Mahathir-Najib Cabinet, Losers but Cronies are Welcome

The much-awaited new cabinet (no, it’s not kitchen cabinet) list is out and everybody is talking about it or rather digesting the difference compared with the previous one. In the process the Altantuya murder case which came to an end after the death sentence was delivered for both killers, never mind they have no freaking motive for doing so, was almost ignored.

Many people also may have given an interesting advertisement a miss – Berjaya Corporation Berhad’s (KLSE: BJCORP, stock-code 3395) boss Vincent Tan started sucking PM’s wife by splashing a full-page declaring her as the “First Lady of Charity” *more contracts for this guy please*. I can’t remember the tycoon did the same to former premier Abdullah Badawi.

While the PM gave early and hopeful hints that his new cabinet will be super-duper exciting with new and clean (another word for less corrupt) faces, the revelation wasn’t that electrifying after all. In reality those so-called 6 (six) new faces are not that new considering you have Koh Tsu Koon who led his party to a complete loss in Penang, Kong Cho Ha who was actually former deputy Finance Minister (promoted to Housing and Local Government Minister), Ahmad Husni was former Deputy Finance Minister (now Finance Minister II) and Anifah Aman who rejected Deputy Transport Minister when he rumored to be crossing over to opposition camp after the 2008 general election.