Saturday, 12 April 2008

Political Secretaries

Ex-Assistant Minister Jornah Mozihim is one of the 11 Political Secretaries sworn-in before Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman in Kota Kinabalu yesterday afternoon. She was assigned to the Community Development and Consumer Affairs Ministry, the ministry she was the Assistant Minister before the March 8, 2008 general elections.

Musa announced Jornah to defend her Matunggung seat in the general elections but her candidacy was revoked by her party Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan two days before nomination day.

In her place to contest Motunggung was Sarapin Magana who won and was also among the 11 who was made Political Secretary yesterday. Sarapin is now Political Secretary to the Chief Minister.

The others who took their oath of office yesterday as Musa's Political Secretary were Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan (Umno) and Jimmy Wong (SAPP).

The others are Political Secretary to Finance Minister Datuk John Ambrose (UMNO), Political Secretary to Rural Development Minister is Wilfredoline Jakil and Political Secretary to Minister in the Chief Minister's Department John Chin (Gerakan).

Haji Mahlan Zinin (Umno) is Political Secretary to the Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, Abdul Kassim Razali (Umno) is with the Minister of Local Government and Housing while the Political Secretary to the Minister of Resource Development and Information Technology is John Lim (PBS). Isnin Haji Aliaseh (UMNO) is Political Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure Development.

My Say:

Jornah from Assistant Minister to Political Secretary in the same ministry. Interesting what the Rungus community have to say about this as when she was dropped as a candidate, the Rungus had voiced their unhappiness to Pairin and PBS.

Demotion for Jornah? I do not know but Ex-Minister Datuk Kadoh Agundong was in previous State Government was appointed People Development Leader which is a step lower that of a Political Secretary.


Anonymous said...

Chinese had been saying this: 'those who suit their actions to the time are wise'.

Is Jornah wise least better than nothing!

Last Will said...

...oh...meaning to say Jornah's being there simply for position? That's not wisdom...that is ''self-glorification''!

Another Chinese saying: The Master has opened the door....nobody went in!

(...they entered the wrong door! They should have entered the door which offers maybe a TPM...perhaps the much sought 20% oil-royalty...or the restoration of Sabah's autonomy! They entered the BUAZO door!

Anonymous said...

Pairin is again hallucinating like he did when thinking of once spreading PBS to Malaya and Sarawak..and when abandoning BN at the front gate!

Pairin should...and must....slap Max with a maximum slap for bad advices rendered by the latter....who is actually an ""insider""...