18 May 2018
Doctors to Doctors talk
When YAB Tun announced that he would be holding the education ministry and YB Kak Wan the women’s affair, we flipped!
And upon reading this morning’s Star headlines; “Anwar: Ministerial posts for top two not contrary to manifesto” – we double flipped!
Is everyone simply being polite to YAB Tun when he rationalized his masterplan to rejuvenate the Malaysian education system? Didn’t the young Turks, the likes of YBs Dr Dzul, Khalid Samad, Chin Tong, Izzah et al in the political forum who were always loud and dissenting (in a good way) responded to YAB Tun’s plans to revolutionize the learning and teaching of our young minds.
It is as if they were mesmerized by YAB Tun or still in cloud 9 post-GE14 euphoria, or more probably it was like they “tak sampai hati” to speak against an old man’s “dying wish” for his nation’s children and their future.
We, hard core clinicians, maybe politically naive in the bargaining and jostling of political posts in the new cabinet but as far as Tun and Kak Wan are concerned we are clinically convinced on the grounds of “Evidence Based Politics” (EBP) that neither should hold portfolios in the Pakatan Harapan cabinet.
As PM and DPM, they should be the Master Jedis on the “Pakatan Harapan High Council”, mentors of the PH-Padawans, guardians trusted with the fiduciary duty to oversee the new cabinet to ensure the cherished values of Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) of political governance are fully operational.
There are plenty of talents in the PH coalition and our guess is that Tun would be simply spoilt for choice!
And if our reading of Kak Wan is correct, she would not want to stay a minute longer in the cabinet!
Besides, we do not want to gestate another family dynasty in the new PH cabinet – we just rid of one on 9 May 2018.
Dr Musa Mohd Nordin
Damansara Specialist Hospital
Dr Johari Bux
Tung Shin Hospital