Former deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been trying to act ‘butch’ of late in a vain attempt to make him seem relevant in the political arena. His recent statement claiming that he went down fighting did not go down with those who knew that he went out whimpering.
Muhyiddin Yassin has performance during the last year in office (or even earlier) showed that he was always a few steps out of sync with what is important; especially when it came to political survival. Somehow he though inaction, pouting, hinting at or just playing the ignorant card would go over with both the rakyat and his ‘handler’. It seems that both have grown weary of him.
The weariness the public and his ‘handler’ (whom many suspect is Tun Mahathir) have Muhyiddin Yassin has taken on even more significance of late as he is believed to have taken more than social liberties with another’s keepsake.
Tun Mahathir, Pakatan Harapan and ANC all do not want Muhyiddin Yassin’s dirty laundry hanging over them before GE14 as they are already lagging behind Team Barisan in public confidence.
This meant that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s coup plotters were faced with a dilemma; the dilemma of replacing Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and more significantly, who to replace him with.
So here comes the handshake!
There was probably a lot of backroom negotiating that had taken place before Tun Mahathir and Datuk Anwar Ibrahim agreed to shake hands. Anyone who thinks that Tun woke up in the morning and said to himself “I think I will pay Anwar a visit “is extremely naive. After all Anwar Ibrahim is the very same person who not too long ago Tun Mahathir said is ‘immoral’.
So is Anwar immoral or isn’t he or does it not really matter in Tun Mahathir’s mind as he has run out of options and is pathetically desperate!
It stands to reason that part of their soon to be not so secret agreement may include:
- Tun Mahathir recanting on all he said about Anwar; blaming it on bad intelligence.
- Tun Mahathir saying let bygones be bygones yada, yada, yada
- Anwar Ibrahim openly supporting Tun Mahathir and in return being freed, if Pribumi can do the impossible and win GE14
Or and get this…..
- Have Anwar replace Muhyiddin Yassin with the same understanding that he (Anwar Ibrahim) can taste Purtrajaya again until 2021 and then make way for Mukhriz.
Little doubt Anwar would be agree to the latter as there is little chance the old man will interfere in politics in 2021.
Whatever their love recent love fest entails, it spells doom and gloom for former Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. In this fox trot he is the odd man out!
Tun Mahathir’s aspiration for his Mukhriz is like a vehicle running on fumes; he (Tun Mahathir) has to do something before the vehicle completely stops; which is why Tun Mahathir is openly contradicting his once resolute anti Anwar Ibrahim position and why Muhyiddin Yassin has a pain in the rear end.
He (Muhyiddin Yassin) knows the Tun Mahathir Anwar meeting means he is screwed!