Kerajaan pengkhianat dan penyamun bersama ?.. Cara tanganinya...
Muhyiddin terus dilanda masalah...
Dua menteri bekas kerajaan PH Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad dan Salahuddin Ayub sedang cuba didekati oleh broker politik untuk mengajak mereka bersama Muhyiddin membentuk kerajaan tidak cukup nombor itu.
Kecek-kecek dan rayuan kepada kedua bekas menteri itu dijalankan sendiri para pemuka kerajaan yang masih dibentuk itu. Mereka memuji kemampuan dan sikap sedarhana kedua menteri itu. Pujukan dilakukan dengan pelbagai cara termasuk melalui pintu dapur rumah bekas menteri itu.
Sebenarnya tidak menjadi masalah kalau kedua menteri daripada Amanah itu hendak diguna pakai. Tetapi caranya bukan begitu. Mereka sama sekali tidak akan mengkhianati parti mereka.
Jika mereka ikhlas untuk guna pakai khidmat mereka, Muhyiddin boleh bercantum dengan Amanah, berada dalam PH seperti sebelum ini. Pengembalian semula Muhyiddin itu secara tidak langsung sebagai apolegetik atas apa yang berlaku. Rasanya rakyat tidak akan marah kepadanya.
Dalam pada itu apabila bekas menteri itu cuba diperdaya, bermakna Muhyiddin masih bermasalah untuk membentuk kerajaanya. Kalau tidak ada masalah, untuk apa diganggu lagi kawan yang dikencing itu. Percayalah kalau setakat hanya mengambil Salahuddin dan Dr Dzulkefly, kedudukan Muhyiddin masih lagi belum selamat dan stabil, kerana untuk menstabilan kedudukannya Muhyiddin memerlukan sekurang-kurang 20 suara atau kerusi lagi.
Harap perkembangan ini ia bukan menunjukkan Muhyiddin sedang dilanda kekesalan tetapi ia kerja broker yang nakal? - mso
Kenapa Muhyiddin dalam dilema.
Saya jangka Muhyidin tak nak lantik Zahid Hamidi dan Hishamudin, tapi UMNO mesti bantah sebab Zahid ialah Presiden mereka... Saya juga jangka Muhyidin tak nak lantik orang PAS dalam kabinet sebaliknya lebih berminat untuk lantik MP Amanah... Sebab memang tak ada pun MP PAS yang layak jadi menteri.
Tapi MP Amanah akan tolak tawaran jadi menteri kalau ada orang UMNO dalam kabinet. Amanah tak boleh terima UMNO, UMNO tak boleh terima DAP... PAS tak boleh terima Amanah. Gitu sifirnya.
Zahid Hamidi dah bergaduh dengan PAS berebut jawatan dan kuasa.... Padahal Muhyidin tu PM dari Bersatu, apa hal pulak PAS dan UMNO yang gaduh...?
Dengar cerita, semalam Muhyidin pergi jumpa Tun, bincang untuk tubuhkan kerajaan dengan PH juga.... Muhyidin mahu lantik orang Amanah dan DAP jadi menteri, terpaksa.... Belah sana dia dah terperangkap rapat ke bucu dinding, tak boleh pergi dah.....
Masalahnya, macam mana Zahid nak ambik orang UMNO tapi dalam masa yang sama dia tak nak Zahid dan Hishamuddin, sedangkan Zahid adalah Presiden UMNO.... Masalah kedua tentang PAS... Siapa yang boleh diambil jadi menteri, dan nak letak di kementerian apa... Semuanya tak layak.
Jalan terbaik, Muhyidin kena rujuk balik dengan PH, tapi di pihak PH pun ada masalah untuk terima cadangan ini.... Hati pemimpin PH sudah cukup terluka dengan tindakan Muhyidin, Azmin, Zuraida dan lain-lain.... Luka di tangan nampak darahnya tapi luka di hati siapa yang tahu... Luka boleh sembuh, tapi parutnya tetap ada.... Tergamaknya diri mu menghiris hati ku, tidakkah di hati mu punya perasaan, sampainya hati muuu.... ops, terbabas. - Umo Bin Othman
Umno tidak mahu gaduh dan parti itu sudah insaf dengan perpecahan. Umno katanya melihat isu pengisian timbalan Muhyiddin boleh menyebabkan gabungan belum luruh pusat itu berpecah.
