10/4 Wong Chun Wai, the Star boss, wrote about the historic meeting in Najib's journey begins. I'm not sure if his counterpart from NSTP filed anything. The NST did publish this piece by Zainul Ariffin, Poster politicians are an eyesore, a week before Najib said yesterday that he did not want to see pictures of his ministers on billboards and posters ..
Jai revises his earlier both-or-nothing stand and decides that the line-up is "Good for Mukhriz ... and KJ too". Just read here to find out why he has changed his mind.
Original blogpostBlogger on the 5th Floor. I was invited to attend Najib Razak's hour-long briefing for the media after he'd announced his new Cabinet. The briefing took place on the 5th floor, which has been the office of the Prime Minister since Dr Mahathir Mohamad moved the Sri Perdana from KL to Putrajaya in 2003. The last time I was there was late 03 for a briefing by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who had just succeeded Dr M. I was then the editor of the Malay Mail. This afternoon at 3.30 I was at the PM's briefing as a blogger.
Hanafiah Man represented Agenda Daily, the news portal. The rest were MSM: The Star editor-in-chief Wong Chun Wai, Sin Chew Daily editor-in-chief Pook Ah Lek, RTM director-general Ibrahim "Tiger", Berita Harian group editor Manja Ismail, Utusan Malaysia, editor-in-chief Aziz Ishak, TV3 chief news editor Wee Yo Lee, Bernama deputy editor-in-chief Zulkefli Salleh, NSTP group editor-in-chief Hishamudin Aun, and Nanyang editor-in-chief Ching Tien Siong.
"People's Cabinet". Najib stressed that his Cabinet was a "People's Cabinet", a Cabinet of ministers and deputy ministers of integrity who can work and produce results. To get the desired outcome, there will be a Key Performance Index (KPI) for the ministers and they will be assessed every six months. Najib said those who do not perform could be flashed the "yellow" card (in football, yellow means a stern warning; a second "yellow" card means expulsion from the field).
I asked him what would be his message to his ministers and deputy ministers. "I want people to have faith and confidence in the new Cabinet". He will remind them that Cabinet posts are a responsibility, a huge burden on their shoulders. "Ini amanah besar yang mesti digalas".
Those who were dropped (Syed Hamid Albar, Azalina Osman, Mike Tyson and Zulhasnan Rafique), does it mean they lacked integrity? "No, it does not mean that. There are other factors. Every one of them accepted (the decision) in good faith. Shahrir, especially, was very sporting".
Mukhriz in, Khairy out? "We will help Khairy reorganize Umno Youth," Najib said.
He explained why Information Ministry has been expanded ("to give more teeth to the ministry, otherwise the Information Minister is, with all due respect, not more than a Minister of RTM"). Rais Yatim is the new minister and Najib said he's the right man, especially to deal with the New Media, "which like someone frank, someone with his own mind, and who is open to dissenting views".
Media freedom? "I will give latitude to the media. You can criticize but with responsibility. I'd rather be criticized by the media than be rejected by the people."
Sports and Youth will be stressed. "That's why I put (those) who can approach out youths in that ministry.". New Foreign Minister Anifah Aman "can sell Malaysia well overseas". Najib said he has seen Anifah in action and is impressed with the Sabahan.
Blogging ministers. I could not resist asking the PM if he's going to make everyone in the new Cabinet start a blog. After all, he was bragging earlier on about the hits his blog has been getting (1.5 million hits for the Chinese edition, with "visitors" coming from Hong Kong and Taiwan, even). I said most of the Pakatan politicians are blogging but very few from the BN are doing so.
"Oh, yes, I will encourage them to have blogs," he said.
And the word is out: No red carpets, minimise rituals, less formality. No pictures of the PM, DPM and ministers on billboards.
Read Hanafiah Man's report on the meeting here.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Najib's Cabinet: "Amanah besar yang mesti digalas"
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No questions on Kementerian Usahawan & Koperasi? MARA?ReplyDelete
Hampir semua Menteri muka-muka yang sama macam kabinet Abdullah Badawi!
Lepas tu nak tipu kiter pulak konnonnya ~People's Cabinet~ pulak tu... cukuplah nak merepek...
Hancurlah kita rakyat Malaysia....
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baguslah nampak sikit akan perubahan yang mahu dilakukan ds najib betul betul ikhlas.... dan memang patut pun dia buang menteri lama yang kurang popular yang merupakan "liability" buat umno. nak menjaga hati dia orang umno yang akan mati...
kalau lah boleh the next move dato najib panggil parti komponen BN yang ada dan suruh lah secara terbuka yang mana dah tua usia dengan parti tu pakat pakat berenti lah.... yang mana yang kurang diminati oleh kaum sejenis mereka pun bawak bawak lah sedar diri .....
ini dunia era baru ... mulut manusia di malaysia ni dah semakin "jelabaih" ..... dah makin daring tak macam dulu so lihat lihat lah cermin selalu.
anyway congratulations on the appointments for those appointed tapi lah ds zahid ni ... padan ke kementerian yang dia pegang ni?
bagi kat dia hal ehwal ugama ke... mara ke lagi bagus .....
KDN dengan Pertahanan ni patutnya untuk 1st dengan 2nd man to bagi bagi ... memanglah DS Najib percaya sangat kat Zahid.
DS Zahid jangan lah dok kontek kontek dengan anwar pulak ... anwar tu pembangkang dah la nie kalu tak sedor lagi..... kalu nak kawan pun bior le dia masuk umno dulu ok?
Whats the problem with UNO Youth? I thought UMNO itself was the problem!!ReplyDelete
Hmm...Khairy with all that time in his hands to play monkey with UMNO Youth!!! Scratching my head la!!
