Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Najib's "minor" Cabinet reshuffle

Ong Tee Keat dropped, Chua Soi Lek's son a Deputy Minister. I've met YB Chua Tee Yong a couple of times, the first time when I was in Labis with the Mahkota Kembara in July 2008, and I think the PM's decision to make him the Deputy Agriculture Minister is about the most inspiring news about the reshuffle. 

That, and the decision to drop Johari Baharom as deputy minister.***
But a shake-up this is NOT. Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Nazri Aziz, for example, are still up there.
*** Oops, I got this so wrong. Johrari Baharom is ALSO still up there. - 10am, Wed 2 June

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

we cannot expect anything more from najib. he is a deadwood.

Anonymous said...

It is morally wrong for Chua Soi Lek to appoint his junior as deputy minister. I dont care how smart he appeared to be. He has to make his contribution to the party and society. He has to show he has the stuff and not being his father's son. This is so morally wrong.

This is similar to the MBPJ senior staffs buying the low cost apartments.

Anonymous said...

Johari still deputy miniter MoA. Two deputies at MoA.

eddy said...

So ok this is a reshuffle of Deputy Ministers, I am still waiting for reshuffle of Ministers.

Anonymous said...

aik
satu je melayu naik?
biar betul..

Anonymous said...

Dato Najib, you are the man. Brilliant move to drop Ong Tee Keat, one of very few Cina minister, who could stand in a Malay area, and win on merit. This partly due to his role in exposing the PKFZ scandal. It is equally brilliant of you, to appoint former WIJAYA Baru, ex chairman as a FULL minister. Ong T Keat was instrumental in exposing WIJAYA Baru's role in PKFZ. Dato Najib, as a child my teachers used to call me Otak Air, today I take this opportunity to call you OTAK UDANG. Its me Boss.

Anonymous said...

Perasaan tak yg Najib memang suka sama lelaki cina yg muda. Entah ngapa, kito pun, x tau. Asal jgn mcm saudara anuar bin ibrahim (BABI) sudaah. Chua Tee baru umor 33, selalu gagap di Parlimen, dia jadikan mentegi. Jho Low, belom 30, pulak dibegi kontrek RM500 juta kat Sg Besi. GENG BABI.

Anonymous said...

The good news is the berhingus boy KJ is not in, the bad news is the foot-in-the mouth Nazri and the 10-30 percenter Akop are still in.

2 DMs in MOA now - 3-4 the next time - 6 Chinese, involved, all for the Chinese who Najib is all out to please. It's not his father's money, anyway, can create as many DM posts as he wants. "Trust me", "Watch me", he says.

The more people criticise his pro-Chinese acts - liberalisation, liberalism, NEM and all - the more he does it. "Watch me", he says. He is a very daring Malay to be disregarding the Malay sentiment.

Bangkit Melayu, diTrengganu.

Anonymous said...

Father and child reunion.

Mahatikus loves to say why my sons cannot be somebody just becos I am somebody.I only give him STONE ma , what's the big deal ?

Afertall we are getting bankrupt , just do whatever lah as long you are happy.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Kenapa beri banyak jawatan menteri dan dan timbalan menteri kepada MCA? Bukan ke MCA kalah PRU12? Bukan ke MCA aysik cerita meritocracy? Kalah PRU12 dan dapat banyak jawatan kabinet tu meritocracy ke ?

Tak sedar-sedar lagi UMNO ... MCA ni cerita meritocracy bila menguntungkan mereka aje. Kalau tak mereka mau kongsi ... macam ni lah kalah PRU12 tapi mau kongsi jawatan kabinet.

Haiiii... lagi lama Najib memerintah lagi teruk le Melayu.

Nampaknya PRU13 ni tak tau nak undi siapa. UMNO dan PAS sama aje ... biar menang sorak walaupun kampong dan anak bangsa tergadai !!
PKR ??... lagi tak boleh pakai.

Ayuh PERKASA ... tubuh parti baru ... pasti banyak yang menyokong !! Tapi jgn berjuang nak jadikan Ibrahim Ali jadi PM ... berjuang mempertahan hak-hak & mempertabatkan orang Melayu tanpa menganiaya bangsa lain.
Yang pasti saya akan menyokong.

Hidup PERKASA

donplaypuks® said...

So, with the ouster of Ong Tee Kiat and the elevation of Chua Tee Yong, the $12 billion PKFZ scandal/fraud cover up is complete?

Not a peep from Rosemajib's Special Task Force?

dpp
we are all of 1 race, the Human Race

Anonymous said...

