Will June and the closing of the “National Gawai Dayak 2008” celebrations in the State today echo the new Political Platform for Datuk Seri Abang Johari Tun Openg Sarawak State Housing Minister. Our earlier report we carried a report on him where he mentioned the Sarawak(BN) government has never pressured the federal government for important posts, including the post of deputy prime minister, since joining Malaysia in 1963. Now his name has been thrown in the hat in the impending State cabinet reshuffle.The “foreign powers” that the CM mentioned is clearer now as its just plain “Intense Lobbying”
Abdul Hakim Bujang correspondent for Sarawaks (Malaysiakini) has this to say in his report. For full text and excerpts please click to http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84491. The dates keep changing and we started the ball rolling on the 14th May 2008 with our full report and on 3oth May we were all surprised with CM’s very straight answer of “foreign powers” in play to call of his announcement.
The Sarawak cabinet re-shuffle is indeed in the pipeline and the speculative date has been set.The Chief Minister holds the names of the Ministers and Assistant Ministers close to his chest and it will be a matter of time before he announces it. It could even be a few day’s time or one or two month’s time. However the speculative date did start from the 8th of April 2008.We will continue to say that the CM will go through the lists at least 7 times and will only disclose the names on the day of announcement.
After all it is “CM’s Team” in the cabinet re-shuffle. The Lobbying will Not Stop Just Yet…………………
Read also this report:- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/sarawak-cabinet-re-shuffle-new-blood/