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Betul lah...mana dia menteri KPUNDEK?ReplyDelete
Patutnya lantik la DSAI jd Menteri. Baru lah semua puas hatiReplyDelete
I am proud of you moron for being invited to the briefing! My grandgal is cute and enjoying the weather in a country where there no Malays, Chinese, and Indians, and her I can be myself again!ReplyDelete
Bagus jugak tak ada muka menteri kat bill board. Apa kenanya muka menteri dengan kolej swasta, bill board melancung malaysia dsbnya? Naik menyampah tengok...tak larat..sampai orang mengumpat dan mengutuk memanjang terutama kalau tengah jalan sesak dan jam. Lagi kena hamput....ReplyDelete
Kalau kat KT dulu tak larat tengok muka idris jusoh natang...tiap korner jalan kat KT. Muka Sultan pun tak banyak macam muka dia....
Bill board muka sharizat pun hari tu naik bila kat election je kalau tak batang hidung kat grass root pun tak nampak...
Kalau nak jadi branding ikon pergilah cari branding specialist. kalau tak baik tak usah. Message yang diterima ialah semuanya muka tak malu.....
Sorilah mulut tempayan boleh kita tutup.....
Nothng is interesting. Recycled paper. Aminah Abdullah, you're right.ReplyDelete
It's a cabinet full of losers - rejected by rakyat or rejectd by party. Let us see whether they can get respect from the people and their party members.ReplyDelete
I somehow feel that Najib's hands are tied in his cabinet decision. Not sure why.
Help KJ reorganize Umno youth? Maybe, Tun MM be his mentor?ReplyDelete
Kj needs the willy old fox's cunningness.
Rocky cut the crap, the new PM did consult you and I was there so again cut the crap!ReplyDelete
No more red carpets and RED TAPES please.ReplyDelete
We rakyat are simple no fanfare kais pagi makan pagi people.
Rasa letih kalau datang masuk kampung kami kena siap bungan mangga dan tepuk kompang!
Please come to help, not to berpesta sahaja..
To the new PM Najib -ReplyDelete
1. Get all Ministries to cut wastage
2. Ensure every sen is accounted for in spending
3. No lavish lifestyle
4. All Menteris accountable for misdeeds and negligence of their staffs
5. Be transparent with their work
6. Menteris to be in touch with the pulse and heartbeats of the rakyat
The talk is all over long time back. Can the rakyat expect your new Cabinet to walk the talk instead?
The stakes are high. Or the whole Cabinet shall vacate Putrajaya the next GE. All eyes are watching very closely.
This Cabinet is a sick joke. The whole country is aware of it, except the Barisan goons. if this is the criteria Najib selects his cabinet, he might as well select Toyol as a minister. What a joke. Any way, beers on me at Tanjong Rambutan Pub.ReplyDelete
Bodoh bangang jugak Mamak Bendahara nie rupanya. Go offer your asshole shit to your anwar!ReplyDelete
How come no mention of Khir Toyo. He should be made senator and appointed as Tourism Minister.ReplyDelete
Then he can use the tag line "Everybody can visit Disneyland" for his ministry.
Hahaha malulah Mukhriz...jadi menteri kerana bapa macam budak kecik semua minta bapa buat. Kalau tak hampeh, lawan ketua UMNO kat bahagian sendiri pun kalah tapi berangan nak jadi ketua pemuda nasional......ReplyDelete
sounds like IBM..paradigm,objectives,restructure,performance plan,mission statement and all..a good startReplyDelete
except that hisham is duke highway with lim of ekovest bhd,khalid nordin is trc bhd,nor yacop will protect shah hakim and scomi bhd...and crest bhd...sapura is
dying to welcome the razak onboard..more to come....
and you must be the MS(mainstream) Blogger? hahaha!ReplyDelete
I am ok with the new line up - except Zahid Hamidi. Minister of Defense? Gulp*ReplyDelete
For pete's sake, the dude has a degree in Sastera from UM, not Science. Can he comprehend the high-tech mambo jumbo of modern military? His English is another worry ... contracts, warfare strategies and manuals are all written in English.
Let's hope he don't buy the wrong submarine, tank or terlopong when mingling with foreign ministers and army offices.
Anyway, apart from Zahid, Najib's choices are pretty cool. Mukhriz made it but KJ didn't, that's cool too (although undercurrents will be simmering somewhere). And oh, I am absolutely thrilled with the Kementerian "teknologi hijau" thingy. It's about time the government put conservation on priority list.
- ikan kekek
and i predict we will be reading a lot of positive references to Rais Yatim in this blog! ;) Syabas, Rocki!ReplyDelete
KRRRROK! AR... PTUI!
I love your entry especially the last paragraph!ReplyDelete
Didn't you ask Najib during his briefing when is he going to give you the NST Group Chief Editor's job?
I have two questions...ReplyDelete
(1) Which minister will be in charge of "updating" immigration database?
(2) Which minister will hold the master key to the ammunition depot?
What about pictures of wives on billboards?ReplyDelete
member gua nampak KJ jumpa Ali Rustam kat Melaka petang tadi.
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Oooo I like the last partReplyDelete
And the word is out: No red carpets, minimise rituals, less formality. No pictures of the PM, DPM and ministers on billboards.
all these while the self glorification is just plain annoying and wasteful.
lets see how is KPI is implemented. I believe Abdullah said the same thing the last time.
Berani berubah taik kucing apa? khalednordin (tak bermaya), nohomar (hero kampung tak tau cakap orang putih), kohtsukoon (penang reject), shahrizat (dengan rookie nurul izzah pun kalah), ismailsabri (sidekick KJ), nazri aziz (lawyer kampung)...piiirahReplyDelete
Mana Dr Noressah? Dia ni baguih, patut ada kat MITI...boleh cakap french lagi tu...Dr. Awang Adek pun patut jadi full minister. Depa ni ada pakai otak.
Nor Yaakub patut pencen la, balik penang juai nasik kandaq lagi baguih. Hang tu dah tua dah...
Kalau nak improve delivery system, bawak masuk la ex-KSN macam Ahmad Sarji, ataupun ex-Panglima Tentera...military officers kita kan ada discipline, ada class, boleh bagi penendang menteri-menteri yang tak tau buat kerja..apasal tak ambik depa?...ambik Tsu Koon pasai apaaa?
