In the aftermath of the 12th GE that saw the major losses of the MCA, Gerakan and MIC, it is time for these parties to do what failing companies do - consider the M&A route and convince UMNO to take them in as partners in the changed political landscape.
It will also reduce the headache of any future PM who now has to juggle with so many component parties to produce the world-beating Cabinet numbers. Granting Cabinet posts by numbers just to appease the numerous parties does not create an efficient or effective Cabinet. The concept of meritocracy should be applied more judiciously.
It is pertinent to note that all the three party Presidents have declined a Cabinet post. Could it be they fully realise the futility of stemming the tide of the liberated Malaysian mind?