Four Umno Ministers and 11 Deputy Ministers Are Likely To Be Dropped In Najib’s Cabinet Reshuffle March 30, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in A New Chapter, By Election, Najib Tun Razak, UMNO.
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A MORE DISCIPLINED UMNO NOW after the party’s historic elections and assembly which ended last Saturday.
Party members and newly elected Umno bigwigs have enunciated in unison to change and to be with the rakyat.
They sang to the tune of the party’s new president Datuk Seri Najib that the party must change or it will be changed.
They have also pledged undivided support and loyalty to Najib and concur with him that changes must come within the party first before they can convince and persuade the people to be with Umno.
The presence of Tun Dr M at the assembly is a sign of his endorsement for the new party leadership and his statement to rejoin Umno makes Najib’s task easier and uncomplicated now. Tun Dr M has been the vocal critic of Pak Lah’s leadership.
But the show of support from the rakyat has yet to be seen despite talks that most of them are happy with Najib’s new team in Umno and his pledge to reform the party.
The tri-elections in Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Batang Ai will be the first testing grounds to measure the rakyat’s support for Najib when he assumes office next week.
His new Cabinet line-up will be another proof to the rakyat if he is indeed walking his talk about reforms and changes.
The much-anticipated new Cabinet reshuffle is expected to be announced by Najib just before polling day for the three by-elections on April 7.
We know that several Ministers will be axed including Datuk Shahrir Samad, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Tan Sri Muhamad Muhamad Taib.
They are old guards in Umno and have to go in line with the changes and reforms. Datuk Azalina who is being investigated for money politics is also not likely to be in the new line-up.
Umno Deputy Ministers who are likely to be dropped are Datuk Johari Baharom, Senator Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, Datuk Paduka Rohani Abdul Karim, Datuk Razali Ismail, Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusof, Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib, Noriah Kasnon, Fadillah Yusof, Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin and Datuk Saifuddin abdullah.
The ministers and deputy ministers were either aligned to Pak Lah or appointed based on recommendations from Level 4.
We truly hope the reign of Level 4 in the government’s administration will be a thing of the past and remain history.
The tri-elections will be the right platforms for Umno to redeem its dented pride and smugness.