There is some discussion on whether ministers and other public officials should hold positions in sports associations.
My opinion is that we should not make rules that treat our leaders like small schoolboys to be told on what they can or cannot do.
The real test is whether the minister is able to discharge his duties competently and able to work as a responsible member of the Cabinet that is tasked with allocating and spending billions of the nation’s wealth.
Ministers should be measured by specific job performance and if they do not measure up they should be replaced without too much hesitation or the whole system deteriorates.
Some will argue that the PM too should not be holding so many posts like Finance and Internal Security as lapses in those departments surely means that the PM too is not competent.
Having given my general feeling on not treating ministers like small schoolboys, there could be a case in JB as to why even the City Mayor should not hold outside posts.
This is a series of photos taken in Taman Melodies within a 3km radius of City Hall.
The first photo is a Rukun Tetangga hut that is more than 10 years old. The hut is built next to a large tree and covers a drain that has been obstructed by the building floor.
The second shot is taken to the left of the shed and shows the leaves and rubbish that have collected in the drain.
The third shot is a view of the interior taken through the broken windows. If you look carefully you can see a puddle of dirty stagnant water.
Now do you think that the Ministers of Health and Local Housing should be looking into this serious health hazard?