Chor, bekan pengerusi Wijaya Baru dijadikan menteri penuh. Tiong, PEMILIK wijaya Baru pulak kekal sebgi pengurusi BBC. Wijaya Baru merupakan syarikat bersangkut paut dalam skandal PKFZ. Saya dah hilang keyakinaan dgn Najib. Jelas Najib dah terbuntu. Diharapkan Najib kosongkan kerusi Perdana Menteri, agar Tan Sri Muhyidin boleh mengambil alih dgn segera. Saya penyokong UMNO yang cukup jemu dgn kelayuan Najib. Hidup Tan Sri Muhyidin.

Anonymous said...

Kalu org kito buat sala, habe lah, kena gtg kerjo mcm Zubir Sime Darby, kena maki mcm Azeez dua E, kononnya bapaak kutu rempit, ataupun Shukri Sime Darby, raja disko Bangsar. Kalu org cina buaat sala, dapt ganjaran pulak. Chor dijadi jadijbn mentegi perumahan. Depa ni tolooong Tiong Wijaya Baru songklap berbilion bilion ringgit kat Pelabuhan Kelang. Wah, Najib, pandai betui hang ni, Melayu dihukum, Cina dibegi anugerah. Masa pilihanraya pulak hrpkan org kito naikkan BN. Pi lah, dah jeeemuu dgn hang. Kuraang assaaap.

Anonymous said...

Tee Yong's appointment can be seen as following the decision of appointing one of the most uninspiring individuals to the Deputy Minister in MITI on account of his surname.

Anonymous said...

Pkfz ? Sapa nak follow up nanti ?

Anonymous said...

lol...lol..


Kery takda?

I think he might take being an Army as a full time job... coz he's still unemployed...lol..lol..lol...

If Kery got appointed, I think it would be hitting the headlines all over..

BTW, the list of ministers that should be kicked out which has been circulating around blogs suck big time.

Anonymous said...

Pasiapa PM kita ni macam takdak teloq aje?


OK lah itu KJ anak sundal tak jadi Menteri tapi apa pasai itu mamak Nor Mohd Yakob masih kekal sebagai Menteri? Maksudnya kes rasuah RM2.0 Juta tak kena lah kat Nor Mohd? Yang kena Hasbi Sattar aje? Apa PM ingat orang UMNO semua bodoh ke? Majoriti UMNO sudah fed up dgn Nor Mohd Yakob. Pasiapa PM saja bengong pasai hal ini?


Pasiapa Nazri kepala bodoh masih kekal? Najib tak tahu ke Zahid Hamidi jadi financier kpd Parti Keadilan Rakyat? Pasiapa dia nak kekal Zahid Hamidi yg confirm korup. Kedua kepala bodoh tu mesti di gugur. Kalau boleh masuk lokap sekali.


Pasiapa anak Chua Porn Star jadi Timb Menteri pula? Habis esok Vell Paari mabuk todi pun boleh jadi Timb Menteri ke?


Johari Baharom korup pun tak kena singkir? Macam ini punya binatang korup pun kekal, habis UMNO nak menang balik Kedah ke?


Tak mahu keluar undi lagi. Saya fed up.

Arunzab said...

No moral no diginity that is what is MIC's Palanivail. So hard up to be minister .Deputy, deputy pun tidak apa, asal dapat jadi minister Sheeesh!!!!

al-Deen-amin said...

What a pity. OTK was the most voiceful to go after PKFZ culprits and get justice done for the rakyat.

Najib has dismissed a capable minister. More of his stupid blunders. Go on making and the rope will get tighter around his neck by PRU13. The rakyat suffers in elegant dismay.

Is CSL building a dynasty? Paranoia is catching up with him. MCA is as good as done.

Anonymous said...

Locky,
what Kok are you toking now?

This Chua Junior is not even an MP or anything close - why is he made a deputy minister & why is this so insipring?

SO the PKFZ trouble maker is now gone - so the whole case can be buried. So is this why you are giving this re-shuffle a big thumbs up??

En. Kok Tok

Anonymous said...

Letak BEROK or SAPE-SAPE pon RAKYAT ta' ambil TAU,,,,!!!!!!

Prior to the 90s,,,90% rakyat MALAYSIA excited setiap PERLANTIKAN apa lagi MELAYU,,especially from SOUTHERN REGION,,kalu BOLE SEMUA from JOHOR.tapi now WHO CARE,,!!!!

DO MAKE a survey,,,berapa ramai rakyat yang kenal or tau NAMA Mamat-Mamat MENTERI/TIMBALAN or SETIAUSHA PARLIMEN,,,?????

KALU PM or EX PM Dungus,,,,apa lagi MENTERI-MENTERI yang ada,,!!!!

LEBIH kenal nama BEROK dari nama MEREKA,,!


-LAGIBODO-

Anonymous said...

