Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Much Ado About Nothing

So, what's the big deal anyway?

I caught our PM just now on RTM1 announcing some minor changes to his cabinet line-up and sorry to disappoint you, YB Lim Kit Siang, but it was an anti-climax, don't you agree?

It would have been mildly entertaining if Mr Vellu had his post re-designated since he seems to be facing a lot of stress lately in his day job as the Works Minister. At least, he won't need to make a goose of himself ranting on national TV about some people complaining about his ministry to TV stations.

Like Mr Vellu, some people in positions of power are starting to feel the heat from the intense public scrutiny lately. They are now running to the Boss to complain about a series of bad publicity in the media over certain hot issues. I just feel that it's a simple case of "siapa makan cili dia yang rasa pedas". What's there to worry if you are "bersih, cekap dan amanah"?

Actually, although the AP issue remain unresolved, I am not surprised to see that International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz has been retained in the new Cabinet. To be fair, I have to concur with the PM that she has done quite a good job in her ministerial post and it would be a great injustice to use the AP fiasco against her in considering her position in the Cabinet.

I don't know - who else could possibly do a better job heading MITI at this moment, from the pool of available candidates to choose from? It does seem like Rafidah has made herself indispensable in this respect, and she probably deserve the recognition for pouring her heart and soul into her work. Can't say the same for some of her male counterparts in the Cabinet. For the most part, some of these guys just sleep-walked through their entire term of service.

Time to get on with the business of running this country and making good all the pre and post election promises.

And oh yeah! Happy Valentine's day to Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz. The gomen still loves you!

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