Disebabkan ramai yang terliur dengan jawatan itu, terutamanya Azmin Ali dan Hishamumuddin di pihak Zaid Hamidi katanya sedia memberi laluan kepada Abdul Hadi Awang sebagai jalan tengah.
"Ustaz Hadi lebih sesuai atas sifatnya sebagai ulama, dan jika beliau berada disitu beliau boleh memimpin kami semua," demikian kata satu sumber yang dekat dengan Zahid.
Tambah sumber itu lagi Zahid tidak ada masalah kalau Hadi yang jadi TPM bukannya calon-calon lain. "Kalau calon lain sukar sedikitlah..." ujar sumber itu.
Dalam pada itu, sumber itu menyebut apa diharapkan Zahid kini dia akan dibersihan dari segala tuduhan di mahkamah. "Tumpuan Zahid kini memberishkan diri," tambah sumber itu.
Dipercayai kompromi itu juga sudah diketahui Pas apabila hari ini Hadi dilaporkan berkata dia tidak akan menolak jika jawatan TPM itu diserahkan kepadanya. Sebelum ini Hadi berkeras mengatakan dia berjuang untuk bela rakyat bukan untuk jawatan.
Dalam pada itu Azmin Ali yang juga mengidam jawatan itu boleh menerima Abdul Hadi kerana Hadi selama ini banyak memberi nasihat dan tunjuk ajar dari kaedah agama bagaimana untuk jadi seorang pemimpin yang baik. - mso
Murid kerap ponteng sekolah nak dilantik jadi penolong ketua kelas. Samalah nak dilantik orang tua kerap ponteng mesyuarat untuk jadi TPM. Boleh percayakah...- f/bk
How Mahathir lost the plot...
In May 2018, Dr Mahathir Mohamad was in the grand ballroom of a Sheraton hotel near Kuala Lumpur, jubilantly announcing his return as prime minister after defeating an alliance that had run the country for 60 years.
Less than two years later, the coalition assembled by the 94-year-old crumbled in the same hotel, as members of his party held meetings with their former opponents that eventually led to his downfall.
Mahathir has shaped Malaysia like no other politician since the Southeast Asian nation became independent, with a 22-year stint as prime minister that started in 1981 and then a second term after his historic return two years ago. It's not clear, given his age, if he can pull off another comeback.
The political machinations that led to Mahathir's resignation were started several months ago with his knowledge, the aim being to block his former deputy and rival-turned-ally Anwar Ibrahim from taking power, more than a dozen sources told Reuters. The timing went awry, said the sources, who had direct knowledge of the events but declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject.
In the ensuing turmoil, Mahathir was outplayed by colleagues and close allies, including Muhyiddin Yassin, who took the premiership, the sources said. He was also rebuffed by the country’s powerful sultans, from whom the king is chosen by rotation.
Spokesmen for Mahathir, Anwar and Muhyiddin did not respond to requests for comment on this story. Anwar was deputy prime minister under Mahathir in the 1990s and was seen as his successor-in-waiting in a government led by Umno.
In 1998, they disagreed on how to tackle the Asian financial crisis and fell out. Anwar was sacked, and he launched a 'Reformasi' (reform) movement to end Umno’s race-based governance that favoured the country's Malay majority.
In an astonishing U-turn two years ago, the two came together to form the reformist Pakatan Harapan to oust Najib Razak's Umno government. Under a pre-election agreement, Anwar was to take over as prime minister from Mahathir. It was not specified when.
However, in recent months, Mahathir was not convinced his former deputy would be able to command a majority, sources said. He was also facing pressure from aides who said the alliance's fortunes were slipping because of Malay anger against the presence of the Chinese-dominated DAP in its fold.
Initially, "the main goal of everyone was to stop Anwar," said one source close to Muhyiddin. That would help dismantle the multiethnic Harapan alliance and fashion a government more aligned with the Muslim Malays.