Donald Lim - Pukul pompuan simpanan dari China sampei masok hospital di PJ. Chua - anak laki laki Chua Soi Lek, presiden MCA. Chor - menteri perumahan baru, yang juga bekas pengurusi Wijaya Baru dan PKA. Bertanggungjawab dlm skandal PKFZ. Khor -Menteri Pengankutan baru. Bukak aje surat khabar, depa ni machai besau Vincent Tan. Ada mata lihat. Ada teling dengau. Ada lidah, rasa. Ada otak, pikir. Its me Boss

Anonymous said...

Chua Tee Yong -KJ cina. Bapak main sundal, anak jadi YB. Bapak jadi presiden parti, anak jaga RM2 billion, harta LANUN parti. Bapak x jadi mentehgi, anak jadi timbalan pulak. Kekekk hehehe wawawaw.

Anonymous said...

Dato Kong is a known associate of Tan Sri Vincent Tan. Now that he has the Transport ministry portfolio, I wonder if citizen nadez and his tonto terence fernandez will be hard on the ministry. Looks like Vincent Tan's position in Najib admin is very strong. He even got a muslim nation like Msia to legalise sports gambling. Tun M i, respect you, but please ask yourself if non muslims are demanding that sports gambling be legalised?. The second most powerful man is Tiong of Wijaya Baru. Malaysia is being run by chinese now in Malay name. Thats the sad freaking truth. Zhu Raei Meh.

- Zam - said...

KJ is not listed...what a relief...heheh..will the reshuffle makes improvement for us? just wait & see...

Anonymous said...

Ong tee keat, padan muka hang. Nak bongkar kes rasuah iye. Dulupun hang dedah amalan rasuah Kerismudin masd depa jadi menteri guru. Kat menteri pengankutan pun. Ong, hang bikin hal. Tak pahan ke, demo ni kalu dah jadi menteri jgn pandai nak bongkar tahi org, cuma belajar BASMIKAN rakyat aje. Paham tak Ong Tee Keat? Kalu, hang tak paham lagi, kelak mungkin masok penjara. Syabas, orang KAYA Pahang, Dato Seri Mohd Najib, apa lagi rancangan terperinci anda agar BN tewas dalam pilihanraya akan datang? Yang Benar K J, menteri JAM BAN

Wake UP! said...

At least KJ is not appointed.

Apostate and tithe.

Pshaik said...

Hi......

Kam said...

KJ shlda been promoted to the cabinet. Youth dato RB must be represented by da Youth not bloody dinosaurs man. Where the youngbloods? At least that stupid party MCA got chua soi lek jnr.

Mustapha Ong said...

Salam Rocky's bru,

There is no excitement with the long awaited "minor" cabinet reshuffle and neither will it command favourable public opinion.The changes only reflected a sense of "political accommodation" in order to appease MCA,MIC,PPP and to a lesser extend UMNO itself.

One wonders whether prime minister Najib is serious in addressing the critical demand from the public,that after more than one year in office, Najib should be bold enough to revamp his entire cabinet members and not just a token shake up.The majority will not accept certain recycled personality for various obvious reasons from the public perspective.

Having said that, the only exception is the promotion of Chor Chee Heung to the post of Housing and Local Government Minister. Kong's new portfolio as Transport Minister is a poor choice based on his previous appointment in the Housing and Local Government portfolio.Kong is one of the many ministers who are under performed and with his low rating KPI, there is no reason to reappoint him based on his political office as Sec-Gen of MCA.

In the new MCA line up, the others worth mentioning is Gan Ping Sieu and Chua junior Tee Yong which came in as a surprising choice that smells of nepotism.Why should CSL recommends his own son for a cabinet position when there are so many other capable candidates? As for Donald Lim, his appointment will certainly not go well with the majority of MCA and the Chinese community.He did not command favourably in his last appointment as the deputy Tourism Minister.A recycled material and not based on merits but only because of his position as the new MCA vice-president.I believe Ong Tee Kiat is not concerned about the new MCA line up which is the prerogative of the prime minister. Public opinion reveals that Ong is still a very popular, harworking and acceptable grass root politician.Ong should be rewarded considered for another government position outside the cabinet.

The appointment of Palanivel as the deputy minister is another recycled material without much creditability in the eyes of the majority MIC members and the Indian community.Why should Najib accommodate the demand of Samy Vellu, as there was a back door agreement during the Hulu Selangor by-election to appoint Palanivel as a senator and subsequently a position in the administration?We are not denying that MIC need to be accommodated but certainly there are other better choices of candidate based on merits.

As for the PPP appointment, one wonders whether Najib is trying to neutralize the position of PPP in the government.PPP wants the hardworking Murugiah out as deputy minister as he had been axed from the PPP leadership.I doubt this will help PPP to restore public confidence in the ailing party.

