He is our Prime Minister and Finance Minister, and our FLOM's husband.
To think that his cousin is Defence Minister and Acting Transport Minister, it would appear either there are not enough capable or suitable candidates for such important positions, or simply they are being greedy in wanting more portfolios.
MCA leaders should thank their lucky stars that one of them who was supposed to be Transport Minister was not, at the time of disappearance of MH370. Hishammuddin had the advantage of overseas education and experience in various portfolios to be able handle the daily press conferences at the early stage. Though there were brickbats, there were also compliments about his excellent command of English in the face of questions from foreign journalists. But we should not confuse suaveness and flair with competency. He had the added advantage of being Defence Minister who can speak with authority when dealing with the Search and Rescue operations. I cannot imagine how an MCA Transport Minister would deal with the problem under the circumstances, especially without actual authority in many things.