BN people have willingly walked away from their posts
Umno’s Zaid Ibrahim quit as Senator and Minister.
MCA’s Chew Mei Fun quit as Senator and Deputy Minister.
Hindraf’s P. Waytha Moorthy quit as Senator and Deputy Minister.
Never heard of a DAP fella doing the same though.
DAP wanted post of extra Deputy Speaker
On the contrary, DAP is so greedy that they fought PAS to try and get the Selangor Deputy Speaker post following the reshuffle upon Khalid Ibrahim’s ouster. DAP wanted the Deputy post even though their party (wo)man Hannah Yeoh was already hogging the Speaker post.
And when the Selangor legislative assembly voted to elect PAS to the Deputy Speaker post, the dissatisfied DAP pressed Azmin Ali to create a new !! post Deputy Speaker (II) which is utterly redundant since there’s no way that Madame would want to share the limelight – even with the existing Deputy Speaker (I).
DAP’s demand for the sinecure is symptomatic of the evangelical party’s greed, that’s all.
DAP dared to ask for an extra Deputy Speaker post because the party had itself set a precedent immediately after it attained power. The DAP-led government of Penang created a new post Deputy Chief Minister (II) when Lim Guan Eng took over the state administration.
This particular post of Penang Deputy Chief Minister (II) is simply pandering to the DAP ‘racism’ because they wanted to give it to an Indian. And even when P. Ramasamy was ahead in seniority, the post of Deputy Chief Minister (I) still went to a Malay guy instead of Rama getting bumped up from (II) to (I).
Again, keeping Rama vertically at DCM (II) rather than promoting him to DCM (I) was another expression of the DAP’s hypocrisy and collusion with the racial status quo.
For all that the evangelical party tub-thumps about colour blindness and meritocracy, when it comes to practice, the DAP prudently stuck to the familiar racial hierarchy – its Penang DCM (I) slot is reserved for the Malay.
The window-dressing DCM (II) can be thrown to the Indian chap as a “crumb from the master’s table” – to borrow a popular phrase with the Dapsters – but the Boss Man is always a Cinapek or Cinaphor.
And for the record, Guan ‘Bully’ Eng is into his THIRD Malay DCM (I). Since 2008, Penang has already had three Malay deputy chief ministers:
- Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin (March 2008 – Apr 2009)
- Mansor Othman (June 2009 – May 2013)
- Mohd Rashid Hasnon (present)
Now let’s see how long Rashid can last. It can’t be easy working under Papa Dapster.
They walked away from RM30,000 a month
The salary for a senator has been increased to RM11,000 with effect from this year.
The basic pay for a Minister is RM14,900 while that for a Deputy Minister is RM10,850.
They are also given allowances and can submit claims – see below.
Evangelista preach principles but display the utmost greed
Zaid Ibrahim, Chew Mei Fun (pix below) and Waytha Moorthy have all been willing to turn their back on the perks of being a VIP who’s given official car, driver and bodyguard.
Never mind Zaid losing his pay packet, he’s a multi-millionaire but I’ve not heard that Waytha is one. When the Hindraf chairman was in exile in London, he used to met Malaysian reporters at McDonald’s – not in fancy restaurants. During his tenure as a Deputy Minister, he once held a meeting with me in Kenny Rogers.
The BN Yang Berhormats above have been principled enough to resign.
Yet the Dapster-evangelistas not only badmouth them most viciously but create the nastiest fitnah imaginable. Well, actually it is unimaginable to us ordinary people; only dajjal can concoct such vile lies out of thin air.
The Dapster-evangelistas love to preach and perpetually mouth a mountain of platitudes. But with the sneaky bastards, it’s – Do as I say, don’t do as I do.
It’s very rich of the DAP to bully and attempt to coerce the PAS politicians to resign their posts.
If DAP and PAS are splitting up, why should it be PAS to have to withdraw from holding positions in Selangor? Why not the DAP resign their Selangor posts too if they believe that PAS are ethically required to do so?
Heck, why don’t the trio of DAP-PKR-PAS just resign simultaneously and we Selangorians can have a snap election?