I share the opinion of many of our critics that the minor cabinet reshuffle is rather disappointing and will not go well with the public's perception.Not only some notable ministers and deputy ministers should have been phased out based on public criticism and their lowly rated KPIs and performance.Are we looking for another major cabinet reshuffle after this November, when the final assessment of all the minister's KPIs will be known? Only prime minister has the answer that will definitely reflect his desire for a more dynamic cabinet to shoulder heavier responsibility in the new political and economic agenda in order to redeem public confidence in Barisan Nasional leadership.

atanjamilselamat said...

Anoy. 7.54pm, 9.07pm

Malaysian have the passion of calling our PMs one after another with names. No PMs or Ministers are perfect except the Prophet p.b.u.h. Frankly We are not that bad in Malaysia compared to most countries but of course we are not that good as well. We have to make do with what we have and hope that the next day will much better that today. But are our contributions to the nation are most important. what have we done for her so far?

Anonymous said...

Dato

The most important thing these new line up of cabinet must perform in favour of rakyat Malaysia.


.....wawa

Pasquale said...

Rocky,

When I stayed at Nagaworld Hotel in Phnom Penh last week I visited the Casino downstairs. Beautiful place all lit up with slot machines and roulette tables, for the first time I feel like a complete Minangkabau being able to go in and out of a casino without being stopped.
I struck three times "minor" jackpots each worth 179.00 USD. There were these grand jackpot (12,000 USD), major jackpot (2,000 USD), minor jackpot(179 USD) and mini jackpot (31 USD).

The point is grand, major, minor Cabinet reshuffled is still a good reshuffle, at least it was not a mini reshuffle! So get a grip on life Mo, stop griping!

Anonymous said...

Chua, chor and kong's appointments, will haunt BN at next GE. Chua is sön of MCA president, and his performance in parliment is non exeistent. Chor got PKFZ scandal, and Kong has heavy triad links. Najib is causing people shun away from BN. He wants to raise prices, or claims that Msia will go bankrupct in 2019. Not long ago, BN promised us we will be a developed country in 2020, now they said we could be a half past six country like Zimbabwe . Senator Even Zimbabwe Ahead of Malaysia (E Z A M)

Anonymous said...

Johari koa buat aduan pasai Musa Hassan iye, yg depa tu bawah telapak kaki kongsi gelap cina. Wooi, KPN kito begheseei, bekilau kilau. Soleh lagi.

Anonymous said...

Muka lama aje smua. Yg baru pulak, anak presiden parti. Bil senator dalam kabinet kian naik. Jelas, org muda dah x nak dgn BN. Yg adapun masok askar wataniah, takot dgn blogger Umno.

Anonymous said...

Palinivel yg ditolak masyarakat ulu sgor pun, sempat jadi timbalan menteri. Ulu Sgor tolak Palini sebab depa malas macam lembu. Tapi tetap jadi pilihan Najib. Ini kot, rakyat didahulukan. Pencapaian diutamakan. Pi laa, Najib. Koa ni pilih anak Chua Soi Lek jadi timbalan menteri? Apo sumbangannya pada negara? Langsong x ade, cuma jadi anak bapak aje, dan selalu langgan dgn BAPAK AYAM.

Anonymous said...

Tengku Abdul Rahman - GEMBIRA. Tun Razak - TEKUN. Tun Hussein Onn -BERSIH. Tun Mahatir - RAJIN. Tun Abd Badawi - PENYAMUN. Datuk Mohd Najib -LEKA & SUKA SAMA CINA.

jebat said...

Dear Rocky,

To me it is mean nothing,
No effect at all.

However, we will see ...

Anonymous said...

Dato',

A Cabinet reshuffle? Is that what it really is? Most of us expected more than this! What a letdown. Perhaps the PM should consider other Cabinet Ministers who had "overstayed" as well.

Anonymous said...

The door is now open and it is now very clear what needs to be done . MCA president grooming his son to be the next President of the Monkey Chua Associates (mca).

Anonymous said...

>>>Dear Rocky,

To me it is mean nothing,
No effect at all.
<<<<<


whatddaya mean no effect... all the LANUN got appointed.

PKFZ - misti tengelam punya.

Tok Selam

skilgannon1066 said...

Hidup PERKASA 10:29 PM

Just what is your problem with regard to Malaysian Malays and meritocracy?

Are the two not synonymous?

Or is it your take that meritocracy need not apply to Malaysian Malays?

I think people like Nazir Razak would disagree vehemently with your views.

