Datuk Hishammudin Said : will be brought into Cabinet meeting, do not agree with the reason of arrest of the reporter.
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok :no sufficient reason for arrest.
Subramaniam : will bring bad impression.
Ong Tee Keat : shall repeal ISA.
Ong Ka Chuan : to consult the member of Cabinet and/or BN first.
Liow Tiong Lai : Do not agree that the civilian is arrested to be protected.
Zaid Ibrahim resigned from his ministrial post after criticising the arrest under ISA.
This shows that the matter was not brought to the Cabinet's meeting. When a matter is not deliberated in the Cabinet meeting, it is upon decision of one person/persons, how can the whole Cabinet be imposed with such duty? Collective Responsibility (CR) in my opinion is only applicable when one matter is duly discussed and deliberated in the Cabinet meeting and the although do not receive unanimous agreement but passed by the Cabinet meeting with decision to proceed. Then those who are members to the Cabinet cannot latter said that he do not agree with the decision in public eventhough he/she was absence during the previous meeting. This is what we called "Collective Responsibilty".
From the reading in papers we realised that so many ministers had voiced their concerned also indicated that the matter was not discussed in the Cabinet. If it is not discussed in the Cabinet, what collective responsibility does it mean? Reason given and granted by Datuk Syed Hamid seems to suggest that he does not know the meaning of CR.
If your own collegue is unaware of the action of you, what CR do you want to imposed on them? Is it fair for other to share the responsibility when the action was taken unilaterally by you? Please rationale it properly.
6 days ago