Opposition Does NOT Have To Announce Shadow Cabinet


There are calls by many quarters for the Opposition to announce a shadow cabinet. These are foolish demands by vested interest parties who knows nothing of political parties setting up a cabinet.

I don’t believe the Opposition needs to do that for the federal cabinet or for BN to announce one for Selangor.

It is definitely too premature to announce a cabinet because we don’t know how the GE13 results will turn out. How many seats will each party win? Will the intended leadership personalities win their seats?

Why put the cart before the horse? Even in the US Presidential elections, the only known role is the so-called shadow Vice President, the presidential candidate’s running mate.

President Obama only appointed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State after he won the presidential election as with his “cabinet”.

So why is everybody clamoring for Pakatan Rakyat to announce a shadow cabinet? Maybe there are other parties that need to join forces to form the government. We shouldn’t think that there are only BN or PR only in the next GE13. We shouldn’t assume PR will win or BN will lose.

This is politics and being in the controlling seat for so long, the BN will certainly know what they must do.

We will also see many parties standing for election in the next GE. Especially in Sabah and we shouldn’t be surprised that many so-called 3rd Force parties will pop into the scene.

Regardless, this shadow cabinet call by anyone is totally premature and unnecessary. We can be certain that if the occassion arises after GE13, whoever wins the majority seats can and must form the best possible cabinet.

Let’s let this matter rest!

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