Wrt to the Cabinet reshuffle, let's see how the new boys perform. Anyone wanna correlate the size of the Malaysian Cabinet to the country's GDP and cross-reference to other countries with similar GDPs? Let's not even talk about per capita GDPs!

Anonymous said...

tiada kj tak payah harap undi dari golongan belia. biar umno bersama pak tua di saluran 1&2

Old Fart said...

Inspiring!! Is that supposed to be cynical, sarcasm, bodek or truly meant it from the bottom of your heart?

Rocky's Bru said...

Old Fart,

Yes, in view of the fact that Jo is still there as deputy minister (it was wishful thinking on my part earlier), Tee Yong's inclusion is about the most most inspiring news.

The young man's hardworking and his grounding at PWC should serve him well as a deputy minister.

Anonymous said...

Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz has advised the Barisan Nasional leadership against repeating past mistakes by listening to the voters and not party members when selecting candidates for the next general elections.

Rafidah, kalu listen to voters, YOU will be in JAIL right nowlah. Bodo siul.

Anonymous said...

Lanun ke beruk ke dapat jadi menteri semua ok. Janji KJ takde dalam list.
Any decision that excludes KJ is a good decision.

... jagan mareh..

Wak

Anonymous said...

skilgannon1066

Of course meritocracy applies to ORDINARY Malaysian Malay. For NOT so ordinary Malays technical 'know who' applies. Do you think ORDINARY Malays can go to university or get a good job if they are not qualified?

What I was saying on my earlier posting was meritocracy is a tool for MCA and Malaysian Chinese to get what they want. In the area of business and education where they have advantages they harped about meritocracy. However when it come to politic they wanted cabinet positions - based on race composition sharing basis - regardless of the outcome of last election.

People like Nazir Razak who was born on a silver platter don't know that there is no such thing as TRUE meritocracy. Tell me how to compete on merit when the economy is already controlled by the Chinese and there are to set of prices - one for the Chinese and one for the Non Chinese. If you don't believe you asked your Malay contractor friend to buy building materials from hardware shop and compare with the price that Chinese contractor get. Same thing with prices at wet market - that's why Malay foods are more expensive compared to the Chinese.

I'm not being racist here ... just want to state the fact of Malaysian life. Najib like his brother who was born on silver platter wouldn't know this.

HIDUP PERKASA

Atas pagark

Anonymous said...

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today defended his son�s appointment as deputy minister in yesterday�s Cabinet reshuffle and denied there was any form of nepotism involved or a pre-arranged agreement with the prime minister.

U ingat kito bodoh kah CINA?

Anonymous said...

Is this BN govt All about Fathers and Sons ??

Ziggy

Anonymous said...

"the young man's hardworking"??!

oy, berapa ramai lg org yg hardworking, dedicated n honest. knape perlu anak presiden mca????

jgn bodek kuat sgt rocky, malu la.



shah rukh khan

Anonymous said...

>>Tee Yong's inclusion is about the most most inspiring news.

The young man's hardworking and his grounding at PWC should serve him well as a deputy minister.

12:57 PM<<

ohh pembodek -nampak nya

maybe he should be the PM & UMNO charman as well

KOK TOK

Alif said...

KJ should be in, contrary to some of the comments above. It will be better to appoint him than keep the likes of Noh Omar and non-performing Rais. the ones that dont want are Tun Mahathir's supporters only.

Anonymous said...

skilgannon1066

Who is Nazir Razak? Is he a real Malay? Has he got the kind of Malay spirit and roots that Tun Razak had? Ditto Najib Razak.

What meritocracy are you talking about? When the British preferred the Chinese, gave them mining licenses, mining land leases, gaming licenses, trading licenses of all sorts, never bothered about the Malays, never encouraged them to do business, you call that meritocracy?

Hey, we want kesama-rataan, too, you know - in wealth and educational advancement. In fact much more because we are 60% of the population. Forget about Nazir and Najib. The Malays will get them out if they continue to disregard the plight of the Malays.

Lim said...

KJ deserves a shot, or Najib just scared of Mahathir? Whatever it is KJ is hell lot better than Rosnah and Shahrizat. Wast time only.

Ralfie said...

oh come on! no KJ? Despite what everybody says about him, I think he'll make a better minister of education. Way way better than Muhyiddin. Why wouldn't anybody give him a chance to show what he can do? He is after all highly educated too? If CSL's son has been given a chance to be in the cabinet, why not KJ?

Why is Nazri dummkopf still there? Mohamed Nor Yakob? Zahid Hamidi? Why retain and add more idiots?

Anonymous said...