Muhyiddin and Mohamed Azmin Ali, then a member of Anwar's party, reached out last year to Umno and Islamist party PAS, both in the opposition, to explore chances for a realignment, sources close to Mahathir and Muhyiddin said. Mahathir was aware of the talks and did not object, they said.
Mahathir however refused to work with all Umno leaders, especially former prime minister Najib, who is on trial for corruption. Azmin did not respond to requests for comment. Najib told Reuters on Wednesday discussions for a new coalition had been going on for months.
The original plan had been to make a move after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Malaysia in November - and put the question of Anwar's premiership to parliament in the expectation it would be voted down, sources said.
But things came to a head-on Feb 21 when Anwar's supporters challenged Mahathir at a meeting to set a date to hand over. One source with knowledge of the matter described the tone of the demand as "uncouth", leaving Mahathir furious.
In response, Mahathir's allies moved up their plan and summoned their potential new partners to a dinner at the Sheraton hotel on Feb 23. In the so-called "Sheraton Move", members of Mahathir's Bersatu party and Umno joined in a very public show of the changes afoot.
Umno leaders told reporters the Harapan coalition had fallen and they backed Mahathir for prime minister. Anwar said in a Facebook broadcast that he was betrayed. But Mahathir had not been at the Sheraton and was adamantly against the plan since it involved all of Umno, including Najib. What nobody expected was that he would simply resign as prime minister the next day, Feb 24.
In tears, Mahathir told Anwar and other Pakatan coalition partners that he no longer had his own party's support and was not behind the moves to partner with Umno, sources familiar with the discussions said.
From the shadows
In a counter-move, Mahathir offered to lead a unity government with whoever would join. He wanted no party affiliations, a move his detractors thought would give unilateral control. The reactions were swift. Umno and PAS called for early elections. Anwar said he was now the Pakatan coalition's candidate for prime minister.
When it became clear that Mahathir's national unity plan was not gaining support, a new candidate for prime minister emerged from his Bersatu party: Muhyiddin.
"He says politics is more important than principles," Mahathir said of Muhyiddin later, referring to his willingness to partner with all of Umno.
Muhyiddin had long been overshadowed by his contemporaries Anwar and Najib. He had been fired by Najib as deputy premier in 2015 for criticising alleged corruption.
Amid the turmoil, King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah began consultations with all 222 lawmakers to find a candidate for prime minister.
By now, momentum was building behind Muhyiddin and people close to Mahathir began switching sides. The main message from Muhyiddin, sources close to him said, was the importance of building an alliance that did not include Anwar and the Chinese-dominated DAP, long the bogeyman for Malays. Mahathir went back to his old alliance with Anwar that agreed to support him for premier but it was too late.
Later that day, the king, after consulting with the council of sultans, announced Muhyiddin was the man likely to be able to command a majority in parliament. Mahathir cried foul and complained that he could show that he had majority support. The palace said nothing.
In a sign of where some royal sentiment lay, the crown prince of the powerful sultanate of Johor posted a picture of himself on Instagram, saying "Who's your daddy now?" Mahathir had taunted the prince last year as "a little boy."
Mahathir kept trying to contact the king, who would not take his calls, one source close to Mahathir said. Less than an hour before Muhyiddin was sworn in, Mahathir conceded that he would have to leave the prime minister's office, at least for now.
"The king has made a decision not to see me anymore," he said. "I cannot communicate with the palace." - Reuters
So far, with the exception of Singapore and Indonesia, NONE of the World leaders have congratulated the #BacksidePM @ #BogusPM on his success in becoming a CorruptBackDoor PM8.
The dubious legitimacy of Muhyiddin’s surprise backdoor government has caused most of the world to take time to respond to the sudden arrival of PM8. Foreign governments have remained largely silent so far, for example, when it comes to the standard congratulations normally accorded the new leader of a major country.
Malaysia is a significant member of the Commonwealth yet it is being noted that few of its fellow members, including Britain, have formally even acknowledged the government of PM8.
