Tuesday, November 01, 2022

3 DPM promise is absurd, disciminatory and possible just meant to fool VOTERS?

3 Deputy Prime Ministers, is something that both the Barisan Nasional(BN) and Pakatan Harapan(PH) has been promising - possibly to lobby Sabah and Sarawak Votes.

Hello - can't the next Prime Minister not be from Sabah or Sarawak? 

One could say that these 2 coalitions, that originates from West Malaysia may have 'angered' the people of Sabah and Sarawak... Maybe, BN and PH should have promised to elect a Sabahan or a Sarawakian to be Prime Minister if they won...would that have been better? Oh yes - no names of the DPM given too...why?

We might as well have DEPUTY PMs from all the different States > not just Sabah and Sarawak. Why should so many States in Peninsular just get 1 DPM.

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER really have no 'relevance' - safe to be the member of Cabinet that may be ACTING Prime Minister when the sitting Prime Minister is away or maybe sick. 

But, then such an ACTING Prime Minister really do not clearly have all the powers that the Prime Minister has in law.


Let's look at Article 43(2) Federal Constitution, the KING only appoints the Prime Minister and the Ministers >>> is there any position of Deputy Prime Minister? No, there is none, is there 

(2) The Cabinet shall be appointed as follows, that is to say:

(a) the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall first appoint as Perdana Menteri (Prime Minister) to preside over the Cabinet a member of the House of Representatives who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House; and

(b) he shall on the advice of the Prime Minister appoint other Menteri (Ministers) from among the members of either House of Parliament;

Now, according to relevant laws, the Prime MINISTER has certain powers, which he/she reasonably can exercise by himself/herself, without getting prior approval of the Cabinet.

39  Executive authority of Federation

The executive authority of the Federation shall be vested in the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and exercisable, subject to the provisions of any federal law and of the Second Schedule, by him or by the Cabinet or any Minister authorised by the Cabinet, but Parliament may by law confer executive functions on other persons.

Yes, the EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY of the King goes to the CABINET not the Prime Minister. So, all executive decisions are generally made by Cabinet not Prime Minister.

UNLESS the constitution or any other Federal Law specifically states that it is a power that is exerciseable by the Prime Minister, or some other particular Minister, all decisions must be made by the Cabinet.

The executive power can also be given to some other, not a member of the Cabinet.

ALL in all, a Deputy Prime Minister is not mentioned in the Constitution - but it is merely a convention/practice >> but that too may be no more since immediate past governments did away with DPM - choosing rather to appoint them 'Senior' Ministers. Who was Ismail Sabri's Deputy Prime Minister?

Hence, a DPM only gets power if he she is also the Minister responsible for certain Ministries, etc 

3 Deputy Prime Minister > so, who exactly will be ACTING Prime Minister, when the Prime Minister is away? The one from Peninsular Malaysia, the one from Sarawak or the one from Sabah > IT IS ALL, for me, a 'JOKE' which maybe parties are using to DECEIVE the people.


VOTERS must ask HOW MANY MINISTERS IN THE CABINET? It is sad that cabinet positions are being used as a 'Bargaining Tool' by the Prime Minister to stay in office - to retain the 'confidence of the majority' of MPs. [So, I get to be a Minister, I and my MPs will have confidence in you being the Prime Minister >>> Absurd, is it not?] Will we have a Cabinet of 111?

That kind of 'CONFIDENCE" bought by monies, Ministerial positions, political appointments to GLC and other agencies corrupts the meaning of 'confidence' - So, if there is a BIG CABINET, I suppose we can say that really that Prime Minister really does not have the REAL confidence of majority - rather some kind of 'bought' confidence..

MPs chose PM, PM choose his Cabinet

Remember, in our Federal Constitution, our MPs only choose the PRIME MINISTER, and the King appoints him/her as Prime Minister if he/she has the confidence of the majority. This CONFIDENCE must be real confidence, not a pseudo confidence arising by reason of deals, promise of Ministership or Deputy Ministership, or some other political appointment that will result in monies and power for the appointee.

After the PRIME MINISTER is chosen, our Constitution says that PM then chooses the members of his/her Cabinet - the Ministers. The PM should be free to chose the best persons he/she wants -and not be subjected to 'threats' of withdrawal of support if not appointed, or any sort of 'quotas' imposed by member parties in coalitions..(Remember the Malaysian King has to do as the Prime Minister advices - he cannot ignore the PM's choice)

REMEMBER also the cost on the people/rakyat > we have to pay the high salaries/allowances for these Ministers/Deputy Ministers, and do not forget the PENSIONS thereafter until they die, and their spouses die. 