Forget GERAKAN laa...Penangites will never vote for them again..Suruh Tsu Koon jaga performance orang lain? Cehhh.. Performance dia sendiri pun leceh....Lagu ni...BN habih..gedebuk PRU 13 nanti.
MOre media freedom my foot! On Cabinet Day bar online paper from attending press conference.ReplyDelete
More freedom means giving equal space for Government claims and Opposition claims alike on matters of importance, not party matters.
Just look at how any analysis on the Opposition's very important victories was absent from today's papers. If barisan had won, wow, they would have written off the opposition and claim that Najib has been accepted.
Rebuild Umno Youth my foot. Khairy is just too smart for everyone in the Cabinet so he is dangerous for Najib. Mahathir's directive. Period.
Come on lah, stop arselicking. You cannot fool the rakyat anymore.
and of cos bro rocky will lap it up like a dog.ReplyDelete
1.5mil hits on PM website? I always wanna go in and trash ihm but too bad the comments wont be uploaded. Indirectly it jacked up the hits.
KJ corrupted? Yes, no doubt...but is he that clean? How come no one dare ask this question? How abt u Rocky? U were gvn the opportunity to ask him but u didnt and u treat it like nothing happened the pst few years ie Altantuya, Scorpene.
Muhkriz clean? Hishamuddin? No wonder reporting is an easy job. Just tok kok like all of us here as long as ppl can listen to what they wanted to hear.
Logik gila apa lah kau mamak gila.ReplyDelete
Anuar Ibrahim banduan ISA nak jadi PM. Lim anak-beranak pun banduan ISA. Lagi telungkup kalau barua-barua ni jadi pemerintah
Hope we dont have to endure anymore;ReplyDelete
1. Permohonan dalam process (2tahun tak habis habis proses apa pun tak tau)
2. Maaf, pegawai siPolan cuti belajar, kena tunggu dia balik
3. Maaf, pegawai siPiah cuti beranak, belum balik cuti lagi
4. Maaf, boss pi luar Negeri, 3minggu baru dapat kelulusan dia
5. Maaf, boss dalam mesyuarat, tak pasti bila selesai mesyuarat - kita tunggu kat kedai Mamak, terserempak boss depa duk tala capati berjam2 dengan kapi tarik Mamak
6. Maaf cek belum sign, boss jumpa boss, out for today
7. Tuan/Puan, tarikh perbicaraan ditangguh lagi kepada tarikh 2bulan dari hari ini
8. Maaf, kena beli setem 30sen kat Pejabat Pos, ambil komuter 3hentian dari sini, dan datang ambil nombor giliran semula
9. Photostat mana, kedai belakang Pos Office, naik LRT 3stesen juga
10. Maaf Tuan/Puan, fail yang hantar 2tahun dulu kami tak jumpa, minta isi borang buat permohonan baru
11. Permohonan pinjaman tak lulus pasai tak ader seketul MAS sebagai sandaran
BERMACAM KERENAH SELAMA INI TERPAKSA KAMI LALUI...
Please dont play about with us all the time, we have mouths to feed at home!
Thank God KJ is not in. Otherwise, UMNO KO !
I think I will try to see some positive lights in the cabinet line up. Maybe not 100% perfect, but at least I dont see most of the faces who are liabilities for BN.
However, main issue is the government must show that they are doing work. My example, Shahrizat must not be wearing glamourous dresses when doing her rounds to poor people house. No need to wear all that jewelleries ..less is more. Other than that , first Lady.. please emulate Obama's wife. I am not sure if she has, but maybe less of wearing branded items. Can start with something from Carrefour, Tesco etc.
Other than that, ministers must be very open to all rakyat. Reduce buraeucracy. For the businesses, I would expect the government's be signed off within timeline and not months after months after months as the meeting is always postponed or if , say, the KSU is not in town. This waste time and delay projects. It will kill off small businesses due to cashflow problems. Bad for the country as more businesses die la.
Planning is easy, but executing the work will be difficult as it was proven before that our delivery system is very poor. I hope Koh Tsu Koon does his work well even if he was a failure in his own homeground..lets give him a chance so he can check his KPI first as his KPI is to check on other's KPI ..LOLLLL..
Anyway, what I am really saying is, I hope all these people will just walk the talk.
Kasut Tumit Tinggi
disappointing line-up. i thought najib would have bigger balls by downsizing the cabinet to a lower figure. 40 deputies? Mukhriz. wtf. Having the chance to interact with him, I can only agree with what most people believe - the father got him there. There isn't an ounce of ministerial potential in this boy. Hearing Mahathir saying he hopes his son will look into the AP issue made me puke. Really pathetic by claiming he wasn't aware of the AP snafu during his reign.Oh well, I just have to bear with this bunch of idiots for the next 3 years. Or sooner hopefully.ReplyDelete
OK, he rather to be criticized than rejected by the people huh? let's watch TV3 news and read utusan and see if there's any difference, tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Best wishes because life in the cabinet is not a bed of roses or a walk in the park.ReplyDelete
You will be watched by the hounding dogs, for mistakes in the past,present and future.
Throw away all your photo albums and wear a mask when walking with the opposite sex.
Be warned. The walls have ears and they can see through brick walls.
When declaring your assets, please declare more than what you have now because in time to come, you can say " see, that's what I declared before."
Good luck in your undertakings and best wishes, because all of you will be screened by the opposing saints.
A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.
So far I like itReplyDelete
Najib's Cabinet line-up:ReplyDelete
Deputy Prime Minister & Education Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Ministers in Prime Minister’s Department
Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon - Unity and Performance
Nor Mohamed Yakcob - Economic Planning Unit (Geng Abdullah)
Nazri Abdul Aziz - Justice & Parliament
Jamil Khir Baharom - Religious Affairs
Najib Abdul Razak (1)
Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (2)
Ong Tee Keat
Information, Culture, Arts and Communications
Energy, Green Technology and Water
Khaled Nordin (Geng Abdullah)
International Trade and Industry
Deputy: Mukhriz Tun Dr. Mahathir (pilihan yang baik, tetapi sepatutnya diberi menteri penuh.
