Monday, May 11, 2009

How to make money from the new Cabinet Ministers?

I have noticed that Ahmad bin Maslan, the new deputy minister in PM department and United Malay National Organisation's head of information bureau has been given a lot of space and air time in the local main-stream media, which are all owned by United Malay National Organisation, Malaysia Chinese Association and their BN friends.

I am not sure how to make some good proposals to Ahmad to further enhance his shining star images to greater heights. There are a lot of improvements to be done to ensure his charisma can charm not only United Malay National Organisation members but other non-members as well.

By reading the below excerpt, I may have some ideas to make a fortune and I will not share with anybody....he he he.

The below piece from Citizen Nades

THE spin-doctors and "artistes" have started working and performing tricks. The movers and the shakers have established their grounds and the money is set to be rolling out soon.

Already, there are proposals on the desks of some ministers including a web-TV for "activities of the ministry". Another is a project to "enhance the image of the ministry in the eyes of the public". These two are within my knowledge. I do not know how many other "projects" or "proposals" that have been sent to the ministers since they took office about a month ago.

What is the message? Nothing has changed or will change until those entrusted with funds are bold enough to stand up and say: Enough is enough and there is no need to waste colossal sums of taxpayers’ money on syiok sendiri projects. But will they stand up to their bosses, who may or may not have some links with those who come with glossy proposals and the "benefits"?

Already, middlemen and purveyors of projects have arranged for "meetings" with the media, a way off showing their contacts, skills and talents they possess. But what the ministers must note is that the middlemen were selective in the choice of journalists and editors – it was restricted to (helpful) friends and acquaintances – not the people who write the "real" stuff. Don’t say that you were not forewarned when the s*** hits the fan!

UAE Cabinet Reshuffle

Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree approving a Cabinet reshuffle in which Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, while Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is now Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs.

Shaikh Khalifa approved the Cabinet reshuffle, proposed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in which Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, has also been appointed as Minister of Education while Dr Hanif Hassan Ali has been moved to the Ministry of Health.

The new Cabinet includes:

  1. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Defence.
  2. Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
  3. Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
  4. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance.
  5. Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  6. Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  7. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works.
  8. Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade.
  9. Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs.
  10. Mohammad Bin Dhaen Al Hamli, Minister of Energy.
  11. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri , Minister of Economy.
  12. Mariam Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs.
  13. Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education.
  14. Dr Hanif Hassan Ali, Minister of Health.
  15. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.
  16. Saqr Gobash, Minister of Labour.
  17. Dr Mohammad Anwar Gargash , Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs.
  18. Dr Hadef Bin Jua’an Al Daheri, Minister of Justice.
  19. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water.
  20. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer , Minister of State for Financial Affairs. Dr Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State.
  21. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State.