ANALYSIS The thumping victory of the Sarawak BN in the state election of May 7 raised expectations of some changes in the Sarawak cabinet.
But if Chief Minister Adenan Satem raised expectations of a more inclusive cabinet, hopes were dashed when the line-up appeared to be largely based on which parties did the best, with deputy chief minister posts thrown in as an added bonus.
"If you look at the line-up, the biggest winner in the last election was PBB. You can see that with seven ministers from the party and then they get an additional DCM post, that’s unprecedented,"
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Institute of Malaysian and International Studies senior fellow Faisal Hazis said.