With my recent appointment as a Senator and Cabinet member that is going to increase the demands on my time. I will still, however, put aside some time to continue to Blog my views and opinions as I have been doing so for a while now.
Understandably, while in the past I was free to espouse my personal views, now I have to be cautious of what constitutes personal view and what is the official government line or policy. People would certainly interpret what I say as being the view of the government rather than that being my personal view.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, for his confidence in appointing me to the Cabinet and I will definitely perform my duties to the best of my abilities as what will be expected of me.
Malaysia faces many challenges ahead with the political crisis in the Middle East and the economic crisis in Europe, which can only have negative repercussions on countries like ours. On the home front we have our own crises and this is not confined to just political.
The Prime Minister is going to require a strong and able team to help him navigate Malaysia through the next three years of global turmoil. I hope to be able to be a contributor to that effort so that we can emerge from 2020 a much stronger nation than many perceive we will be.