What Cabinet reshuffle? People are talking about it already, that Prime Minister Najib Razak will 'streamline' his Cabinet after Hari Raya. A minor one... and the guessing game makes me quite excited as well.
Some say Pemuda Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin will be given a seat in the minor shakeup. I know many people are against him for 'being the son-in-law' of former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (ha ha ha...) but its the prerogative rights of the Prime Minister to include KJ if he wants. After all, KJ is said to has done a good job in rallying Pemuda members behind him.
Rumormongers also help Najib, in a way or another, by hitting out at Minister at the PM's Department Nor Mohamed Yakcop, hoping for him to face the axe.
Who else? Nazri Aziz? Hmmm.... that's unlikely. No matter how much controversy he creates, he is a survivor.
However, I dont care. My main focus is the Home Ministry. It is high time for the portfolio to go back to the Prime Minister. That's the tradition we had since Independence.
Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the last premier to hold that important portfolio. When Pak Lah took over, he 'gave it away' and took over the Finance Minister position instead.
Dr Mahathir was forced to hold the Finance portfolio after the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim. I guess at that particular time, nobody else was fit to replace Anwar. However, Pak Lah failed to recognise the importance of such a portfolio to be put under him.
And Najib follow suit. He was more keen to become a Finance Minister at the same time when there is/are candidates suitable for that post. He too fails to identify the significant of holding the Home Minister portfolio while expediting his duty as a Prime Minister.
I dont want to say anything about Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. While many say he is not a performer and doesnt fit well into that position, some quarters say he is doing okay. So, better leave it to Najib's discretion.
Whatever it is, Najib should take care of the Home Ministry!