HOW MUCH MONEY DO WE SPEND ON PENSIONS FOR PAST PRIME MINISTERS< MINISTERS< DEPUTY PRIME MINISTERS TODAY? And how much are they getting. Najib, for instance will be getting pensions as ADUN and former Pahang Menteri Besar, and also pensions as Prime Minister/MP - his conviction, for now, does not stop the monthly pensions. {That is the reason, earlier, I did propose that pensions of MPs,Senators,Ministers ought to be STOPPED if they are convicted for corruption, abuse of power and money laundering offenses, etc.)

'MONEY POLITICS' in Cabinet? We know that many vote a candidate because of monies paid, or the promise of money, contracts and other benefits if they get elected...We really need to abolish 'Money politics'. I see it as a form of corruption.

Malaysia has yet to have a Prime Minister from East Malaysia... and many other States in Peninsular Malaysia?

Malaysia has yet to have a WOMEN Prime Minister > many other countries like Philipines, UK, India, Bangladesh, etc already have had woman Prime Ministers,

Malaysia is yet to have a Iban, Kenyah, Kadazan, Indian Malaysian, Chinese Malaysian Prime Minister... Every Malaysian have the right to be Prime Minister.

The bad practice in Malaysia in the past have been the making of Presidents/leader of political parties/coalitions into Prime Minister - the only recent exception was Ismail Sabri, who was not the President of UMNO.

MPs, after GE15, should really look at one another and choose the BEST MP to be the Prime Minister, and break away from bad conventions. 

A party/coalition leader like Zahid Hamidi or even Anwar Ibrahim or Muhyiddin Yasin may not make the best Prime Minister, even though they may be good political party leaders.

MPs elected, for the sake of Malaysia, must choose the BEST amongst all MPs to be the Prime Minister.

I will be most disappointed that Zahid Hamidi emerges Prime Minister when BN wins. Even if BN may name another as their PM candidate before elections, we must remember what happened in Johor(was it not?), when some other became Chief Minister but before elections they went around campaigning naming another as MB if they win. People may have voted because of the named MB candidate. So, would you trust the BN, if they name another maybe Ismail Sabri before GE15, because they can always change their mind after winning GE15.

SIZE OF CABINET - it should be minimal, about 12 will do. After all, all the work is really done by the public officers - and Ministers really do not matter. Change of Ministers does not affect the work done by the Ministries or government departments. For every additional Minister and Deputy Minister, the people have to pay so much more not just the salaries/allowances but also the extra resources for support staff > even other assistants, office space, etc..

The use of the 3 DPM promise > should voters be smart and 'hurt' parties come GE15 for making such promises? DPM really has NO POWER - just those Ministries he is Minister.

The Prime Minister, if he is away or sick, will most likely choose his most trusted Minister to hold the fort in his/her absence. 

Federal Promises to State like 20% of income/corporate tax will be given to all States is more REAL. After all, States have difficulty raising monies >> so, giving an agreed portion to States is a good idea. 

REGIONAL DPMs is a bad idea >>> let us not forget that all States have their own government and State cabinets and Chief Ministers? What will a REGIONAL DPM of the Federal Government do - interfere with the existing State governments, elected by the people? Note that the State governments may be ruled by some other party, not the same that won at the Federal level..

PEOPLE should not be fooled...

PH to keep pledge on 3 regional DPMs, says Anwar

Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim says the pledge to appoint regional DPMs had been with the coalition since Pakatan Rakyat days. (Facebook pic)

SANDAKAN: Pakatan Harapan (PH) will maintain its commitment to appoint three deputy prime ministers if the coalition is voted into power at the general election next month.

PH chairman Anwar Ibrahim said there will be one deputy prime minister from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak respectively.

“This proposal has existed since the early days of Pakatan Rakyat, we will have one DPM each from the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak. But should there be changes, we will discuss further,” he told reporters here today.

On PH’s seat allocation in Sabah, Anwar, who is PKR president, said the matter has been finalised and an announcement will be made in a few days.

In Tawau, Anwar said PKR was confident of retaining the Tawau, Ranau and Putatan seats based on the support received, people’s awareness and the hard work put in by the party’s machinery.

“The candidates are those who are brave enough to speak out on matters including timber (concessions) and contracts in Sabah, can champion the plight of Sabahans, have integrity and a clean record, and will not put their own interests first,” he said.