By contrast, an embarrassing question was this morning raised on the floor of the UK House of Commons by a Northern Ireland MP, Jim Shannon, asking about the threat to freedom of religion in Malaysia now that PAS and its extremist leadership had become part of the ruling coalition?
“Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as Malaysia’s 8th prime minister on Sunday morning leading to political unrest. Rhetoric against non-Muslims has escalated following the change in prime minister and radical Muslim groups are being emboldened to propose that the new government pursue an agenda that will significantly limit the right of freedom of religion or belief in Malaysia. Will the leader of the House make a statement on this urgent and very pressing mater?” (Jim Shannon MP 5/3/20 Commons TV clip below)
Parliamentary question about new Malaysian Govt in UK...The Leader of the House, Jacob Rees Mogg, then proceeded to make a statement expressing concern that the right of all people to freedom of religion and beliefs must be respected in all countries.
So far, this appears to have been the only official public response by Britain to the arrival of the new government which has yet to test its numbers in the Malaysian parliament, itself shockingly postponed from sitting for two months in what is widely believed to be a desperate attempt to build a sufficient majority.
The reticence of the international community will not have been helped by the confirmation by Anwar Ibrahim last night that shortly before the coup he was himself approached by UMNO to lead the backdoor power grab. He says he declined at which point the offer seems to have been passed to Muhyiddin.
This means, as everyone knows, that the country is now being led by a leader who has ditched his own party coalition, under whose winning banner he fought the last election, to head up a rag bag of minority opposition parties, that are mainly led by individuals facing multiple criminal charges in court for looting the country under their previous term of government.
The rest of this back door coalition is propped up by 18 radical PAS MPs, who have already indicated under their notoriously intolerant leader, Hadi Awang, that they want to introduce Hudud law and keep non-Muslims out of all decision making positions in Malaysia.
International disapproval is a major concern for this trading nation that has depended on its friendly reputation and strong alliances. The stock market has already plummeted in response to the uncertainty and upheaval.
Muhyiddin’s biggest problem of all however, as the stock market continues to plummet and coronavirus takes a grip on the population, is the credibility gap caused by his failure to prove his numbers and his decision to postpone parliament.
Former prime minister Mahathir, who has publicly shown the list of 113 names he says give him the majority instead, claims that PM8 misled the Agong as to the level of his support and is now dodging parliament.
Sharks turn on one another?
Not only does Muhyiddin appear short of numbers, but those who have agreed to sign up to the backdoor coalition appear deeply disunited with clashing immediate agendas. The fact that after several days the new PM has yet to announce any appointments or his cabinet is a telling reflection of the rumours of discord that have begun to emerge.
The discord was predictable. Muhyiddin’s early statement that he was aiming for a ‘clean government’ ruled out half the leading lights of the largest party in his coalition, UMNO. Its leaders Zahid, Najib, Musa Aman and Treasurer Tengku Adnan are all in the midst of mind-boggling corruption trials that are all proceeding through the courts, as is Najib’s wife Rosmah. Yesterday, Najib smugly announced he expected a more congenial form of treatment from the courts going forward.
Meanwhile, the PM’s key allies PAS are disliked by most in Malaysia for their rank intolerance of anyone outside their own ranks and for their constant hypocrisies. The leader of PAS Hadi has endorsed ‘lying’ as acceptable to Allah as long as it assists his own political party.
Muhyiddin’s fellow PH traitor, PKR’s Azmin Ali, will also be expecting a key role in government, yet voices from the other two parties have started to point out that both men lead few personal followers in the coalition and should not expect to drive it.
Clearly, the two had originally promised more MPs than either have actually brought to the table, and the resulting resentment amongst the larger parties who risked their credibility in this venture seems to have started to show.
PM8 is a man in remission from a virulent disease. He doesn’t need this sort of stress, but for now there seems no way out it, given the mess he chose to step into – having appeared to have given the matter far too little advance thought. - SR
Tahniah Tan Sri Idrus Harun di atas perlantikan sebagai AG baru.
Tan Sri Idrus juga merupakan abang kepada pengerusi SPR, Datuk Azhar Harun.
Who's next? Hopefully he stays...