though not necessarily all that you wished for?
This graphic was forwarded to me. Though it looks official, the introduction on top does not seem so. Briefly...
I see Anwar as PM and Wan Azizah in PM's Department... a certainty to invite criticisims from political opponents, though without merit other than accusation of nepotism. How Rosmah wished to be officially in the PM's Department! But many would think she is having the best of both worlds or 'have the cake and eat it at the same time', as de facto PM!
Nurul Izzah's position as FT Minister for being present Minister's likely opponent seems too convenient a placement. Could she be better placed in another portfolio?
With Hadi Awang, Lim Guan Eng and Baru Bian as Deputy Prime Ministers, this list seems to have covered the importance of the three major component parties of Pakatan Rakyat (Anwar PKR, Hadi Awang PAS and Lim Guan Eng DAP) as well as satisfying at least one state from East Malaysia (kingmakers before and now).
As Batu Gajah voter, how could I miss the omission of 3-term MP, Fong Po Kuan?
Let's treat this as a tentative list at best, to even exceed the calls for a shadow cabinet on the eve of the next GE. Again, we can expect critics... perhaps this time, accusing Pakatan of being too arrogant to expect victory before the elections. In any case, each candidate on the list is subject to the approval of his or her boss - the voters. Don't take them for granted. There would be some who would sabotage a party or candidate if they did not like proposed list. But then again, this is another step towards a change which most people would wish and hope for.
There were recent attempts at discrediting DAP for instance, because of its CEC election fiasco; and at discrediting PKR in Penang, because of alleged attempt to bribe to hush up something (it could be lies twisted from facts by mainstream media like always).
We should remind ourselves that the opposition parties are not perfect. For any mistake or misdemeanour, we should look at how it was resolved. The important thing is the willingness to correct mistakes. If there are crooks and criminals within Pakatan, by all means seek them out, so that action could be taken towards kicking them out.
Total number of Ministers: 32 - PKR 14, PAS 10, and DAP 8;
Total number of Deputies: 43 - PKR 15, PAS 13, and DAP 11, plus 4 via Senate.
The last four are Ambiga (ex-Chairperson of Bersih 2.0, ex-Bar Council President); Dr. Kua Kia Soong (ex-Director of Suaram and ex-MP; Cynthia Gabriel (present Director of Suaram); and Maria Chin Abdullah (Women and Human Rights activist).
I don't know about others, but a quick glance makes me wonder why ex- MCA VP and former Minister, Chua Jui Meng, and ex-Umno ADUN of Pahang, Ariff Sabri, are not included.