Malaysiakini’s latest news stated that DPM Najib has been made minister of Finance. in exchange, Pak lah is taking over the Ministry of defence.
On the surface, this seems to confirm what most analysts are thinking; that the transition plan in UMNo will be brought forward in an attempt to ward off external threat posed by Pakatan and internal threat by Muhydeen.
It is like trading “gold” in exchange of “guns” :), and this is not necessary a bad thing for Pak lah. Now that Ministry of defence is under Pak Lah, it will in a way strengthen his position if he plays his cards well. And if indeed Pakatan is not playing bluff and has enough MPs to form the government, a Ministry of defence under the gentlemanly Pak Lah would be able to ensure a smooth transfer of power.
I see it as a good thing that the 2 swap places, but hopefully the ‘golds’ would be well ‘guarded’ and ‘well spent’ to ensure a better growth for Malaysian economy.