Now that the ANC (Anti-Najib Campaigners) realize that a direct onslaught against Prime Minister Najib Razak is not producing the desired fruit, so their next effort may be to try and build up deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
This building up could take the form of mentioning him as someone that his party really wants or that he is better liked among the people than the Prime Minister.
The opposition may even encourage UMNO MP’s a peace pact, if they support the deputy prime minister to be number one!
Of course the opposition has no love for the deputy prime minister; they will only proclaim him to be the right many for the job so that the Prime Minister can perceive him as a threat.
However, this divide and conquer tactic will not work as neither the DPM nor the PM are weak individuals! Their only duty is to serve the people and not their egos!
The opposition’s probable attempt to replace the Prime Minister with DPM is not the main goal. Doing so is just a means to cause instability among BN members.
The ANC would want this type of instability to create two (2) warring factions! No doubt they wanted these factions to materialize force the end to the Prime Minister’s career when Muhyiddin was playing (read) Russian roulette. However, it was his career that ended instead!
Ultimately, the idea is to get rid of the deputy prime minister and replace him with more controllable in that position. The person, placed in that post would in turn be extremely loyal to the individual who put him in that position.
The next part of the plan would be to double the effort to remove the Prime Minister. If that is accomplished the new puppet DPM would then become PM with the understanding that he will make Mukhriz Deputy Prime Minister!
He will also take the post with the understanding that he will only serve one term as Prime Minister and then step down to make way for Mukhriz in 2020!
This is why Mukhriz who was in step with his father in every way in his critique of the PM did not step with him out the door. He was probably advised to stay put until all the pieces were in place.
However, all of the above is contingent on the ANC sowing seeds of discord between deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Prime Minister Datui Seri Najib Razak!
No doubt, Prime Minister Najib Razak has discussed the possibility of this type of tactic being carried out with the deputy prime minister. This awareness gives them the advantage of maintaining a solid united front.
The unity displayed among the leadership at the top not only resonates with party members, but also provides what the rakyat desires; governmental stability!
Out of desperation, the ANC will continue to look for ways to sow seeds of discord. After all, they have tried it with Muhyiddin, Mukhriz, Tun ‘M’ and Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamza (Ku Li).
If they seeds of democracy are sown in fertile ground, then we can foresee all of the opposition’s tactics and tricks like those they have tried with 1MDB will fail and the rights of people prevail!