobody should be blamed then; the leadership has to own it all himself.