Ikut suka dia nak lantik sapa pun. Apa korang peduli. Dalam tak suka pun, sokong jugak. Masalahnya kat Malaysia ni, apa yang kerajaan kata semua okey jer, tak ada pro dan kontra, Kerajaan BN ni nabi ker? Bila pembangkang melalak, kata pembangkang ni tak puas hati dan macam-macam lagi. Cukup-cukulah berpolitik, tunggu ler PRU akan datang. Sekarang ni time buat kerja, yang aku hairan kenapalah kuat sangat melompat. Bila tak ada jawatan melompat sebelah sini, kalau yang ada kes lompat sebelah sana. Politik malaysia ni dah jadi politik kelas sekolah rendah.

Mustapha Ong said...

Salam Rocky's Bru,

Congratulations on the success of the recently held BUM 2010 on 22th May, 2010.Unfortunately,I was unable to attend the gathering as I had to rush back to JB during the short working visit of PM Najib.However,I have received favourable feedback from our common blogger friend Choon Mei.Choon Mei is quite passionate in her criticism on certain issues, though at times she may have presented biased views against our BN leaders and government.

Coming back to your story following the minor cabinet reshuffle, I wonder why you had assumed that Johari Baharum was taken out of the cabinet of deputy ministers!So you had to delete the statement and thanks for your clarification.The morale of the story is that in your capacity as being close to the corridor of power, you should have check and recheck your source of information on the status of certain UMNO personalities before you comment on their status.Johari is one of the sensitive and controversial character associated with Tun Mahathir and had pitted against Pak Lah's past administration.

The minor cabinet reshuffle, though did not offer any excitement and against the majority of the public's perception and aspirations,it is still gathering storm on both side of the political divide.We have not heard any criticism from the opposition, especially from Anwar, LKS and Tok Guru.

However, both Najib and Chua Soi Lek have issued their statement and justification to appoint Chua junior as a deputy minister.While we respect the PM's prerogative to appoint any candidate to the cabinet,CSL's clarification that there was no question of nepotism in recommending his own son for the appointment is difficult to comprehend.

If that argument is valid, Tun Mahathir and Tun Abdullah should have appointed their own sons or sons-in-law to any government position.I recalled that MCA had made an issue when Pak Lah had contemplated to appoint KJ to a cabinet position, just before his decision to resign from his coveted position as the 5th prime minister.

Having said that, I still cannot agree that Tee Yong's appointment is without controversy that will continue to invite public criticism.However, I agreed that MCA is short of elected MPs but the appointment of senators to the administration is not too democratic.

I have said in my other posting comments, there is an urgent need for PM to revamp the entire cabinet and weed out the tainted ministers and deputy ministers come November, based on the results of the minister's KPIs based on public opinion.It is hope that the next cabinet line-up will help PM to consolidate his power and prepare for the 13th PRU.I hope by then,Khairy will be given the chance to serve Najib's administration as the majority of us feel that KJ has been ignored for too long.He has paid his political liability for being the son-in-law of former PM Tun Abdullah and being surrounded by many cronies.

On the same tone, since Muhkriz is in the cabinet,it is only fair that Tun Mahathir should stop criticing KJ and respect Najib's prerogative to include KJ in his administration.

Anonymous said...

IMMEDIATE reading by public, when chua put his son, is that, his son is ONLY a seat warmer. His son will also be a remote controller for his father. His son will be a puppet. all these are very poor signs of showing utmost disrespect to general malaysian public.

Yes, it means,that malaysia and MCA are so desperate takde pilihan lain, running out of good people, and MCA as a whole is simply a joke.

Indonesia dulu choose gus dur, macam takde orang lain. whole world pelik. Out of 200M people, is that the best they can find? whole indon looks cacat and stupid.

best part is, this latest scenario, with chua able to remote his puppet son, shows that najib is totally insensitive to malaysian public's integrity and good values. It is not wrong also to read into his action, that he doesnt care what public thinks.

sad.

iam 110% pro BN, and pro UMNO. langkah mayat dulu sebelum memangkah DAP or PKR, or PAS while N.Ajis fake guy still there. However, these latest najib's move, in a series of recent moves, are sure signs that he is regressing. go backward. down south.

-this guy tak dapat petunjuk lah-

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:09 AM

Support your views. I think Najib is being too much, leaning on the Chinese and pandering to their wishes.

UMNO members should come out telling him how they feel.

JariAntu said...

Idea Najib ? Rosmah ? Jas Kulious eh...

Anonymous said...

i guess najib thinks chinese matters more than anyone else because they have the money, means and resources. they are the movers and shakers.

to najib, where kpi is the only factor that matters; where economic indicators can and will change everything and anything; these are very very important element.

memang pilihan, pemahaman, dan assessment yang sangat pandai.

tapi tidak semestinya bijak.

clever is one thing, but wise is another.

information is one thing, knowledge is another.

knowledgeable is one thing, wisedom is another.

interesting to see whether he can wake up on time before its too late.

to be in number one seat, carilah petunjuk Nya. kpi saja tak cukup...

