Latest headline today from Malaysiakini:
Najib takes over as finance minister
Beh Lih Yi | Sep 17, 08 2:16pm
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today said he would pass his finance portfolio to his deputy Najib Abdul Razak, while he takes over as defence minister.
For what-eh-va reason it is, i’m finding myself laughing out loud over this news. What difference does it make by swapping post between two of them? And without explaining in details, what benefits will this change bring to the current administration? Will Abdullah be able to serve his role better as a prime minister by relinguishing his post as finance minister? Will there be any problems during the transition period, making things more unefficient? Are we going to see more submarine deals in future? Why the sudden timing of this change of roles? Too bad, RPK is not around to give his 2 cents, but to me, it’s merely like swapping a sleeping chicken with a Mongolian chicken, end of the day, both of ’em are still chickens and it won’t change anything…