Anwar Ibrahim makes a valid statement in parliament. He said with 5 special envoys whose appointments are paid from the PM Dept’s budget, this is a duplication of the country ambassadors under the Min of Foreign Affairs. Anwar says these special envoys, who are all political appointees, like PAS president Hadi Awang are all based in KL. To who are these political envoys responsible to? What is the role of the career diplomats under the Min of Foreign Affairs?
This duplication of ambassadorial positions is a criminal waste of public funds.
Yet the budget of the PM’s Dept was passed by bloc vote today. .
There was a video of a PAS official telling the party supporters, that PAS has a right to ask for appointments to ministerial rank positions like Hadi’s post bcos PAS wants to be represented in Putrajaya in order to carry out its jihad. By giving in to such UMNO and PAS demands for ministerial jobs, Muhyiddin has created the largest cabinet in the world. And we the taxpayers hv to pay for their salaries and perks including official cars and drivers and all the allowances that ministers get.