Ng Yen Yen
Noh Omar (Geng Abdullah) (pernah kena tangkap dekat tempat yang tidak sepatutnya-tak bersih, sepatutnya dibuang)
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Geng Abdullah-Anwar) (bekas Ketua Pemuda Anwar dan meletakkan jawatan apabila Tun M memecatkan Anwar. Dalang perpecahan di kalangan Pemuda 10 tahun yang lalu. Ada sumber2 yang mengatakan Zahid Hamidi adalah budak yang memberi funding kepada Anwar bagi pihak KJ/Pak Lah untuk 5 tahun yg lalu)
Memberi portfolio Pertahanan Kepada Zahid Hamidi adalah keputusan yang bodoh dan boleh menjejaskan kedaulatan Malaysia.
Shaziman Mansur (sepupu Khairy)
Liow Tiong Lai
Youth and Sports
Ahmad Shabery Cheek (bawah naungan ''tingkat 4'', loyalist KJ)
Housing and Local Government
Kong Cho Ha
Women, Family and Community Development
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin
Consumer Affairs and Domestic Trade
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Hikayat Mamak Bendahara!ReplyDelete
"Noh Omar.. this guy was caught fucking some hookers in a massage parlor, and everyone knows that."
Waaa .. I think everybody did not know that. The hookers related to you, Mamak Bendahara? I hope they are distant relatives .. not immediate family.
Same old crap from Najis! Did you guys see the propaganda crap they pulled off during the by-election? Showing a speech Anwar made in 1995! And all tv stations showed the same footage. An insider told me that it was a directive from the Ministry!ReplyDelete
Someone here mentioned that Mukhriz has no personality, and I agree 100%! What experience does he have? What has he achieve so far? Bitching about Badawi? If thats an achievement, then Rocky also can become Minister la!
Woit! No ANwar???ReplyDelete
Woit! No Kapal???
Woit! No Nganga???
Woi Brader Anwar, go do your own Shadow Cabinetlah.
Lantik that Hik-Mamat-Benda-Raya as your shadow Menteri Penerangan.
He sounds very intellijen and fanatikjen.
It is a lot of crap isnt? the same many people we dont even have the appetitite to have a second look and so many rejects put in places of importance. cronyism cronyism cronyism. cant wait for the next three years to pass so that we can have a new government.ReplyDelete
except for one or two all are tired faces..ReplyDelete
talk cock only!
No pictures of PM and DPM on billboards? What about the mother of all picture of the new PM drapping the Maju Holding building at Jalan TAR?ReplyDelete
''Some were surprises but not all of them have unblemished records or pristine reputations. One of them was pilloried 10 years ago for being a crony of Anwar Ibrahim and for amassing several hundred million ringgit.''ReplyDelete
Ni Zahid Hamidi memang kena diundurkan, oleh Jawatankuasa Displin atau Najib sendiri. Kalau tidak, parah UMNO. Mahathir dah terang2 cakap dengan Najib, Menteri Rasuah TAK BOLEH.
Baguslah, KJ boleh concentrate trophy dia -KETUA PEMUDA- yang dia nak sangat-sangat sampai sogok semua orang. Settle kan problem atau saf Pemuda...ReplyDelete
Tapi kalau dia kantoi dgn Lembaga Disiplin, maka hancus, Lucut Jawatan dan gantung keahlian.
Silap-silap join Brader Anwar ( jgn lupa bawak pasport)
Anwar pun apa nak buat lepas ni? Tak nak lunch dgn Najib ka? Boleh lah tanya dia whether dia susceptible to anal sex. Anwar can surely share his experience.
nothing to do with changing my mind. just that everybody has to take up the fact that mukhriz is in and kj is out. we win some, we lose some. being in does not warrant anybody to presume that kj is dead or mukhriz is a winner.
i am still holding on to my believe that politics need money around our waist and in our mouth as we need to feed so many and too much as long as we DONT buy support.
for all the accusation against kj and others, those who made the reports should also be investigated for their motives as politicians have the potential to turn a friend into an enemy.
when i say its good for mukhriz and kj, i meant it for the unity of pemuda umno and umno. i believe everybody in pemuda must realise that should kj was the dirtiest politician in umno, he wouldnt have made it to what he is now. i dont wanna touch anything about what people said about mukhriz but in politics, nobody is godly.
the malays in umno must take it to the minds that they have a bad inveterate to pass their own lynch on others whom the dont like, not those who got bad lechery of politics, sycophants, meeks to rumours and badbitting, the superficial and those who caused faux pas to the party and nation.
for all the accusations against kj, i have yet to see real evident to wreck him. Almost all were based on hearsay and make-believe. umno members are the credulous lot and like to lucre on anything, may i say.
so, its time to stop playing hocus-pocus and being ignoramous. stop all the bric-a-brac and focus on the party unity, instead of sowing the seeds of hatred against certain leaders. i hope the malays will turn into the mexican aztec who had malodorous heart toward those whom they despised, not because they were bad but for their talent and better knowledge.
i am sad that many journalists and bloggers come under this category. they write what they hear and not for what they see. such journalism is inept. put them to cover court or economy where they cannot lie on a single fact and figure.
thank you bro. lets teh tarik
ini mungkin kabinet one malaysia, rakyat didahulukan, prestasi diutamakan… tak apa, berikan mereka 6 bulan dan tengok siapa mendapat kad kuning dalam report card prestasi mereka… satu permulaan segar…. biarkan bunga itu segar. jika bajanya mencukupi, pasti bunga itu terus berkuntum, tetapi jika tidak, bunga itu pasti layu……….. Layu sebelum berkembang……… dan digantikan bunga baru…..ReplyDelete
dah la rockybramahajibriz,ReplyDelete
dulu u punya la dahsyat kutuk brendan pareira dengan kalimullah sbb jadi pak lah punya spin doctors
skrg dah terang lagi bersuluh dari tingkah laku dan tulisan u, yang u nak ganti tempat diorang berdua pulak untuk jadi tukang jilat mahajibriz
apa bezanya u dengan brendan dan kali? sama-sama tukang spin juga! beza bos saja!
mungkin dah resmi orang-orang media, kalau tak spin satu berita tu tak sah...tak pernah objective dn jujur dalam melaporkan satu hal, mesti nak fikir 'jauh2' kononnya melihat implikasi,impak dan dampak n all those bollocks!
takpalah, mungkin sejak semi-bersara ni duit u kat account tu dah mula menipis dh...masanya untuk menebalkan nya semula, btul tak?
