Monday, May 15, 2023

Amanah Political Appointments of party members? Another PH party fails to reform past bad practices?

Well, Amanah disappoints with political appointees, being own party politicians and other PH politicians, to head government agencies. 

Good thing was no sitting MP was appointed - hence no compromise of government Backbencher MPs who has the check and balance role to monitor the Cabinet to ensure no abuse of power or mismanagement. 

It would have been best that the Minister just appointed a Ministrial task force to keep an eye on government agencies or GLCs to ensure no wrongdoings or abuses rather than appointing politicians as Chairpersons, members of the Board, Directors, etc...Will them appointed be paid large salary /allowances? Would they have the power to enter into contracts with their :riends' if they choose to?

 Of course, Parliament could and should also appoint Select Committees or Committees to keep an eye on these government agencies and GLCs to ensure no wrongdoings, abuses, corruption,... When will these Parliamentary committees be set up and be effective? They should be actively monitoring agencies, GLCs... We do not want a repeat of 1MDB, SRC and government agencies losing a lot of peoples' monies in the past. 

Yes, it was the Executive's failure... But the question is why did Parliament fail to see it and end all the hanky panky that led to loss of billions.Was not Parliament responsible because they failed in their duty to prevent executive wrongdoings?

These Parliamentary Committees that will monitor government agencies and GLCs should also be open to receive complaints and reports from the public, have the power to investigate, have the capacity to have OPEN enquiries in a transparent manner and whose findings and recommendations will be made public immediately. 

UMNO youth criticised the Amanah's Minister's appointments, and then withdrew it... Yes, after all Anwar and PH is just doing the same as what BN did before. No reform. 

When Anwar and the new PH-led government came into power, the first thing one would have expected is a complete investigation of ALL government agencies to find out what was done wrong, how much abuse and corruption, amount of monies lost - and the way forward would be what will be done in the future to avoid mistakes of the past, the prosecution of those responsible, and where possible the recovery of monies lost, and... 

FELDA... LEMBAGA Urusan Tabung Haji, etc... Many had problems... But Anwar seems to be ignoring this, including not making those accountable pay for it...? Is Anwar and this PH-led government now 'accepting' all wrongdoings of past government appointees and Ministers... Does this mean that there was no problems during the past BN or PN administration, OR Anwar and the PH-led government choose to not investigate and hold the wrongdoers responsible?

Will the government agencies or GLCs continue to be the means that the ruling political parties 'rewards' its own party members and supporters.. ?

Are Malaysians OK with what is happening... After all it is our Monies...





Mahfuz, 4 Harapan leaders to head agencies under Mat Sabu's purview
Published:  May 10, 2023 12:34 PM
Updated: May 11, 2023 5:56 AM

Former Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar (above) is among five Pakatan Harapan political appointees to head agencies under the purview of the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry.

Of the five appointees named by minister Mohamad Sabu today, three are from Amanah, one from PKR, and one from DAP.

The new chairpersons, effective May 15, are:

  1. Mahfuz (Amanah) - Farmers' Organisation Authority (LPP)

  2. Faiz Fadzil (Amanah) - Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM)
  3. Aminuddin Zulkipli (Amanah) - Farmers' Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama)

  4. Dr Azman Ismail (PKR) - Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (Mardi)

  5. Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali (DAP) - Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (LPNM)

Mohamad - who is also Amanah president - said in a statement today that the five were appointed based on their “broad experience” in various fields including policy, management, administration, and service. 

“I am confident in the knowledge, credibility, and experience they have to spearhead and carry out their duties and responsibilities in supporting and ensuring development in line with the aspirations of Malaysia Madani,” he added. 

Mahfuz - who is also Harapan Kedah chief - was formerly the deputy human resources minister when the coalition was in power from 2018 to 2020.

Faiz headed LKIM during that period. He is currently the Permatang Pasir assemblyperson. - Malaysiakini

Aminuddin was the Perak deputy legislative speaker from 2018 to 2020 and is a former Behrang assemblyperson.

Azman was a two-term Kuala Kedah MP before he was defeated by a Perikatan Nasional candidate in last year’s general election.

Sheikh Umar is a former Johor state executive council member when Harapan led the state from 2018 to 2020.

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