Friday, May 17, 2013

Najib's New Cabinet Or Old Wine In Not So New Bottle?

Okay, okay, before someone nitpicks. "Cabinet" here includes the deputy ministers.

The same old tired faces and some newbies and maidens, including one Indian hero who flew to cold England when the weather got too hot for him in Bolehland.

Then returned to stage a dramatic fast for the Indian cause and got appointed on a memorandum of peace?

That is BolehLand's politics of the possible for you. Where the real can quickly become the surreal and the surreal become the real.

A banker in to hot up the interest rates?

Another couple or two of nondescript newbies.

The return of some old school boys and the man who had been exiled to the Negri pastures and whom some believe was the man responsible for the crooked bridge to nowhere getting lost in Oxford, the latter matter very fortunate for the country and done right by him I should say.

Two old and much disliked old faces switching to the other's old job.

That is why I say that the new cabinet is old wine in a not so new bottle.

They even have the accountability man from Transparency International Malaysia.

But it is not the people you appoint.

It is the culture at the top.

If the head is rotten, like the wise say, the tail can't avoid being infected.

In such a circumstance, even if you appoint Justice Pao, justice can be "ta pao-ed" ("bungkus" in Malay or "wrapped up for takeaway" in English)

Worse, some people say that the new cabinet is a cabinet of shame, being appointed on a minority vote on the back of allegations of cheating at the polls.

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