Saturday, 29 March 2008

If Dr Jeffrey has his way....

Based on the victory of Sabah and Sarawak respectively delivering 24 and 30 Barisan Nasional MPs to the Federal Government, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Vice President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said the two States should be represented by a Deputy Prime Minister.

He said there should also be six full Ministers from each State. He said since Sabah and Sarawak contributed so much to the BN victory, it should be reflected with a bigger percentage ratio on the appointment of Ministers and Deputy Ministers from among the MPs in the two States.

Jeffrey said it was normal for a win and lost situation that the winners get their appropriate shares.

He cited that previously MCA had more than 30 MPs and were given four Ministers and 18Deputy Ministers but after the March 8, general elections MCA had its seat cut by half but still have four Ministers, although the number of Deputy Ministers reduced to 15.

Similarly, MIC and Umno in Peninsula also got more or less the same deal as it was before even though they performed badly in the general elections compared to their counterparts in Sabah and Sarawak.

Meanwhile, Sabah Umno deputy secretary Datuk Haji Masidi Manjun is among the Sabah BN leaders who had openly said that what Sabah get in the Federal Cabinet did not reflect on the contribution of the State in winning big in the March 8, general elections.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will be coming to Sabah soon to have a special meeting with State BN leaders. Among the agenda will be about Sabah's representation in the Federal Government.

My Say:

Jeffrey had all this while been advocating for an MP from Sabah or Sarawak be made Deputy Prime Minister. PKR had also, in its campaign in the March 8, general elections promised the people of Sabah and Sarawak of a Deputy Prime Minister.

But, alas, Jeffrey lost in his bid to wrest the Keningau MP seat from elder brother Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan. He also failed to unseat Justin Guka in Bingkor.

Jeffrey had also told the people of Sabah that the recent election could be his last.

1 comment:

Nche Will said...

……the days have yet to come when the Borneo states become much too complicated and matured not in their political views but local nationalism over-brewed! I tell you…it is said that Kadazan nationalism is detrimental towards the Federation cohesiveness…..but that is a past conception now! Sabahans of all races….especially the coming younger generation will be very demanding….they have their own perception on the investment made by their forefathers in the company called Malaysia….it will be an era of ‘’..tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye…”

No modernly sophisticated media technology will be able to imbue synthesized nationalism in their spirits……Sabahans are really God’s chosen people………if not in their heads, its in their mouths or in their hearts….secessionist thoughts naturally linger! Nothing last forever….so work it out…………give us back all our autonomous rights (pawned by clown-politicians)….these autonomous rights of Sabah within the Malaysian Federation when restored as they had been at the time of Malaysia’s formation shall at least balance the natural desire of Sabahans to break away!

Nche Will