Mahathir Cannot See the Irony in Asking PAS to State Their Choice for PM!

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There is something seriously wrong with those in the DAP-led Pakatan opposition camp when Tun Mahathir (their self proclaimed ‘top dog’) asked PAS to state their choice for Prime Minister.

Is Tun Mahathir’s memory so short that Pakatan Harapan has just only recently produced his name (Tun Mahathir’s) name as their choice?  Just imagine, had Tun Mahathir not run over to Lim’s Pakatan Harapan opposition desperately in search of a platform to give his son Mukhriz’ failing political career alive, Pakatan would still be ducking and dodging questions about their Prime Minister choice.

Now Tun Mahathir thinks that he can somehow back Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and PAS in the corner by forcing them to state their choice for Prime Minister.  If PAS does not say who their choice is, then Tun Mahathir will say that PAS is supporting the government.  Even if PAS were to provide a name, Mahathir would say that their choice is only to create another factor in a three (3) cornered fight in the 14th general election.

Not falling for Tun Mahathir’s trick, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang provides a response that Tun Mahathir knows that he cannot criticize.

TEMERLOH: Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang says Allah will decide who becomes prime minister after the 14th general election (GE14).

Datuk Hadi Awang also said the following:

“We are not greedy to become leaders but want Islam to lead, save the country, save humanity, this is the core of our cause.”

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https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/21/up-to-allah-to-decide-hadi-tells-dr-m/

Tun Mahathir should really sit back and meditate on what Datuk Hadi Awang said about not being greedy to become leaders.  Even after leaving office, Mahathir has been obsessed with either trying to influence his successors or working to remove them.

Having had no luck in trying to force Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from office, Mahathir has now manoeuvred his way into bed with his former Nemesis Lim Kit Siang and woke up the next morning as Lim Kit Siang’s ‘top dog’.

But when you are greedy for power, it does not matter who you make a deal with just as long as you get what you want.  But having crawled into bed with comes with a price; Mahathir has to follow the marching orders of Pakatan Harapan’s real top dog; Lim Kit Siang.

So if Lim Kit Siang gets word to Mahathir to use some of his tricks to try to paint PAS in a political corner, that is what Mahathir will try to do.

But it’s myopic on Mahathir’s part that he cannot see the irony in asking PAS to state their choice for Prime Minister when Lim Kit Siang and his Pakatan opposition have only recently named him as theirs!

Mahathir should also remember what Hadi Awang said: Allah will decide who becomes prime minister after the 14th general election (GE14).

 

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Pakatan Knows There Is Trouble When More Than 200 PKR Members Quit!

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Lim Kit Siang and Tun Mahathir have been known to brush aside members leaving their ranks. They often played it off by giving the impression that it was of little significance.  However, they and the rest of Pakatan Harapan know that there is trouble when more than 200 PKR members quit!

https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2018/01/325968/200-pkr-members-penang-quit-party-join-mu

Apparently those PKR members and perhaps many more have finally realized that all are not equal in their so called coalition of equals.

https://themalaysianobserverblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/in-pakatans-so-called-coalition-of-equals-some-are-more-equal-than-others/

The inequality, hypocrisy and power grab which Pakatan is becoming known by is leaving a bad taste in their member’s mouths just as it is leaving a rancid taste in more and more Malaysian’s mouths.

Those making up the more than two hundred (200) PKR members see that PKR like Amanah and Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia or PPBM play second fiddle to Lim Kit Siang’s DAP despite Pakatan appearing to be led by Malays.

Many people have viewed the whole DAP-led Pakatan leadership line up as farce put forth to keep Malays from seeing that they DAP is really in charge of Pakatan.

Now it seems that members have tired of the farce and are choosing to move in a different direction which is quite significant when one think over it.

Pakatan Harapan is building their whole campaign around promises that they know they cannot keep.  Even though they will not be able to fulfil those promises they are making them nonetheless.

Pakatan wants Malaysians to believe that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow they are painting and that there is plenty to go around.

