Monday, September 15, 2008

Muhyiddin says not quitting /Law Minister Zaid 'tenders resignation'/ Syed Hamid's U-turn on ISA arrests - Malaysiakini


Extractions quoted from Malaysiakini post.

" International Trade and Industry Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today he has no plans to bow to the requests of his cabinet colleague and resign as they have demanded."

" De facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim, who today tendered his resignation in protest against the arrests of three people under the Internal Security Act last week, was among those who asked Muhyiddin to resign if he was unhappy with Abdullah."

“I am a minister. I am a politician. If I start to interfere, then people will say I have a political motive. It will send the wrong signal. I cannot interfere. This has to be done in accordance with the police exercise of their powers,” he had said."

" Technically, the police are empowered to detain a person under the ISA for the initial 60-day period. The subsequent two-year detention order must be signed by the home minister.

The police force, nevertheless, comes under the jurisdiction of Syed Hamid as the home minister."

Disputing who should take the lead, let us have a general examination the the above personalities.

Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin :
a. A senior member in the ruling party of UMNO and holding 3rd position in the hierachy.
b. An elected representative and a senior cabinet member in AAB administration.
c. Lately quite vocal on the current situation including money politics in UMNO.
d. Perceived to command reasonable supporters in UMNO.

Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar :
a. A senior member and a Supreme Council member.
b. An elected representative and a senior cabinet member in AAB administration.
c. Deem weak in his tasks as Home Affairs Minister and be more accountable to all agencies under the ministry.

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim :
a. A controversial UMNO member and was once suspended and currently does not hold any post at any level in UMNO.
b. An appointed Senator and was appointed a Minister in the Prime Minister Department overseeing the legal portfolio.
c. Seems outspoken on selected issues.

Referring to the above who MUST actually quit? They are all only subordinates to the administration so the questions to the above question are as follows:

i. Who should control them?
ii. Are their actions tantamount to indisciplined?
iii. Do all these polemics, demeaned the integrity of the government?
iv. Who should be responsible for all these actions and what contribute the outburst?

So, who must actually quit????


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