Cabinet reshuffle: Mounting pressure to bring Khairy in?

Yesterday’s announcement of a ‘minor’ Cabinet reshuffle saw the alleviation  of  Dato’ Seri Chor Chee Heung to Housing and Local Government Minister and several Deputy Ministership being opened up for new faces such as Dato’ Richard Riot, Chua Tee Yong, Gan Ping Siau, Dato’ Maglin D’Cruz and once members of previous administration such as Dato’ Donald Lim and Dato’ G. Palanivel back in as Deputy Ministers.

None of the movement involved any of the UMNO MPs or Senators.

It was said that PM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak is under mounting and tremendous pressure to bring in Rembau MP Hj Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also UMNO Youth Head and defacto leader for BN Youth. The pressure not only come within UMNO Youth, but also from UMNO Leaders which include the top echelons.

The pressure was said to be so intense that PM Najib is not making any movements within the UMNO MPs and Sentors now sitting in Cabinet although so much lose talk are going about town with Cabinet names like EPU Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yackop, PMO Minister-in-charge of Parliament Dato’ Seri Mohd. Nazri Aziz, High Education Minister Dato’ Khaled Nordin and even Domestic Trade and Consumer Minister Dato’ Ismail Sabri Yaacob and names within the Deputy Ministers Club being push up to Cabinet posts.

How long will this pressure to appoint Khairy at least as a Deputy Minister is not known. However, here in bloggosphere that we detected the intense campaign on all channels last November.

The “Thirteen Million Ringgit Plus” question is: Will PM Najib able to resist this pressure?

Inadvertently, everyone will have to live with the fact that Khairy is an intelligent and strategic minded leader. However, his direct involvement with PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi saw Malaysia as a  whole and comprehensive system slide down to unimaginable level, proportions and most of all, the speed of the rapid digression. Despite Petronas already dishing out RM 254 billion in the form of taxes, royalties, dividends and other financial instruments within the ‘bleak fifth premiership’, the Federal Government today is said to be in dire cash position.

Needless to say, the majority of Malaysians would probably have something negative to say about Khairy. His ascencion to the UMNO Youth Head position 25 March last year is full of controversial, especially ‘money politics’ so many openly talked about. To have someone like this in the Federal Government is seen as bane more than anything else.

As a counter solution, UMNO bloggers already reside to the fact that Khairy is the elected UMNO Youth Head and he should be focusing on consolidating the once fragmented UMNO Youth due to the tri-corner fight and performance;  playing the role of the ‘aggressor’ and championing the interests of the Malays, especially the ones provided by the Federal Constitution and now being systematically and structurally challenged by liberal Malays and the Non Malays.

PM Najib must be mindful of what the rakyat is saying and not bow to political pressures. After all, rakyat first, remember?

Published in: on June 2, 2010 at 10:35  Comments (24)