In creating that illusion, the last thing Pakatan needs at this time is for members to leave en mass.  Doing so shows a serious lack of confidence members have in Pakatan’s real as well as puppet leaders, the course they have set and their fake promises.

This mass quitting also comes on the heel of Selangor PKR dissatisfaction of Pakatan choosing Tun Dr Mahathir and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as prime minister and deputy prime minister designates.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/13/selection-of-dr-m-threatens-to-split-selangor-pkr/

So while Lim Kit Siang and Tun Mahathir attempt to spin any news which is negative, they and the rest of Pakatan know that there is trouble brewing when more than 200 members from within their ranks quit!

 

Tun Mahathir and Wan Azizah Have Their Agendas; But Lim Kit Siang is Still in Charge!

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Lim Kit Siang has ducked behind the scenes to give Malays the impression that Tun Mahathir is running the Pakatan Harapan opposition.  However the reality is that Lim Kit Siang is still showing that he is in charge by allowing this little farce to continue.

Lim Kit Siang’s strategy is give the impression to give Malays the impression that the election is about which group led by Muslim’s is to be in charge; either Barisan Nasional led by UMNO or Pakatan Harapan which is really led by Lim Kit Siang and his DAP.

So having Tun Mahathir and Datuk Wan Aziza as one and two respectively for the top post is all about creating a perception; while reality on the other is something far more conniving.

Tun Mahathir wants to get back in office so that he can pave the way for his son Mukhriz to become Prime Minister even though the latter stated that he did not want the position.

Remember the following excerpt:

 “I actually don’t have ambition to become Prime Minister because I think it’s a tough job, especially now,” Mukhriz said. “If there is a change in leadership, the new person will be inheriting a mess. I don’t envy the next guy.

https://themalaysianobserverblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/mukhriz-may-be-forced-to-swallow-his-words-about-the-prime-ministers-post-he-didnt-want/

If nothing else, Mukhriz has apparently inherited his father Tun Mahathir’s U-turn gene.

Because now Mukhriz says he does have the desire to become a leader.

https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/new-straits-times/20180113/281582356031939

However Badrul Hisham who is known as Chegubard makes an observation that many share.  He said that Mukhriz would not be able to shoulder that task (being Prime Minister) and would need support from his father Tun Mahathir.

Further to that he states the following: “Mukhriz has a weak character that is why he is called ‘Boboi’.  He has the desire, but he is too weak and dependent on his father”

Lim Kit Siang knows this as well, but because he needs Tun Mahathir to try and capture Malay votes, he has to accept the weaknesses that come along with his son.

Just like a couple of parasites, both Tun Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang are feeding off of each other; yet in the their case, Lim Kit Siang determines when and how much he will allow Mahathir to suck!

Wan Azizah is there as number two for pretty much the same reason Tun Mahathir desires the top post; to trick Malays into believing that DAP-led Pakatan is led by Malays.  However the only thing she wants is to get her husband (Datuk Anwar Ibrahim) out of prison and hopefully get his record expunged; forgetting all about his victim.  Therefore, if it takes her to be a puppet for Lim Kit Siang and the DAP, Wan Azizah is more than willing.

Now that Lim Kit Siang’s Malay faces are in place, he has moved to the background.  He is allowing Tun Mahathir and Datuk Wan Azizah to give the impression that Malays are in charge; and that why Lim Kit Siang is quiet of late.  The other master manipulator and some is using trickery to get Malays to believe that the DAP-led Pakatan opposition is run by Malays; when in reality Lim Kit Siang is in charge!

 

Pakatan Cracking Under the Weight of its Own Duplicity!

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Selangor PKR dissatisfaction over the choice of Tun Mahathir as Prime Minister and Datuk Wan Aziza Wan Ismail as deputy Prime Minister to be shows that Pakatan is cracking under the weight of its own duplicity.

Below is one of the resolutions that PKR information chief Hizwan Ahmad shared.   Read what it says and infers.

“With what remains of democracy and freedom of speech, Selangor PKR expresses its frustration and disappointment with the announcement of PH’s candidates for prime minister and deputy prime minister.”

