Former deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would like to give the impression that it was because he was seeking truth that he was relieved of his deputy Prime Minister’s post. Somehow he thinks that the rakyat has forgotten that he said that what he knows about 1MDB came from news sources. (here)
If his information came from news sources then that makes him lazy or naive at best. The former deputy Prime Minister should realize that a man in his position should not relay on the media, hearsay or speculation as facts. Muhyiddin Yassin should have gone to available sources to get updated on 1MDB if he had queries. But it seems that the former deputy Prime Minister really did not want the truth. What has become apparent is that he was salivating for something much more; He wanted to take over the post of Prime Minister.
So Muhyiddin Yassin pretended ignorance while at the same time he was biding his time, hoping that his former political party (UMNO) would promote him to the top spot.
Muhyiddin Yassin was playing both sides of the political divide thinking that he would be accepted by both UMNO as well as being the compromise choice of Pakatan Harapan.
However, what he did not know was that Prime Minister Najib Razak had discovered his plan and was only giving him enough rope to hang himself. And that is exactly what happened; he hung himself and with it any hope that he ever had of becoming Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Now Muhyiddin Yassin is trying to shift attention away from his personal trouble(s) by directing attention toward the Prime Minister. In other words, he is trying to do what Tun Mahathir failed to do on so many occasions and that is put the Prime Minister on the defensive. But has as blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin had written; Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak beat Tun Mahathir by doing nothing (here)
Muhyiddin Yassin believes that if comes out fighting that he is sure to score a knockout or at least go down fighting as he claims he did before!
What he (Muhyiddin Yassin) has to realize is that during that period he says he went down fighting, he was only shadow boxing and even with that he was way out of his weight class and knocked out of the UMNO / Barisan Nasional Arena!