Should Salleh Said Keruak have the PM’s ear, then he must …
… advise Najib Razak to disarm, in one bold stroke, those of his ministers concealing a poisoned dagger in their hand. Purge the disloyal elements in Cabinet – there’s no other option.
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. If Najib Razak survives the present bid to oust him, he will emerge stronger and be the war general that the BN needs to fight the next general election.
Jadi ada juga hikmah di sebalik dugaan. Kenal dah siapa kawan dan siapa lawan.
Team players, trust and the Boss’ back
Sabah Speaker Salleh Said Keruak shared the timely reminder that the Cabinet “works on the basis of collective responsibility”.
“If Cabinet Ministers have anything to say then it should be done during the Cabinet meetings. We must remember that it is the Prime Minister who appoints them as Ministers so if they feel they no longer have confidence in the Prime Minister or disagree with certain Cabinet decisions then they should resign instead of trying to derail what the Prime Minister is doing.”
Wee disclaiming any responsibility
MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong, who is a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, apparently does not subscribe to the notion of Cabinet collective responsibility.
Whiny Wee tweeted that he has no knowledge of the purchase by Tabung Haji of the 1MDB land in TRX. Wee said that he too had “obtained information relevant to this issue from the media”.
However, don’t expect him to do the honorable thing and resign his Cabinet chair as suggested by Salleh – even if he and MCA have lost confidence in Najib. If looks like Wee’s preferred path could be to try and “derail” the beleaguered PM instead. Wee’s stance on 1MDB certainly amounts to it.
Wee could not even adhere to principle and abide by the MCA’s own resolution, taken in two separate EGMs during Chua Soi Lek’s tenure, that party leaders reject Cabinet and exco appointments following the abysmal performance of the MCA in the last general election.
Hullo! Is MCA opposition, ah?
Wee Ka Siong is not a blogger or a Facebooker for whom it’s alright to be critical of the government since we have nothing to do with the administration. This is however not the case with a federal minister, especially one who is parked in the PM’s Dept itself like Wee is.
The MCA man should be defending his Boss and doing his best to inform the public. His job is not to shrug and say, “Don’t look at me. I dunno nuttin ’bout it. I just read the papers like you all.”
As I’ve said in past postings, BN supporters suspect that in the event of a hung Parliament, MCA will be first to jump ship and swim over to the other side. MCA leaders nowadays are sure beginning to sound more DAP than the DAP.
In any case, the PM’s Dept is already a bloated XXL. Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department are Jamil Khir Baharom, Shahidan Kassim, Joseph Kurup, Joseph Entulu, Paul Low, Nancy Shukri, Abdul Wahid Omar and Mah Siew Keong. There’s also the Pemandu chief Idris Jala. And Wee Ka Siong makes ten.
Oh, just get rid of Wee. MCA should never even have been brought back into Cabinet.
Pro-establishment Malay voters will definitely despatch the MCA to oblivion in GE14. Najib is currently earning nobody’s goodwill by propping up the MCA as the BN’s multiracial mannequin. The ‘rioters’ are breaking the window already.