-a disappointed dude who promoted this bloody blog to his friends a long time ago-
Tomorrow's papers... and the next few days... will be jammed full of congratulatory apple-polishing adverts.ReplyDelete
Luckily I don't buy the local rags.
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIEReplyDelete
It is to our knowledge that the tolerancy and harmony of the races in Malaysia has never been good. In the history of Malaysia the racial harmony among the Malaysian communities has time and again been tested.
According to a survey the majority of Malaysians do not trust one another and seek refuge in their own ethnic community. Racial and religious sensitivities run deep in Malaysia.
As acknowledged by our ex-Premier, Tun Abdullah, race and religion remain divisive issues in Malaysia even after fifty years of independence.
My view is that racial harmony has been and will always remained tense .The problem with the communities in Malaysia stems from the different aspirations of the different races in Malaysia.
In this respect, any attempts by the media, politicians- the ruling party and opposition alike-, to flame racial sentiment or to incite racial feelings and suspicion and harp on issues related to race if left unchecked, a repeat of the May 13 tragedy will be imminent.
A statement taken from the Time magazine showed the enmities of the different races in Malaysia,
“One towkay told a Malay official that if it weren’t for the Chinese, the Malays would be sitting on the floors without chairs and tables, saying which the Malay official quickly replied that if he could get every damned Chinaman out of the country (Malaysia), then he would willingly go back sitting on the floor.”
As such provocative statements with racial intonations and behaviours violating regulations should not be allowed.
This is where the government needs to have powerful tools and security measures to enforce law and order in the country. In this aspect it is without a single doubt that the Sedition Act and the ISA (Internal Security Act) are still relevant to this very day.
Recent calls by the Opposition for unrestricted press freedom and to abolish the Printing Presses and Publications Act as well as to free all ISA detainees are unjustified. As voiced out by Tun Mahathir greater freedom of expression will stoke inter-ethnic tensions.
Matters pertaining to the New Economy Policy, the special positions of the Malays, the National Language Act and Sovereignty of the Rulers should be discussed behind closed doors. The Constitution should be held supreme at all times.
It is a fact that racial awareness will always be in the hearts and minds of the different races here. And it is for this very reason that we have to draw a line in order to foster national unity and racial harmony. And the solution is as simple as this - Do not stir up trouble by discussing sensitive issues. Let sleeping dogs lie…..TIKAM batu
Zahid Hamidi defence minister??? God help Malaysia!!! Isn't he the one who once mentioned that other race not happy here can go back to their old homeland?ReplyDelete
I was commending you on your change of stand. The conciliatory note is crucial at this point. The Umno Youth chief has a lot of fires he needs to fight, some of which he himself started. Like you said, he's still young and there's a lot of time to make amends. But that also means there's a lot of time to screw up. Make the best of this opportunity, man.
Bro, gua tengok posters and banners dengan gambaq Saudara Anwar, Tan Seri Khalid Ibrahim, Nik Aziz dll pun banyaaaaak.ReplyDelete
Harap depa ikut teladan BN di bawak Tok Najib.
sharizat's back to handle her old portfolio. from a crippled dude point of view, yen yen was a flop and with this second chance given, she (sharizat) better make it right this time around.ReplyDelete
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ini bukan kabinet rakyat ini kabinet remote control dari jauh , muka 2 yg gak patut ada pun ada baca siniReplyDelete
No red carpet,minimis ritual,less protocol.Here you cant beat Sauidara Anwar Ibrahim.
Bagaimana Najib,Hishamuddin,Khairy,mUKRIZ FAHAM APA ITU KEMISKINAN,when they came from aristocrat family
People Cabinet mean Rakyat kasi masuk/simpan dalam Kabinet(almari)???.....awal2 biasala,hhehe.pendam2 lama2 meletup la tu..kekekeke...tahniah la DSN PMReplyDelete
Ingin tahu untuk menyokong PMReplyDelete
Persoalan yang rakyat mahu tahu yang perlu dijawab oleh Perdana Menteri. Sebenarnya siapa kita PM nak jawab soalan kita. PM tidak refer to bloggers untuk susun Kabinet . tak pa kita mahu tanya juga. PM tak jawab tak apa , kita akan tanya juga, PM kata dia mahu dengar semua pendapat rakyat , apa salahnya kita bertanya dan berikan pendapat kita. Kita kan sudah berubah. PM kata dia suka orang yang berani menegur dan berani berubah, Saya mahu jadi orang yang PM suka. mana tahu satu hari nanti PM akan lantik saya jadi Menteri Kabinet, Saya tak perlu bertanding MT dan tak perlu menang pilihan raya dan saya tidak perlu bertanding. PM boleh lantik saya jadi Senator kemudian saya boleh jadi Menteri. tak perlu apa - apa , janji PM sukakan saya.selanjutnya klik disini
So many unhappy comments being voiced over here. It seems that all those selected to govern our beloved nation are not the right choice/person for whatever their jobs and responsibilities. So... who on earth are most suitable to be selected. Lim Kit Siang? Lim Guan Eng? Anwar Ibrahim?ReplyDelete
But aren't those guys are just the same as the present people selected as cabinet members? Aren't they all politicians? Or are they squeky clean with not a single dirt on them?