In 2018, PKR won the Tawau, Ranau and Putatan parliamentary seats, but Ranau MP Jonathan Yasin later left the party to join Bersatu. - FMT, 23/10/2022

Zahid Hamidi: Malaysia To Have 3 Deputy Prime Minister Positions If Barisan Nasional Wins GE15


Feat Image 3 Dpms
Source: Quartz & Harian Metro

Barisan Nasional (BN) is planning to create three Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) positions should the coalition win the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15). The 3 DPMs will be from the three territories in our country, namely Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

BN chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the suggestion will be inserted into BN Sabah’s election manifesto for GE15 and hoped that a similar approach would be made by BN in Peninsular Malaysia as well as Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in Sarawak. However, do note that GPS is not a part of BN since 2018 though the ruling coalition in Sarawak has been friendly to the BN federal government.Zahid

As reported by Harian Metro, Zahid Hamidi hopes that caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob would accept the suggestion as the position of DPM is not mentioned in the Federal Constitution. Zahid Hamidi, who is also UMNO President further asserted,

“I’m sure that the Prime Minister would accept this suggestion as the position of DPM is not prescribed in the Consitution. There are only four Senior Ministers. So, it is not impossible for 3 DPM positions if BN wins dominantly. The positions will be held by any leaders from Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.” - World of Buzz, 23/10/2022


PRU-15: BN bakal wujudkan 3 jawatan TPM

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ISMAIL Sabri melancarkan Projek Naiktaraf Jalanraya Bukit Manggis dan Pembinaan Masjid Kedua Pekan Bongawan sempena program Gelombang Biru Barisan Nasional (BN) Zon 3.
ISMAIL Sabri melancarkan Projek Naiktaraf Jalanraya Bukit Manggis dan Pembinaan Masjid Kedua Pekan Bongawan sempena program Gelombang Biru Barisan Nasional (BN) Zon 3.

Papar: Barisan Nasional (BN) akan mewujudkan jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri masing-masing dari Sabah, Sarawak dan Semenanjung Malaysia sekiranya parti terbabit dominan untuk membentuk kerajaan di Putrajaya.

Pengerusi BN, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata, cadangan terbabit akan dimasukkan dalam manifesto BN Sabah sebelum Pilihan Raya Umum ke-15 (PRU-15).

Mengulas lanjut, beliau berkata, ia merupakan satu pendekatan baharu yang dicadangkan pihaknya di mana selain BN Sabah, BN Semenanjung dan Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) juga dapat memasukannya sebagai manifesto.

"Saya yakin Perdana Menteri akan terima cadangan ini kerana jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri tidak ada dalam Perlembagaan.

"Hanya ada empat jawatan Menteri Kanan. Jadi tidak mustahil tiga jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri (untuk diwujudkan) sekiranya BN menang dengan dominan.

"Maka jawatan itu akan disandang oleh mana-mana peminpin dari Sabah, Sarawak dan Semenanjung Malaysia untuk menduduki jawatan penting tersebut," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian dalam satu sidang media selepas Perasmian Program Gelombang Biru Barisan Naisonal (BN) Zon 3 serta Gimik Pelancaran Projek Naiktaraf Jalan Bukit Manggis dan Projek Pembinaan Masjid Kedua Pekan Bongawan bertempat di Kimanis Commercial Centre, di sini, hari ini.

Turut hadir, Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO Sabah Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin dan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) Datuk Dr Mohd Arifin Mohd Arif mewakili Pengerusi GRS, Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

Sementara itu, beliau juga mencadangkan agar BN Sabah memasukkan dalam manifesto mereka agar peruntukan daripada Persekutuan disalurkan terus kepada kerajaan negeri sekiranya BN menjadi dominan dalam pembentukan kerajaan.

Dalam pada itu, Ahmad Zahid turut berkata, jalinan kerjasama pihaknya bersama GRS mencapai kata sepakat dan bakal membantu satu sama lain dalam menghadapi PRU-15.

Beliau juga turut memberi jaminan dimana BN tidak akan bertembung dengan GRS dalam soal pembahagian kerusi Parlimen.

"Tidak ada pertembungan. Di mana BN bertanding, GRS tidak akan bertanding. Selain itu kita ada formula (pembahagian kerusi) yang telah dipersetujui oleh Pengerusi BN Sabah dan Pengerusi GRS.

"Formula itu telah dicapai tetapi akan diumumkan oleh Bung Moktar dan Hajiji. Pengumuman akan dibuat oleh mereka pada tarikh yang telah ditetapkan dalam waktu terdekat ini," katanya.



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