TTF: Azmin just confirmed that Pakatan Harapan has no intention whatsoever of honouring its pre-electoral pledge never to make political appointments to government linked entities (see news item below).
What this means, is that the pledge had all along been a fake and was yet another ploy contrived by PH leaders to con Malaysians into supporting them.
That’s not all.
Azmin’s statement brings to question the 2nd of August 2018 sacking of nine directors from agencies linked to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
According to its minister, Syed Saddiq, the sackings were due to these directors being ‘political appointees’.
Syed insisted that the move was in accordance with PH’s manifesto never to make political appointments to government linked entities.
So how is Syed wriggle his way out of this one?
Will he now reinstate the nine directors or show us proof that they were never qualified to hold the offices they were entrusted with by the previous Barisan Nasional government?
KUALA LUMPUR: Political appointees will only be considered for the board of government-linked companies (GLCs) if they have merits based on skills and qualifications, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
“In my opinion, we agree that there will be no political rewards in the GLCs, but not in the context that politicians cannot hold any post.
“This is because there are politicians who are professionals – accountants, engineers and architects – who can contribute towards the development of GLCs, but we are giving priority to the professionals,” he said.
He told reporters this after the opening ceremony of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce’s new executive office here today.
On another note, Azmin said the level of business confidence in Malaysian economy was on the rise.
“In terms of the percentage increase in foreign direct investment after the election, it is very encouraging.
“I do not have the details at the moment, but the Finance Ministry has issued a statement recently on the value of investments that has been realised in Malaysia, post-election, and it is very encouraging,” he said.
He cited restoring investor confidence as the greatest challenge for the new government.
“I think some of the initiatives taken by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed have restored the confidence in Malaysia’s economy, so we will continue to move on and focus on these initiatives,” he added.
Source: NST Online