2 Jun The Star :
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has been dropped from the Cabinet in a minor reshuffle with Datuk Chor Chee Heung being promoted to Housing and Local Government Minister.
Chor’s predecessor, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, will take over Ong’s portfolio as Transport Minister in the reshuffle that takes effect on Friday.
I was very disappointed to hear that Najib had dropped Ong Tee Keat as Transport Minister. I feel Ong TK had done a good job unraveling the mismanagement of the Port Klang Free Zone scandal and if Najib is sincere in weeding out corrution, Ong should be allowed to carry on until the investigations are complete and all the affected corporate personalities and politicians ( both UMNO and MCA ) are being charged accordingly.
Or Najib just wants to keep the affair "low key " and not to disturb those UMNO/MCA guys who are still very influential and commands many "votes" to keep him in power ?
Poor Kong Cho Ha - he has got himself a sensitive pot of ingredients, spices and meat and he is now expected to cook it through to make up a delicious meal to please his masters the BN's leadership ? My kudos and respect to him if he can stand up against BN and show us an independent leadership in the follow-up investigations of this PKFZ scandal. Kong's job is now even more difficult with Chor Chee Heung now being appointed a full minister despite his alleged connections and influence within the PKFZ .
Do I see a potential cover-up of this PKFZ scandal ? If so, Najib - please STOP talking about transparency and accountability.
Dr Chua Soi Lek is a politician which I respect greatly - he is indeed a man of actions, one who walks his talks. I could see this during his tenure as state assembly man of Batu Pahat ( where my home is ) . When his sexual escapades were revealed , he took prompt action quitting his minister post and all his posts in MCA. His political career resurfaced after he was re-elected as Deputy President and subsequently in March after a hard fought battle, he was elected as MCA president , a news which I was happy to hear. I was looking forward to some great changes in MCA which is supposedly a representative body of the Chinese in Malaysia.
I was sad when he appointed his son Chua Tee Yong to his presidential council . His son was a green horn in politics with only a year experience. Then I was thinking maybe he wants a greater exposure for his son. Today I hear his son is appointed a Deputy Minister - this is clear NEPOTISM.
Dr Chua - where are your beliefs and righteousness you have so long being expounding ??? Your son though he maybe capable, one just cannot justify his appointment as a Deputy Minister - what has he achieved in his 1 year of as MP ? I rarely hear him speak up for MCA - he is just one of the silent majority MP's. This shortcut you have engineered to get your son's political career up is not the Chinese way of working hard to achieve one's ambition. I am now completely loss for words and I believe many Chinese feel the same way as I do.
Will the new MCA faces in the cabinet contribute to a better 1Malaysia - your guess is as good as mine - " NO " as they will still be "puppets" swing and sway by their master the UMNO's Barisan Nasional.