Thursday, April 9, 2009


The MCA President insisted that the number of Ministers and Deputy Ministers allocated to MCA must maintain the same, i.e. 4 Ministers and 6 Deputy Ministers, in the midst of new Cabinet announcement to be made by the new Prime Minister.

The statement shocks me as the world is moving towards abolishing quota of any kind, and MCA has called for the Government to abolish quota in Civil Service and Higher Education.

This shows the mentality of Malaysia politicians, of which they truly believe in quota system in the Cabinet, instead of believing in appointing a minister best suited for the job, and this happen to both the ruling and oppositions.

The appointment of YAB Dato Seri Nizar as the Menteri Besar of Perak has sparked unrest among the Pakatan Rakyat, especially in Perak, of which many has questioned why PAS, the party which won the least seats in the 308 General Election, was chosen to be the Menteri Besar.

However, YAB Dato' Seri Nizar has proven that he is fit, and in fact, best suited for the job, and is one of the best Menteri Besar/Chief Ministers in Malaysia.

Likewise, the First Deputy Chief Minister Fairus, was appointed in the spirit of Pakatan Rakyat. When Fairus gets into trouble, the office of First Deputy Chief Minister is vacated for PKR to appoint one of their State Assemblyperson. This is quota in disguise.

How would one believe, trust, and full-heartedly support the calls to abolish quotas in various fields where they are the one who practice and defend quota systems for Government positions, and worse, they are fighting for it.

In many circumstances, explanations given are almost similar: It is effective to work if one is given the Executive position.

This is translated to, in the eyes of the public, as : You don't appoint me based on quota, I refuse to work even I am elected!

What kind of logic?

Let's see if the new Prime Minister is brave enough to break this so-called quota among the component parties of Barisan Nasional.

If he does, he deserves a chance to perform, else, we know that nothing will change, and there will be no changes except cosmetic under his administration.

And we will witness again unfit person for an unfit job, how would we be able to expect the country will do better in the hands of UNFIT?

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