-analysis paralysis-

Johorean Chinese said...

We'll support BN if u get a modern and centrist leader like Khairy. Non Malays appreciate leaders in BN with brains or dare stand up to the status quo.

skilgannon1066 said...

Anon 9:16 PM

So, Nazir Razak is not a "real Malay"?

Or, maybe, Azman Mokhtar, "a former British Chevening scholar and ex-head of research at the Malaysian operations of UBS and Salomon Smith Barney", is not a "real Malay"?

Pray tell, then, who or what is a "real Malay"?

Which reminds me of a certain Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas who studied in the then University of Singapore's Law Faculty (at the old Bukit Timah campus) back in the late 60s and graduated with a Law degree. Megat Najmuddin got in on the basis of merit and graduated on the basis of merit. No special treatment, no skewing of exam results, equal competition with the Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese and Indians. And he was not the only Malaysian Malay who studied in, and graduated from, that Law Faculty in the 60s.

Is Megat Najmuddin a "real Malay"?

skilgannon1066 said...

Hidup Perkasa 2:53 PM

Recommended reading for you, Ibrahim Ali, Warrior xxx, anti whatever, Perwira etc - Sidek Saniff's forthcoming book "Paradigma Melayu Singapura" ("The Singapore Malay Paradigm").

In case you are blissfully ignorant, Sidek Saniff was a former Singapore Member of Parliament from the PAP.

Some views expressed by Sidek when interviewed by Zakir Hussain, political correspondent of the Singapore Straits Times ("Taking the tough road pays off" - ST, June 4, 2010):

"I did not want our kids to go to university and be doctors and lawyers, but be stigmatised because they were Malay and got in through the back door. Worse, we would have condoned second-rate doctors or lawyers."

On merit and the Malay community: "Meritocracy has hastened the sense of confidence and equal treatment of Singaporean Malays, who feel they are not being stigmatised and can compete on a level playing field.

"So much so that some of my friends in Malaysia say Singaporean Malays are different - they do not need a crutch on which to compete.

"A Malaysian university professor also made this point, and I am very grateful for this development. The present generation must continue to take it further."

On the views in some quarters that genetics account for Malays doing less well: "I remember a politician saying that talking about genetics is like talking as if humans are horses. You find the best stallions to breed your mares with.

"But we are human beings. We develop and are influenced by situations and conditions around us.

"At the end of the day, we are a small country, or a large kampung or city state. The Goevernment gives equal facilities to schools all over the island.

"That is why people from humble backgrounds continue to excel and do well."

To quote further from the interview:

'Uppermost in his mind...was the conviction that fair competition on the basis of merit was the only way for a place or post to be filled by the best candidate - Malay or otherwise.

'Anything else would be short-changing not just society, but also the community.

'It would also chip away the community's dignity and sense of self-worth, he says, and do more harm than good.'

'Mr Sidek....maintains that meritocracy is very much in line with Malay culture.

'Muslim teachings call for the best-qualified persons to lead the community, he says, adding that the same applies to any job.

'"And meritocracy is a safeguard against corruption," he quips, smiling. He does not refer to any countries in the region, but the inference is clear.'

Perhaps Pak Rocky should consider interviewing Sidek Saniff and publishing his views in the Malay Mail?

Anonymous said...

Skilganon whatever number to your name - I'll see your worth only based on the strength of your argument,

That number is not high considering that you can't even get the nuance of people's statement about Nazir Razak.

What are you trying to imply by quoting Megat Najmuddin's case, old boy? What "special treatment", what "skewing of exam results" are you talking about? You and the likes of you are in the habit of making statements, snide remarks and innuendos without supporting facts, details and proofs aren't you? You comment here and there, this blog is full of your so-says and they are misleading to say the least, even dangerous when containing unfair, unjustified remarks.

You sound Singaporean, quoting a Singapore Malay MP. Sad, man. Any Singapore MP is PAP except 1-2 i.e those not sued to bankruptcy for saying something against the Establishment. You think the Malay MP would dare say otherwise? You think he would have a got a ticket to Parliament if he says anything not in line with what the Little Emperor in the Little Middle Kingdom aka Red Dot wants?

I also personally know dozens of Malays who ran away from Singapore - University graduates, who can't stand having Big Brother on the wall, watching and listening everything you say, sent to the deep freezer of the department if you don't tow PAP line fully, leak out things like the attempt to change history in that city state.