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/31415/

So while the DAP-led Pakatan opposition was trying to paint the picture that everything was copasetic, things have been festering behind the scenes.

But what is somewhat I am sure many are finding surprising is why did Selangor PKR wait until the eleventh hour to voice their objection about both Tun Mahathir and Datuk Wan Aziza Ismail as potential prime minister and deputy prime minister?  No doubt they wanted their man Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali for either the top spot or the number two spot.

For PKR Selangor to want the above scenario would also prove that there is another camp in PKR that wants Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail out; and give credence to the following excerpt in Malaysia Today’s Corridors of Power.

“In fact, Azmin is planning to challenge Dr Wan Azizah for the party presidency. Once he takes over as PKR’s President he will want to take over from Wan Azizah the post of Deputy Prime Minister as well. There is no way Azmin is going to allow that post to fall to Mukhriz when it ‘belongs’ to him.”

http://www.malaysia-today.net/listening-to-what-mahathir-does/

Apparently the Selangor Menteri Besar has been planning to topple the PKR president (Wan Aziza) for some time and now feels like Tun Mahathir; if it doesn’t happen now, it never will.

So there is Tun Mahathir planning to double cross Anwar Ibrahim and no doubt Lim Kit Siang and Azmin Ali planning to make his move on Wan Aziza Wan Ismail.  There is also Azmin Ali plotting to block any chance of Mukhriz becoming anything but a visitor in Putrajaya.

And of course there is Selangor PKR which does want neither Tun Mahathir nor Datuk Wan Azizah as choices for prime minister and deputy prime minister respectively.

Like an unfolding bad drama, those are the betrayals that are on the surface of Pakatan.  There is little doubt as the 14th general election gets closer desperation may cause Pakatan to crack even further under the weight of its own duplicity!

 

Selecting Tun Mahathir as PM Designate Proves Pakatan’s Cupboard Was Empty all Along!

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The DAP-led Pakatan Harapan opposition finally naming Tun Mahathir as their Prime Minister designate proves that their cupboard was empty all along.

It came as no surprise when the DAP-led Pakatan opposition named Tun Mahathir as their Prime Minister designate.  However, it may have surprised Lim Kit Siang, Tun Mahathir and the rest of the DAP-led Pakatan opposition that there was no shouts of elation, fanfare, spontaneous parades when they finally came to grips with the reality that Tun Mahathir is all they had.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/the-greatest-betrayal-in-malaysian-history/

The overall reaction to Tun Mahathir being selected is pretty much as mundane as the reaction from the handshake one and two between Tun Mahathir and Datuk Anwar Ibrahim.

All of DAP-led Pakatan’s ducking and dodging the questions of ‘who is you Prime Minister designate questions of not having someone was in fact their way of say that they had nothing in the kettle or what they had was far from appetizing.

Just look at their choice of deputy Prime Minister; Datuk Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.  If she is good a deputy Prime Minister, why wasn’t she good enough for the top spot?

The reality is, Wan Azizah cannot handle the responsibility of being a Prime Minister so she was named as a second with the hope that she can hold on long enough for her husband to be eligible to run for public office.

And if the self proclaimed seat warmer Datuk Wan Azizah is the best they had before Tun Mahathir’s arrival, then that says quite a lot about their so called coalition.

But then again, one should not look a gift horse in the mouth. The DAP-led opposition’s choice of both Tun Mahathir and Datuk Wan Azizah is actually good news for Barisan Nasional.   When Lim Kit Siang and the DAP-led opposition chose those two, it only proved that lack of internal leadership and depth within their coalition.

Of course Lim Kit Siang and his DAP-led opposition subjugates will try to spin Tun Mahathir as a process vetted through their political machinery; but in reality what it really proves is that Pakatan’s cupboard was empty all along!

 

 

DAP-led Pakatan is Selling Fool’s Gold!

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Years ago during my youth, I remember finding a rock that for all the world looked like gold.  The light seemed to dance off the small flakes as the sunlight hit them.  While my dear mother appreciated the gift that I gave her, she did let me know that the rock was referred to as fool’s gold.

