Reshuffle - DCM rotation system
Kota Kinabalu, March 24, 2011: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP)
Secretary-General Datuk Richard Yong We Kong said the so-called minor
reshuffle of the State cabinet seems like a Chinese Deputy Chief
Minister Rotation system.
"The frequent changes of the post of Deputy Chief Minister from one to
another and another once a year in the last three years has nothing to
do with effective leadership and representation of the Chinese
community in the cabinet.
"Now that party Gerakan has been confirmed to keep its two ministers in
the Sabah cabinet it seems that KL based parties having 9 out of the 12
members of the cabinet. The KL based parties now have more ministerial
posts in the State government then the local based parties.
"UMNO holding 7 ministerial posts, Gerakan has 2 cabinet ministers, PBS
holding 2 ministerial posts while UPKO got only one cabinet minister.
LDP the oldest BN member in Sabah now reduced to no cabinet
representation even though they have won all seats contested in the
last elections compared to Gerakan which did not have to contest any
seats at all.
"Instead of squabbling over posts and positions, the state cabinet and
government should strive to work out solutions to solve the many
pressing problems facing Sabah," Richard said.
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