Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cabinet 2008 Hot Seats

Malaysiakini had published the Full list of 2008 cabinet (Malaysia)
For a free viewing of the cabinet list, you can go to The Malaysian Insider

In my opinion, these are the hot seats extracted from the full list. Hot in the sense saddled with job-related problems or personality issues. Barisan Nasional is forming the government with a simple majority.

PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT
Minister : Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz
(Yes, he is still here. Let's hope there are less screams of Racist! Racist! Racist! and Bodoh! Bodoh! Bodoh! in the parliament)

FINANCE MINISTRY
Minister : Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister II : Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
(Oh dear, he is still here too. I am extremely worried now)

WORKS MINISTRY
Minister : Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed
(Finally Samy is gone. My guess is there will be request to open up the accounts books. And we know BN is no longer 2/3 majority. Good luck Zin... hehehe)

INFORMATION MINISTRY
Minister : Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
(No more BN propaganda in MainStream Media, please. The people removed Abang Zam from the Ministry. So, please do your job well and do not make the public call you Minister of Mis-information)

HEALTH MINISTRY
Minister : Datuk Liow Tiong Lai
(Is Datuk Liow a doctor? I am not sure whether it is necessary for one to sit in here but I think some knowledge on clinical stuff may help. This department is normally besieged with big problematic issues. Good luck. Certainly not easy. Dr. Chua Soi Lek did it ok but I heard his job in this department was unfortunately limited by many red tapes)

WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY
Minister : Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen
(Lucky for the windfall. Luck in circumstances. I would prefer Shahrizat than this lady. Anyone still recall what she said about the intention of importing maids from China ? How about her remarks on the nude squat ladies? Not forgetting about Belly Dancing. Yeah, that is all I know. I'd be clear on this. I do not like Ng Yen Yen.)

FEDERAL TERRITORIES MINISTRY
Minister : Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique
(This is a case of one man, or rather two against 10 or so? As far as I can recall, only Putrajaya and Labuan were won by Barisan Nasional. Hahaha, good luck Zul. Tough days ahead. Real tough. Sleep well.)

Rafidah does not have any position. Samy will not be in the Parliament because he lost in Sungai Siput after these decades. Not a single person from Gerakan is appointed as Minister. I am writing the comments above based on personal opinion anyway. Can't wait for Parliament to start presiding.

Picture from http://mob1900.blogspot.com/ . Jed Yoong wrote about the "Prestation" of Muhd. Muhd. Taib, new Minister of Rural and Regional Development Minister.

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chin said...

"Experience" is sometimes over-hyped when it comes to fitting somebody for a post. President Kennedy tried to get McNamara to accept a post and he replied, "I've no experience in that". When offered another post, the reply was the same. Finally Kennedy pulled him aside and said, "Excuse me, but I have no experience as a President too!" Head-hunters know that experience is but only one of the attributes for success in a particular position. Often a person may be too constrained by his experience to think out of the box. A doctor need not run the health ministry. An experienced doctor normally brings his own psychological baggage to the job. It is important that the new person is earnest, willing to listen to all opposing views and is intuitive and brave enough to decide and implement policy for the common good. That Md Zaid guy in charge of law did the right thing by admitting government fault vis a vis the judiciary and proposing to apologize to the concerned parties. That is good. How else can you start anew if you don't sweep off the cobwebs gathered since 1988? Putting an experience former judge there would be the last thing we want... un