Friday, 22 August 2008

And now we have the Pakatan Rakyat "Cabinet" list...

...which was mysteriously circulated to reporters covering Parliament yesterday. So what else is next?

Here’s the story from Malaysiakini

Bogus Pakatan 'shadow' cabinet list appears

Syed Jaymal Zahiid Aug 21, 08 6:50pm

A bogus list - purportedly the 'new' cabinet line-up to be unveiled by the Pakatan Rakyat alliance should they succeed in forming a new government - is being distributed in Parliament.

The origin of the list, which features PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister and finance minister, is unknown.

However, Pakatan MPs said it is not from them.
"It is ridiculous. It does not have me on it," quipped Dr Hatta Ramli (PAS, Kuala Krai).

"The list is ridiculous. I think the Barisan Nasional supporters might have done it," said Bukit Mertajam DAP MP Chong Eng.A copy of the list was found at Umno election operation centre in Permatang Pauh .

The 'shadow' cabinet line-up names three deputy prime ministers.

Deputy prime minister number one will be DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang. The MP for Ipoh Timur will also be placed in charge of internal security.

R Sivarasa (PKR-Subang) was listed as deputy prime minister number two and minister of legal and judiciary matters.

The third slot for deputy prime minister will go to SAPP supremo Yong Teck Lee, who will also be asked to head the Rural Development Ministry.

Hadi, Karpal to be senior ministers

Noticeably low on the list is PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang (Marang), whose party recently voiced hopes of him becoming premier instead of Anwar.

Hadi was named senior minister in charge of religious affairs, while another veteran Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) was picked to be minister for integrity affairs and federal ties.

William Leong (PKR-Selayang) will act as economics cum international trade and industry minister and PKR vice president Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) is poised to become the second finance minister.

Meanwhile, PAS Youth chief and Kubang Kerian MP Salahuddin Ayub said the appearance of the list showed rising fear that Anwar's persistent claim of wresting control of the government from BN might come true.

"I think the list is the product of fear of the fact that Anwar is rising to power," said Salahuddin.

Read Rocky'sbru Permatang Pauh's poster war here


Anonymous said...

Pretty looking decent lot as compare to all the...

kaki-tidur, racists, ringgit smuggler, alleged mongolian killer, compulsive liars etc in the current administration.

Din said...

Not unexpected. Something that I've anticipated - Another political gimmick to put DSAI in a bad light.

How desperate can they be.Just dont get trapped by the mischief makers.

I hope DSAI will win. Who cares if it is by a lower majority.

TDM once said a win by one vote is still a win.

Lawan tetap lawan.

Anonymous said...

Hai yaah!

Another BN propaganda.

Jangan tipu said...

Good luck BN - you only succeed in destroying yourself with all these attempts and tactics simply because you know the reality on the ground.

That imam who witnesssed Saiful swearing on the Quran was nothing more than a "Tok Siak Masjid". Muaah ha ha ha!

This Tok Siak, Ramlang Porigi, is an Umno member.

Khairy jangan cakap besaq.

Najib jangan nak bangkit crita lama. kan nanti bongkar crita di Port Dicksin, baru hang tau.

Crita yang hang dgn Mrs C4 dok kat Hotel Merlin tu sebelum hang nikah dgn dia, ramai orang tau.

So dont talk abt morality. You dont have any!

nasionalis said...

Publishing the poster without stating the publisher name is an election campaign offense. Who will own up? None.

There is a message behind that poster and we are seeing it in Penang, Selangor and Perak.

Firstly, the PR cabiunet will be Chinese dominated and Malay are set aside from holding strategic portfolio.

Secondly, the presence of three non Malay DPM will check on the PM and he is as good as a puppet.

Thirdly, PAS will be sidelined in the Pakatan Rakyat in terms of number and significance of its portfolio. In Perak, they are playing ceremonial position.

The main point here is that fulfilling Anwar's promises will end up having an unstable Government that has no pillar of strength.

None can be achieved. There's DISASTER spelled all over!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like we have to keep promoting awareness of what Good Governance is all about until it becomes a reality in our beloved Malaysia.


Universal principles of good governance and rule of law .....

Can we learn from the Iraqi experience???

