Friday, November 17, 2006

Muhammad Taib sworn in as senator

Former Menteri Besar of Selangor, Tan Sri Muhammad bin Mohd Taib, sworn in as senator in Parliament today.
Muhammad Taib resigned as Menteri Besar of Selangor on April 14, 1997, on the morning when I was supposed to move a no confidence motion against him in the Selangor State Assembly.
He was earlier arrested in Brisbane for failing to declare the currency worth approximately RM2.4 million at the Brisbane Airport upon his arrival in December 1996. He resisted for almost 5 months but eventually had to quit to avoid the no confidence motion which would cause embarrassment to UMNO and the government.
His return to the government is actually a belated one. Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had wanted him to come back to the cabinet through the appointment as senator in the last cabinet reshuffle to strengthen his power base especially in Selangor. However, Abdullah's plan faced strong objection from Mahathir and Abdullah gave in then.
The real fight is now on.


Anonymous said...

I am doubt with the leadership of our PM... why a person with such a bad record can still be appointed as a senator? I thought a leader shd have a good record so that he/she can be an example to the public? or my concept is wrong?

Mr. Smith said...

Kits blog has been suspended. That's what it says when I log into his blog. What's happening?

Anonymous said...

I voted for the BN in the last election. My wifey did not agree with my vote but she respected that. I was thinking maybe PM can improve the state of affairs in M'sia. Looking at the current state of affairs, now my wifey can laugh at me (even though she has not yet). Sob sob.

Anonymous said...

I am very dissappointed that this is happening. There are other people who are more suited for the job - folks who are honest, effective, efficient and who really understand what it means to be a public servant.