The bone of contention in the Tanjung Piai by-election says PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the DAP.
After that, he says there will be a cabinet reshuffle. It is logical to think that Dr Mahathir intends to move the DAP ministers around to punish the DAP.
If Dr Mahathir believes the DAP was the reason for the massive slap in Johor, then the party of Lim Kit Siang got to be punished.
Will Mahathir move the Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng to another ministry?
The Islamists from the PAS believe so. They think Lim will be given the post of Minister of Transport.
Harakah Daily says Lim is responsible for some fiery statements that were controversial. Thus he must be removed from MOF.
It has been part of the Umno-PAS campaign to have a Malay as Minister of Finance. They say the Malays are not comfortable with a Chinese of Finance.
This will be the first of a series of implementation of the opposition’s requests to Dr Mahathir.
Mahathir says he is the only one who can decide on the cabinet reshuffle he promised. He also says he needed the approval of the PH component parties for that.
He got the approval, a unanimous approval. Now he can move and strike.
The other minister’s who may face the axe or will be moved to other ministries are apparently the following:
Dr Mazslee Malik, Rina Mohd Harun, M Kula Segaran, Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa dan P Waytha Moorthy.