A global consensus recognizing that good governance is vital for economic development and poverty alleviation has emerged. Good governance provides an enabling environment for general economic development, human resources development, ensuring the prevention and resolution of conflict. All these elements are essential to build a firm common ground for Iraqi national reconciliation. Good governance, as we know, is a pillar of democracy. Finding a consensus on a definition of the concept of good government has not been easy. Does it apply to just sound administration and management or does it also refer to the political domain and political leadership? Is it a universal principle or does it vary according to context? This vagueness raises the risks associated with applying a concept, which may not be rooted in the particular socio-cultural and political environment of Iraq. It is generally accepted that in the context of a political and constitutional environment that upholds human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law, good governance is the transparent and accountable management of human, natural, economic and financial resources for the purpose of equitable and sustainable development. Citizens expect the government to respond to their needs through a systematic process of accountability, transparency, and checks and balances. Good governance ensures that political, social, and economic priorities reflect broad consensus, that decision-makers represent the voices of the poorest and the most vulnerable in allocating development resources, and that the rights of the people are respected. It entails clear decision-making procedures at the level of public authorities, transparent and accountable institutions, the primacy of law in the management and distribution of resources and capacity building for elaborating and implementing measures aimed in particular at preventing and combating corruption. Essentials of Good Governance, The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) defines good governance as “the responsible exercise of political, economic and administrative authority in the management of a country’s affairs at all levels”. Good governance, among other things, is participatory, transparent, accountable, effective, equitable, and fair. It promotes the rule of law. Participation ensures an open, inclusive, participatory political system. It involves citizens in the decision-making process and in implementing public projects orother government activity. Participation goes beyond mere consultation and implies the existence of opportunities to contribute through gainful employment; opportunities to move in the mainstream of political, economic, and cultural processes and the eradication of the marginalization of groups and discrimination, poverty, and deprivation; and freedom from vulnerability through a guaranteed system of social safety nets and social security systems. To this end, good governance embraces the concept of devolution of power to local authorities and communities. The right of citizens to participate in the conduct of public affairs is more directly exercised at local levels. The existence of local authorities that are given real responsibilities can provide an administrative system that is both effective and close to the citizen. Transparency involves establishing appropriate lines or forms of accountability between the government and the public, which should include access to information through suchmeasures as freedom of information legislation, open decision-making, and rules ofsubstantive and procedural fairness. The rule of law assumes the existence of inalienable rights and liberties for every citizen, which governments should not touch or violate. To some extent the essence of the rule of law lies in its juxtaposition to “the rule of men or women”. This aphorism seeks to state the following basic principles: that all state power ought to be exercised under the authority of law; and rules of law should govern the election and appointment of those who make and execute policy, as well as the manner in which such policies are made and executed to ensure rationality and fairness in the decision-making process. In addition, good governance must assure the equal participation of women with men in all processes of governance. Only complete equality between men and women in all legal, political, and social arrangements can create the proper conditions for human freedom and good governance. Establishment and protection of good governance whatever the case, it is agreed that good governance is above all a domestic issue and inadequate domestic policies have played a role in widening the gap between rich and poor and achieving good governance is a process which must come from within andsteps must be taken to support and recognize genuine initiatives to attain it. Transparency, good governance and development are closely linked and together they become a vehicle to improve the human condition. The promotion of good governance requires a determined campaign against corruption, which is one of the most concrete expressions of misadministration. The quality of the administration of a country’s resources is an essential factor that explains its development performances — good or bad. Good governance is the true test of democracy. A government, which administers scarce resources in accordance with the real needs of the population, must be fundamentally democratic.

The political, judicial and intellectual elite must be benchmark and models of integrity. The political leadership must be genuinely determined to attack the problem of corruption and must demonstrate that determination. Good governance like democracy must not be allowed to become just another slogan - a false front to placate the providers of funds. Experience shows that it is unrealistic to hope to change things at the instigation of civil society alone. The essential first step is to influence public opinion and make decision-makers and the public at large aware of the devastating effects of misadministration. Underemployment, inadequate or sporadic employment and low wages continue to contribute to a high level of poverty in Iraq which in turn feed the militias and terrorists groups. We have to extricate ourselves from our backwardness by building a strong and democratic Iraq. Debates on national issues are healthy and should continue even after the national reconciliation. Different point of views should be respected. After all, “in a democracy dissent is an act of faith, like medicine, the taste of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.”


The success of efforts to improve governance, the respect of human rights and the rule of the law throughout Iraq will depend on the development and strengthening of institutions that underpin good governance, democracy and the rule of law. With respect to the current political process, these efforts cannot succeed unless economic conditions in Iraq improve and develop to a level where Iraq is able to develop and sustain the institutions necessary to promote governance, the protection of human rights and the rule of law. Good governance cannot flourish along side grinding poverty and weak state institutions.

Dr. Widad Al-Ali,
Executive Director
Al-Yaqeen Centre for Training, Studies and Development

point to ponder said...

tak pasti la nak kata ini 100% BN punya kerja sebab sebelum ini Nik Aziz kata ada dikalangan pemimpin PAS yang cemburu dengan Anwar.Kita kena terima hakikat yang kawan boleh jadi lawan dalam berpolitik.Sedangkan sekarang ni pun dah ada yang rasa tak puas hati bila Anwar diangkat jadi bakal PM.

only said...

there's possibility that BN is behind this bogus cabinet list.But we cant also deny that maybe it's also a malicious attempt by Pakatan Rakyat members as well.

There have been dissatisfaction among PR alliance of who should lead the country if PR were to dominate the federal govt.Besides Anwar,some suggested Anwar and some even suggested Lim Kit Siang.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on commentators!! be matured!! I might agree the possibility of the cabinet line-up will be in that way. But one thing for sure, there will always be unsatisfaction among them; and the line up will be reshuffle many times (the malay quotes are that much in the cabinet line-up itself). I guess if the PR forms a new government, it would be the worst ever government in Malaysia, and in the history. GOD PLEASE LET THIS THING NOT BE REALISE..


azlan said...

There's gonna be a lots and lots of disapproval by members in PR's alliance if really the future cabinet under Anwar (or Hadi?) soon gonna be a reality.

PKR cant just point the finger to BN about the spreading of such "information".no one really knows the origin of the circulating bogus cabinet.heck,it might be some bad hands in PR itself.who knows.