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When I think of what the DAP-led Pakatan opposition is trying to sell, fool’s gold quickly comes to mind.  The DAP-led opposition tries to portray itself as the real thing; but everything they do seems quite devoid of value; in other words fake.

Look at how they try to pass themselves off as a coalition that is led by Malay.  Yet, everyone know that it is Lim Kit Siang and his DAP which really calls the shots.  But the whole idea is sell the fake image that they hope Malay voters will buy.

In order to remove Malaysia’s democratically elected leader (Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak) the DAP-led Pakatan opposition and Tun Mahathir prior to his officially joining their coalition, resorted to a smearing Najib with false allegations about misappropriation of funds.

Beyond the obvious reason (Power grab) for the DAP-led Pakatan opposition to resort to their all out smear campaign against Prime Minister Najib Razak; the other reason for the onslaught of lies and innuendos is because they (DAP-led Pakatan opposition) had absolutely nothing else to offer the rakyat.

They have barely managed to hold their coalition together and despite all their posturing to give the impression that they had within their ranks a Prime Minister designate, it became crystal clear that their theatre was empty.  It was not until Lim Kit Siang’s former enemy cum bromance Tun Mahathir joined that they started putting his name out as their possible choice; as if they have someone else.

The DAP-led Pakatan opposition have put forth no policies or programs beyond those giveaways which they are hoping will generate votes.  Let’s call it for what it is; fool’s gold

Conversely, the government led by Prime Minister Najib Razak is on a consistent basis making policy and bringing forth programs that benefit all Malaysians,

It is the continuation of economic growth and stability that the Prime Minister is holding up as his record in the run up to the 14th general election; a record that has proven to have value.

The DAP-led Pakatan opposition like to bring forth the glitter, but at the end of the day, they have nothing.

In my mother’s explanation about the rock there was the lesson; all that glitters is not gold and what DAP-led Pakatan is selling is nothing but fool’s gold!

Mahathir is Having a Two for One Sale!

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It seems that Tun Mahathir may be offer anther two for one sale since Mukhriz is not picking up any political buzz from the DAP-led Pakatan opposition.

So here we go again with Tun Mahathir wanting someone, anyone to give his son help and he will come along as the plus one.

While one could see how desperate both the DAP-led Pakatan opposition would be to accept such an arrangement as well as Tun Mahathir for holding that carrot out for them; it would be odd for UMNO to open its doors given all the dirt surrounding Tun that is coming to light.   After all, it would be difficult for UMNO to pull a Lim Kit Siang and not bring up an issue like the BMN forex scandal after sending years talking about it.

But Tun Mahathir is only one half of the equation; his son Mukhriz Mahathir is the other.

If Raja Petra Kamarudin’s report in The Corridors of Power is true and Tun Mahathir wants Mukhriz to be deputy Prime Minister 2, that will prove that Tun Mahathir only concern is his own legacy.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mahathir-wants-najib-to-appoint-mukhriz-as-dpm-ii/

In addition, if the story is fact, it will also prove that it does not matter who Tun Mahathir has to climb into bed with just as long as Mukhriz has a safe seat and he can catapult to the front of the line of the political party (UMNO) that he lambasted.

Still a more poignant and yet embarrassing point is this; Mukhriz Mahathir left on his own is a political non entity; he needs his father’s help.  That is why the upcoming 14th general election is so important for both father and son; this is their last chance to grab the brass ring on the political merry go round.  If it does not happen this time, it never will.

However, Tun Mahathir wanting his son to be Prime Minister has blinded him so badly that he failed to consider something important.  Voters do not want a weak leader; especially one who depends almost entirely on their father to secure a path for them.

Mukhriz needing his father to create a political party in order to give him relevance or to negotiate deals so that he can have a winnable seat, only shows voters that he does not have what it takes to make it on his own.   It also shows that he does not have the leadership qualities needed to be Prime Minister or deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

That is probably why Tun Mahathir is having a two for one sale.  He is hoping that he being part of any deal would make Mukhriz a more sellable commodity instead of a political oddity!