There is already grumbling in Pakatan Harapan on how the 14th general election cake is being divided.
Rafizi is quoted with the following:
“The decision was made without our participation. He bulldozed it… the due process of discussions was not done.
“As far as we are concerned, the discussions have to take place,” Rafizi told Malaysiakini.
There is little doubt that he is openly saying what others are too scared to express.
But at least one other (Wong Chen) has come out to support Rafizi after the former received criticism over his remarks.
From The Star
“He is telling the truth to power, that these appointments were made without PKR’s consent,” Wong he said in a statement on Facebook on Saturday (May 12).
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As some members who earlier left Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) have insinuated; there was an inner circle within the their newly formed political party.
Looking at the how the new cabinet is being formed; there appears to be an inner circle and kickbacks within the new Pakatan Harapan government.
How else can one justify Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Home Minister and Mat Sabu as Defence Minister. Are those just ceremonial positions while others do the everyday heavy lifting?
Muhyiddin Yassin’s appointment seems to be his reward for his not making waves after being dropped as a potential appointee for both Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
With respect to the appointment of Mat Sabu as Defence Minister; one can only say that Malaysia is extremely fortunate that it enjoys good relations with other nations.
Now most recall when it was written that Lim Kit Siang should reveal his aspirations as DOM and Finance Minister.
It would have proven earlier allegations true had Lim Kit Siang been appointed Finance Minister so a switch of sorts was made and his son Lim Guan Eng was appointed to that post. In reality, nothing has changed as father and son will be running that Ministry giving credence to earlier stories of a deal being struck.
As the cake continues to be given out, those who have put in all the work will be lucky to end up with the crumbs that fall from the table.
It has always been about the inner circle of Pakatan Harapan and their aspirations. Now those in Pakatan are questioning how the new Pakatan Harapan government will divide the rest of the cake or will the the inner circle take the lion’s share!