PAS , a member of the Pakatan government of Selangor, is objecting to the appointment of LOW Siew MOi as the acting head of PKNS.
The Menteri Besar , Tan Sri Khalid, had, according to MalaysianInsider, told PAS that Low is appointed because of her professionalism and administrative ability.
If that is the case, why should PAS object to it?I have a question to ask PAS and I hope they can give a truthful answer: Is it because of her ethnicity or gender? I really hope not!
If anyone is good, he or she should be promoted based on meritocracy. I hope Tan Sri Khalid will not waver and let this lady try out for at least a year, to see how she copes with her duty.
One of the reasons why the country is facing a brain drain problems is the perception among certain sections of the people that there seems to be an unwritten rule that the heads of government departments or government linked corporations or sports teams or any councils etc must be headed by someone from a certain ethnic group only. Whether such perception is right or wrong, it has led to many talented people going overseas to seek jobs. Pakatan would do well to do away this perception.
I have mentioned before, immediately after MArch 8, that if Pakatan can really govern well in a multiracial manner in the 5 states that it has won, it would not only be certain of victory in the next general election, but it would force the old culture of race based politics in Malaysia to change to a non racial one.