Natasha of audie61 received a number of Smses messages informing her of these two communities. It reads,” MIC Indians and Sarawak Bidayuh’s Upset over Cabinet representation.” She did not read much into the BN component members complains as she knows that its the prerogrative of the PM to name his own set of team members and how he sees fit that the ratio of the Malaysian Cabinet is made up.
However the DPM Muhyiddin came out strongly to support the PM by telling BN leaders who have complaints against cabinet line-up not to make public statement. He put it as,”So,whatever disssatisfaction they have its better to go and see the Prime Minister. Muhyiddin was asked about the reported dissatisfaction over the size of the representation in the cabinet and wanted those appointed (from MIC) to be withdrawn.
It was headline news for the past few days and we in Sarawak were watching the developments with interests? Why not..? 30 MPs and just 2 Full Ministers while Sabah 25 MPs 4 Full Ministers. This was making the rounds in mosts of the corridors be it political,family,market or coffeshop talk.
BLAST!! BOOM!! OOOH NOooooo! The headlines today,”BIDAYUHS UPSET OVER EXCLUSION” Dr.James Dawas Mambong MP said PM Najib has derailed the ‘One Malaysia Concept” when he excluded Bidayuhs from his cabinet. He even said that even its mere rhetoric or not,but it does loook like it is now. Dawos when further by saying that One Malaysia concept will not work if some communities,even how minority,was not given the chance for equitable participation in the business running at the highest level of the government.
The Smses which was circulating yesterday has a DEADLY VIRUS to the 3 Bidayuh MPs Dr.Tiki (Mas Gading) and also Richard Riot (Serian) . Resign to show your disapproval for the community’s exclusion from Najib’s cabinet.
A Bidayuh businessman clearly upset said,”We have been very supportive of BN policies and programmes and they should take notice or heed.” Is this the thanks we get from being pro-BN?
We say as always,”Pakatan will surely capitalise on this subject and turn it round to their advantage. Its up to the PM to explain to the various communities and turn it round to show his STRENGTH and POLITICAL AWARENESS. Will he..???