So, by handing over the MOF to Najib now and taking MinDef for himself, Pak Lah:
- Can blame Najib for the difficulties the country will be facing when the waves of economic turmoil hit our country in earnest.
- Faces low risk of Najib using MOF's vaunted financial 'muscle' as all the money has already been allocated/promised to Pak Lah's friends and family.
- Can have direct access to the army, which he will probably need some day to remain PM forever!
So as usual, the swapping of ministries between Pak Lah and Najib is to benefit Pak Lah, not the country! But at least Pak Lah has made one Freudian slip... he's admitting he can't handle the economy at a time of crisis... ehm, he can handle the economy at all mah?