I believe the answers would very much depends on which side of the fence one stands and which ethnicity one is and even the type of sexual orientation one prefers...
But one thing which is definitely for sure; the people of MALAYSIA remains the same. A bunch of complaining lot.
It is we ourself who has control of our destiny. So instead of complaining and name calling, take charge of our own live. Stop being cry babies!!
Pak Mat Tempe
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That’s right chum.
We need orang macam Mao Tse-Tung to deal with idiots baru Negara dapat jadi AMAN dan SEJAHTERA .
I am glad Zahidi is in Defense.
You and all your bloggers must read and research this word - AHIMSA
it was taught to me by a human being, you should reflect everytime hence forth before penning.
Siapa kata jemaah kabinet Menteri Najib itu secara menyeluruhnya kecil?ReplyDelete
Saya huraikan dibawah. Sila baca dengan teliti.
Kabinet Abdullah Badawi saiznya 67 (32 menteri dan 35 timbalan menteri).
Kabinet Mahathir tahun 1999 saiznya 54 (27 menteri dan 27 timbalan menteri).
Kabinet Najib Razak bagaimana pula? Saiznya 68! (28 menteri dan 40 timbalan menteri).
Ertinya, walaupun dikurangkan sedikit bilangan menteri penuh sebanyak 4 saja, bilangan timbalan menteri naik sebanyak 5. Jumlah saiz kabinet Najib tidak kurang dari saiz kabinet Badawi tapi tambah satu lebih dari kabinet Badawi.
Dan dengan itu, saiz kabinet yang diwar-warkan akan dikecilkan adalah satu penipuan besar terhadap rakyat Malaysia.
Kabinet Najib adalah kabinet yang memegang rekod sebagai kabinet yang TERBESAR sekali dalam sejarah Malaysia.
Negara-negara dengan bilangan penduduk yang dua atau tiga kali ganda penduduk daripada Malaysia pun ada yang saiz kabinetnya lagi kecil daripada kabinet menteri negara kita. Bayangkanlah.
Mengikut satu kajian sains mengenai saiz kabinet yang paling efisyen, apa-apa kabinet yang lebih besar dari 20 menteri sudah kira semakin kurang efisyen (the "20-person rule" -- hukum 20 orang).
Najib sudah jauh melangkau nombor 20 itu (sudah kurang efisyen), dan lebih daripada itu menambahkan lagi bilangan timbalan menteri dengan mengisi jawatan-jawatan ini dengan orang-orang politik yang tidak semestinya layak atas merit atau kebolehan semata-matta:
-- golongan ahli politik dari Sabah ditambah ramai (untuk mengurangkan risiko mereka menarik balik sokongan mereka kepada Barisan);
-- memberi 4 jawatan menteri kepada MCA yang kalah teruk dalam pilihanraya 2008, tidak beza dengan bilangan jawatan menteri tahun 2004 di mana MCA menang besar;
-- Najib melantik orang politik yang telah kalah teruk dalam pilihanraya umum (iaitu orang-orang yang tidak diiktiraf oleh rakyat), iaitu Koh Tsu Koon dari Gerakan (parti yang hancur kalah ranap di pilihanraya 2008), Shahrizat Jalil, Chew Mei Fun dan Awang Adek Hussin. Semuanya ditolak oleh rakyat sewaktu pilihanraya umum.
Ramai daripada menteri kabinet adalah sisa-sisa dari rejim Mahathir dan Abdullah Badawi juga.
Para pembaca sekalian harus juga was-was apabila membaca tulisan bloggers yang pro-UMNO seperti Rocky Bru dan mereka-mereka yang sewaktu dengan dia agar tidak menelan bulat-bulat semua yang dikatakan mereka sebagai benar dan betul.
Saya seru agar para pembaca sekalian menilai tulisan-tulisan mereka ini dengan berhati-hati. Luaskan bacaan dengan mengambil kira pandangan-pandangan yang berbeza untuk mengimbangkan pandangan yang sempit.
Get Nazri and Noh Omar out of UMNO picture then we can called a clean cabinet otherwise it just another gimmick from another potential flip floping PM.ReplyDelete
After all the hype of a trimmed down cabinet with new faces with integrity and performance based - what a bloody disappointment.
It's mainly a re-shuffle of mostly existing faces with a few new 'old ones' thrown in.
We still have more Ministries than places like the UK and Singapore. Again political considerations trumped over what is really required.
You told us to give Najib a chance - yet he has failed 2 big tests already. Firstly the By-elections saw an increase in support for the opposition.
And now - when he had the chance to really make a change in both the efficiency of government and put in place a cabinet of quality people - he has failed again.
Also - Rocky - why have you made no comment on the Altantuya murder trial??? We have 2 stone cold murderers who have no connection to the victim and no motive - and yet the prosecution confidently tells us no one else is involved???
As a journalist does that make any sense to you at all?
Come on Rocky - we know you are a good journalist - yet you seem to have got real lazy.......no questions and no insightful comments at all? Or are you all spent?
Yes Minister blogging and sharing with us their honest to God thoughts and perceptions on local issues and development but...our bloggers lacked decorum...dia orang suka hantam...budaya Melayu halus sudah dighaib...sekarang budaya mengaib!ReplyDelete
For starters I am inclined to applaud Najib for not appointing that brat KJ in the cabinet. Just hope he does not get in through the back door, this is likely to happen. Before too long Najib will reschuffle the cabinet and slide the pig in conveniently.
As trust is concerned, Najib is still being watched with all the baggage he is carrying, he cannot be expected to do an honourable job. Hopefully he is not going to be another Mugabe or Idi Amin.
As predicted,there will be some or maybe many who disagree with DSN's choice of ministers. Whether an old wine is put in a new bottle,or a new wine is put in a very old bottle,one must accept that under the present circumstances,those are probably the better ones.This is the problem with human being, enough is never enough and it is totally impossible to please everybody.ReplyDelete
Let us look at another angle of thought,nothing personal. With the present number of elected MPs within BN,what kind of choice do DSN and TSMY have? Do DSN and TSMY have to discard the elected MPs and then swear in as many senators to fill up the ministerial posts??
