Friday May 17, 2013
Anwar criticises new Cabinet line-up at rally
JOHOR BARU: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has criticised the new Cabinet line-up, questioning the decision to pick Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. JOHOR BAHRU : ANWAR MENGKRITIK BARISAN KABINET BARU DAN MEMPERSOALKAN KEPUTUSAN MELANTIK PENGERUSI HINDRAF SEBAGAI TIMBALAN MENTERI DI JPM.
"Waythamoorthy has previously rejected some of the core points of the country's Constitution and his party is basically the Indian version of Perkasa," the Opposition Leader said, pointing out that both Perkasa and Hindraf were "extremist parties". "WAYTHAMOORTHY DAHULUNYA MENOLAK ASAS PERLEMBAGAAN DAN PARTINYA ADALAH 'PERKASA' VERSI INDIA" SAMBIL MENYEBUT PERKASA DAN HINDRAF SEBAGAI PARTI PELAMPAU.
Anwar said that instead of Waythamoorthy, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should have appointed "a Bangladeshi deputy minister instead" in reference to claims by the Opposition that groups of Bangladeshis and other foreigners were brought in to vote for Barisan Nasional during the general election. ANWAR BERKATA, SEPATUTNYA NAJIB MELANTIK BANGLA SEBAGAI TIMBALAN MENTERI MERUJUK KEPADA TUDUHAN PEMBANGKANG BAHAWA BANGLA DIGUNAKAN UNTUK MENGUNDI BN.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, who also spoke at the event, said he felt sorry for Umno Youth chief and Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin who was appointed Youth and Sports Minister. LIM KIT SIANG PULA BERASA KASIHAN APABILA KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN HANYA DILANTIK MENTERI BELIA DAN SUKAN.
"I am no friend of Khairy's but it is unfair to him that he is put in charge of one of the most minor posts in the Cabinet," he said, adding that Khairy was an Oxford University graduate and deserved better. "SAYA BUKAN KAWAN DIA, TAPI TAK ADIL UNTUK DIA DILANTIK KE JAWATAN KECIL DALAM KABINET" SAMBIL MENAMBAH KHAIRY SEBAGAI LULUSAN OXFORD DAN LAYAK MENDAPAT JAWATAN LEBIH BAIK DARI ITU.