TRUTH be told, it's certainly not the perfect Cabinet line-up. It's likely that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was pulled from all sides, including by some powerful figures who insisted on their choices of Cabinet representatives.
The Prime Minister took a longer time than expected to finalise his list since party members and partners in his unity government bombarded his phone with messages and suggestions.
Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.