There are two deputy prime ministers, one for Umno and one for GPS. It is certainly not the cabinet of PH but formed on the basis of a unity government.
Without the support of Umno, PH would not have formed the government.
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was given the post of deputy prime minister.
Without the provision of such a post, there was no way the unity government could have elicited the cooperation of Umno. It seems a small price to be paid for political stability.
Political decision-making is ultimately is about making compromises under extenuating circumstances. This was what Anwar did. He might have detractors on this matter.
PH component party DAP won 40 parliamentary seats. But unfortunately, the party was only given four cabinet posts.
The post of Human Resources minister was given to V. Sivakumar, a DAP member from Perak.
Despite the number of Indian MPs in PH, Indians seem under represented in the cabinet.
Hopefully, Anwar can rectify this by giving other appointments to Indian representatives from PH.
It should not not be forgotten the Indian support for PH was overwhelming in the recent GE15.
There may be criticisms that cabinet appointments are not balanced and somewhat skewed. I don’t think that there is going to be a perfect cabinet composition.
Unlike a political coalition or political party, a unity government based on the conglomeration of interests had to carefully weigh the interests of all parties before arriving at a decision on the composition of the cabinet.
If they lack the performance, they can be replaced by the prime minister of the day.