If at all we need a totally new line-up,then the whole cabinet has to step down and place our country either under military law or Mageran.Is this what we want???? As for me,NO.
Like Zahid who is now defense minister,yes he was an ISA graduate.TDM was expelled by UMNO but later became PM for >22 years.
Nelson Mandella was a jailbird but later became President of SA. If such people are not supposed to be ministers, then DSAI who is also an ISA graduate should not lead any party which can form a government.
With bias and prejudice,DSN should be given time to prove his worth as the Chief Executive of Malaysia.
It is not fair to sack him even before he starts work. One must not forget that it is totally different from being an ordinary minister and a Prime Minister.
Dalam kabinet barang tayangan
Dalam kloset harta sorokan
Menteri Kabinet sudah ketahuan
Menteri Kloset siapa gerangan
Its not Najib or people cabinet... Instead it is a CHEDET CABINET !!!!ReplyDelete
flip-flop writer. UMNO member I suppose.ReplyDelete
Why should Mukhriz be in the cabinet? This is just a continuation of old culture. Najib should select the best people with or without political ties. We need people that best serve the country and not UMNO or BN. I'm certain we've a lot of talented Malay that can do a better job than most of the minister.ReplyDelete
Najis said he welcomes criticisms. So guys, what are u waiting for? Let's send our grievances rgd Altantuya n Scorpene to the local media and see if they get printed!ReplyDelete
EVen sending in a simple SMS to the Star that costs us money wont get a single hush!
Fly Kite la u !
Syukur, undi melayu menunjukkan peningkatan ketara kpd UMNO di bukit gantang..menunjukkan org melayu islam sudah mula hilang kepercayaan kpd PAS dan PKR yg jelas tidak sebijak mana mempertahankan kepentingan anak bangsa dan agama...HANYA kerana DAP buat2 tunjuk baik mcm PAP pernah buat dulu sebelum menang..ADAKAH SEJARAH AKAN BERULANG? SINGAPORE?..ReplyDelete
Rocky: Are you disappointed you did not get your old job back ? A little bird tells me that this was a promise they made to you when you turned to the dark side. Now that you have turned, they are not honouring their word. Sigh. Kasihan betul...ReplyDelete
Give them chance to prove themselves la. Some comments just a sour grapes. Some of you feel that you are better than what has Najib choice, then bertanding lah dalam PRU13 akan datang. Simple kan?ReplyDelete
orang malaka 10.00amReplyDelete
"member gua nampak KJ jumpa Ali Rustam kat Melaka petang tadi.
Kalau betul khairy jumpa pun is because of Ali Rustam's Belia 4B la, bodoh...which means he is doing his work as Ketua Pemuda. Orang melaka apa ni tak tau pasal Belia 4B? Bodoh. Asyik nak create conspiracy theory aje. Nothing else to do but come up with ways to damage a person's credibility.
To Godfather who wrote:ReplyDelete
Rocky: Are you disappointed you did not get your old job back ? A little bird tells me that this was a promise they made to you when you turned to the dark side. Now that you have turned, they are not honouring their word. Sigh. Kasihan betul...
Heh, you sound more disappointed than I could ever be. Relax bro. The truth is, no they did not make any such promises.
But, who knows, they might offer me the job. After all, so many of my commenters, including you, seem to think I am the best person for the job.
Thank you for the confidence in me!
Have a good day (said with a heavy Aussie accent!)
eh betui ka cakap pak haji kamarudin tuh pasai menteri najib lagi banyak dari badawi ngan madey? ke pak haji lebai tu membebel tak tentu arahReplyDelete
Nice way of putting it: "Whether an old wine is put in a new bottle,or a new wine is put in a very old bottle,one must accept that under the present circumstances,those are probably the better ones."
I have my own reservations, and I expressed them at the meeting yesterday. There are names on the list that I think should not be there, but that's my opinion and I may be wrong. Give them enough rope - some will hang themselves and some will use it as a lifeline.
As for Zahid Hamidi, he was Najib's political secretary when the guy was Defense Minister, so he should know the ministry enough.
Sure, Zahid was Anwar Ibrahim's crony at one time but who wasn't back then? Half of Pak Lah's Cabinet were Anwar's men!
Apa ni, akhbar cakap 80% drp kabinet Datuk Najib tu semua muka lama???ReplyDelete
Mana boleh jadi ni
Tak percaya. Aku tak nak percaya akhbar penipu cam ni.
Datuk Najib pemimpin yg hebat takkan la dia nak ambik muka2 yg sama dan lama dijadikan menteri
SURATKHABAR MALAIYSIAN INSIDER PENIPU!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Rocky Bru for sharing a little bit of my view.Yes I go along with you that there are a few names who should not be in the list.Like it or not DSN & TSMY do not have much choice but I am quite confident that every ministerReplyDelete
will be appraised as and when. Those who do not perform have to be removed failing which BN will be short lived. I am sure DSN & TSMY are NOT looking forward for only ONE term in office.
There is NO time for any minister or any elected rep to even think of being TDM's men,Pak Lah's men,
TSMY's men or DSN's men from now on. If everybody puts the country at heart and forget about ANY personal interests,there is NO reason for BN and in particular UMNO to be rejected.EVERYBODY IS WATCHING LIKE A HAWK,LEADERS HAVE TO BELIEVE THIS.
