Updated 10.50am, 11 April 2009
Bernama reported yesterday that Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah described the cabinet as “neat” and capable of restoring the people’s confidence in the Barisan Nasional (BN).
The report also quoted him as saying that changes were inevitable if the BN was to win the people’s hearts and minds.
“The previous cabinet [was] not that neat. We shall see how the new cabinet performs… I truly hope that the new leadership will be able to change things for the better,” he was reported to have said.
He was speaking at the opening of the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Indera Petra 2 Parent-Teacher’s Association annual general meeting on 10 April 2009.
Tengku Razaleigh was cited as saying the new cabinet would be able to strengthen the country’s economy despite the current global economic downturn.
The new leadership should be given the opportunity to bring changes, he was reported to have said. Tengku Razaleigh offered to contest the Umno presidency in the recently-concluded party polls but could only manage one nomination from the Gua Musang Umno division.