A recent legislation on illegal assembly gave the Police the right to accost 2 persons walking innocently in the park, according to Tun Dr Mahathir. Of course, you and the likes of you would pooh-pooh TDM - because he pooh-poohed the Little Emperor who was kicked out together with the island state from Malaysia in 1965.

Don't give me the meritocracy shit and confident Malays in Singapore. Don't quote me the Malay MP who has been brain-washed by PAP cadres right from day one of his entry into politics in Singapore. A sad specimen of a Malay you produce having squeezed his balls and the daylight out of the poor soul. There is no telling that parts of his book are also written by the PAP propaganda boys.

We cursed TA Rahman, and continue to do so, for giving away Singapore to the likes of you who then brought in other Chinese that the minority Malays were completely overwhelmed and cowed down in the process. We won't allow you to intimidate Malays in Malaysia and in this blog, and here I am standing up to your nonsense.

skilgannon1066 said...

Anon 11:49 PM

Ok, let's get down to specifics.

- what, exactly, is the "nuance" you are referring to wrt Nazir Razak?

- I brought up the example of Megat Najmuddin as a Malaysian Malay who qualified on merit to study at the Law Faculty of the then University of Singapore back in 1966-70. Bear in mind that "SU", as it was known then, had no special quotas or minority entitlements for admission to it's professional courses (Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Accountancy).

- Megat Najmuddin was not the only Malaysian Malay who graduated from SU's Law Faculty. There were others like Mohd Abu Bakar Rautin, Mohd Adzahan and "Sam" Nordin, all of whom qualified for entry on merit and who graduated on merit. All of them returned to Malaysia after graduation and, I think, all of them did well or are doing well. Being subject to a rigourous meritocracy regime didn't do them any harm, did it?

- That's not to mention several other Malaysian Malays who came to study in SU's other faculties, such as Arts and Business Administration? Were they admitted as a result of quotas or special preferences? No way!

- if you can mention that many Singaporean Malays "ran away" from Singapore, then I can also mention that there are hundreds of Malaysian Malays who cari makan in Singapore as, let's see now, security guards, cleaners, gardeners, unskilled workers, container truck drivers, auxiliary police, bus drivers, taxi drivers etc. Nothing wrong with the fact that they are making a honest living in Singapore when they could well be working back in Malaysia now, is there? Let's not even get into the fact that there are many Malaysian Malay professionals (bankers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, teachers and IT staff) who are working in Singapore and who have, in some cases, become Singapore PRs. In doing so, are they subjecting themselves to "meritocracy" and all that implies?

- with regard to Sidek Saniff, the man can hold his own in any debate about Malays in Singapore and meritocracy. Ask yourself why SMNO (the Singapore Malays National Organisation) has failed so dismally to get a foothold amongst Singaporean Malays?

- I see plenty of confident Malays in Singapore now. Lawyers in private practice, specialists at the top private hospitals, bankers at major foreign banks (including the very chi-chi private banking business) and teachers and principals at Singapore schools. Not to mention those studying in the republic's junior colleges and polytechnics or in the 3 public universities. Every single one of whom qualified on merit, went through the same round of examinations, and who, in the case of Singaporean Malay males, went through National Service. That sounds like an awfully big sample to be brainwashed, eh?

- oh, btw, it seems that the Little Emperor did just fine after being ejected from Malaysia. Unless you believe that economic rankings and measures of competitiveness are figments of imagination, as are triple AAA ratings dreamt up by the rating agencies. And, of course, TDM wouldn't want to explain just why the Malaysian dollar is worth only 40-something Singapore cents, would he? But that matters a great deal to the Malaysian Malays (and other Malaysians) who work in Singapore.

Spare me the histrionics of what the late Tunku did or didn't do. All I can see is that 50+ years after Merdeka, Malaysia is still trying to make it to "developed country" status - something that may never happen if Perkasa and it's fellow travellers have their way.

And as I posted in another thread, that's no biggie, because there are plenty of other places where one can invest, have a decent lifestyle and make money in good conscience without having to contend with policy "flip flops".

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous Johorean Chinese 11:29 AM:

i think you are singaporean chinese!

i can understand that indeed!

i would too if i were in your shoes!

hahahahaha lol

-lol-

skilgannon1066 said...

"PM: There's a race to stay ahead and we must not lag behind" (The Star, June 8.

As per the report, the PM said: "There is a new economic order and the nations that will succeed will be those that plan ahead, seek new sectors, with the will to innovate and invest in human capital" (at the 15th Asia Oil and Gas Conference in KL).


Now, which part of that does Perkasa not understand?

"Plan ahead"? Code words for no more flip-flops?

"Invest in human capital"? Code words for meritocracy and a non-ethnic-based approach to human capital development?

Ibrahim Ali - are you taking notes?