B = Bahlol
B = Barua
B = Bodoh
B = Balaci
See, there are 4 B's...
my reading of the cabinet is fair ,in fact a better one than the previousReplyDelete
reasons being we have "new" minister looking into national issues
a. Mahyuddin is to help and settle issues on education
b.Hishamudin to look into isa etc
c.Nor Yaakop dissapear from MOF - a good sign too
d.a new ministry for performace -kpi
3. Rais - pls tell all MSM to be truly Malaysia first
I believe ppl will change and BN with this new cabinet will change for the better. I believe it will. Anything than the crap PR is trying to create for this country (chaos, racial intolerance, "kurang ajar' like most commentators here) this are all the new breed of low class created by the so called more democratic ppl of Pakatan Rakyat (not that there really is a 'Pakatan', PKR wants to lead with Anwar Becoming PM by hook or Crook, PAS wants to... hmm i'm not sure, DAP wants Malaysia to be another Singapore. Nope! no 'Pakatan' there) so the after more than 50 years of racial harmony and economical stability, i'd choose BN anytime. I believe they have learnt their lesson and will change for da better. Good Day (said with a heavy Aussie accent too!)ReplyDelete
Eh Rocky, congrats on being made Najib's spin doctor. Hope you will get a post in NST soon. You deserve it.ReplyDelete
I think this time PM Najib has put in a good team and the cabinet is strategically put in place to ensure stability and maximum support within BN to take this country through the economic storm and then further to ensure a win in the next General Election.ReplyDelete
The voting of the 4 byelections since March 2008 had shown good voting trend for UMNO and as the Bukit Gantang count has shown the Malays are starting to come back since Abdullah Badawi's retirement. This trend would continue in the next 4 years as long as Najib puts in the reform in UMNO that he has promised. UMNO's support coming into the next GE together with the solid support of BN component parties from Sabah and Sarawak now rewarded with many ministerial post will ensure a very high odd for a BN win in the next GE despite the negative propoganda as propogated by Anwar and the Opposition.
As for MCA,Gerakan and MIC who were given way to much ministerial posts if based on their parliamentary representation have to work, very, very hard for the Chinese and Indian votes who has deserted BN to repay the trust that PM Najib has given them.
With this new cabinet I am confident that PM Najib could lead BN and the country to better times as long as they stay calm, stay united and stay the course in the face of challenges posed by the loose coalition of DAP,PKR and PAS..
Honestly - I can't imagine Rocky even would want to have the job as NST Chief even if offered.ReplyDelete
I am pretty sure his blog gets more hits than the NST has readers.
So why join a paper which is losing readers and losing credibility....?
Rocky - maybe you can enlighten us on what your daily hits are?
I get on average more than 15k unique visitors a day, or around 30,000 page views. For this week, for example, my daily average is 19,218 unique visitors. Visitors are mostly from Malaysia, but I get visits from Down Under, Singpaore, Indonesia, the UK and a regular visit from Canada.
I'm not sure, but I think you can see these stats if you click on the sitemeter icon on the right hand column on my blog.
Newspapers go by circulation (the number of copies they sell) and readership (the number of copies sold multiply by 3, 4, or 5, according to certain criteria). NST does about 120k copies, and every copy means RM/$ for the newspaper company. It is not so in my case and in the case of most bloggers I know.
There are still some skeletons in the Cabinet....I hope they will be removed before the next elections. Otherwise we will remove the whole Cabinet.ReplyDelete
From today onwards...we must address our PM as "Datuk Seri Naif Ton Rasa"...as reported in Bernama.ReplyDelete
It seems it mean.."Adorable Sweet Nothing"
Ahh, Monsterballs. The Asshole from the allegiance of the Assman Cometh Juburi is back. Welcome let's see what crap u hv to say.ReplyDelete
You balik kampung lu man soi man soi man man soi kat sana.
Ini mesti Atuk lu makan sup TIKUS halia bila mak lu beranak lu!
Your brain, mouth and body smells like rats!
Aiyah brader Rocky, if you are offered a NST post you should take it. You're the best man for the job. You are the best spin doctor money can buy. A blog is just a blog, yeah. At the bottom of your heart aren't you aching to go mainstream, to be up there with the top dogs?ReplyDelete
Thanks for enlightening me Rocky...ReplyDelete
From what I can see NST readership seems to be getting lower year on year.
Looking at the ineffectiveness of the papers in convincing the electorate of the 'greatness' of the BN in every by-election since March 8th 2008 - surely even the powers that be realise that shackling them and being so biased is not having any effect.
Reading Zubaidah o-ed in the NST and Joceline Tan in the Star their columns seemed to have been written by someone in the najib camp in recent months.
Surely they themselves realise that they lose credibility as journalists by being so biased.
Or do they care at all?
NAJIB SAID ERA OF GOVT KNOWS BEST IS OVER,ReplyDelete
I BELIEVE IN HIM COZ HE GOT RID OF HAMID ALBAR AND AZLINA.
BEING HAMID PUTTING TERESA KOK UNDER I.S.A FOR HER SAFETY.
KAH KAH KAH !
What is this!!!ReplyDelete
I reported what BERNAMA printed..and I got fucked up.
Indirectly...they are fucking Bernama.....hahahahhahaha
Tunku Abdul Aziz:ReplyDelete
APRIL 10 — If you want my honest opinion, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s People’s Cabinet is totally uninspiring and insipid to boot. And that is being charitable. What a sad commentary on the paucity of proven talent and integrity within the ranks of Barisan Nasional that all Najib has succeeded in putting on offer is a team of recycled political expendables, many with personal records of integrity that will not bear close scrutiny.
MonsterBall......oops no balls....talk kok and nothing in the head ....no substance, just shit coming from your foul mouth ...I say REPENT !!!ReplyDelete
Baca analisa dalam Berita Harian oleh Hishamuddin Aun?. Analisa ke tulis suka-suka jer unuk bodek. Apa dia nak sampaikan tu, tak tak tahu hujung pangkal.ReplyDelete
Lu tarak suka sini punya cabinet, lu apasal lagi tunggu!
Balik ke pangkuan Cabinet Negara Asal kamu. Apasal? Takut mau atau malu mau balik sana kah!
Lu tempat sana mari punya itu kecik2 cabinet rosewood, sekadar laku jual kat Petaling Street.
Dipersilakan berangkat, jangan tunggu lama lama nanti kena cipap! Caou lor..