Perhaps it is because we are at the start of April that the name of former deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has re-entered the conversation as the Prime Minister choice for DAP-led Pakatan.
Then again, it may be Pakatan’s way of playing an April fool’s gag (literally) on the rakyat.
Let’s be serious; Muhyiddin is damaged goods. His supposed indiscretion in another man’s flower bed will keep many from wanting him as their future Prime Minister or even their potential Prime Minister candidate.
Even if one could lay that indiscretion on its side, you still have Muhyiddin who has done nothing to demonstrate that he is capable of leading Malay. Further still, he has done nothing to demonstrate that he can lead Party Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).
Had Tun Mahathir not needed a shield to hatch his son Mukhriz political ambition (if they are in fact his and not his father’s), Muhyiddin would only be a footnote in the annals of political history; listed under ’G’ for Greed!
Which is exactly what happened; Muhyiddin Yassin got greedy. He fits the example of the dog that has bone in his mouth crossing a bridge. The stops and sees a reflection of a dog with a bone in its mouth in the water and opens his mouth thinking he would have yet another prize. However, the dog drops what he already has in the water and ends up having nothing.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was deputy Prime Minister, but when he thought he could get the top position, he opened his mouth and echoed the chorus of lies against his leader. As a result, Muhyiddin Yassin just like that dog, lost what he had and now like that dog has nothing.
He is neither here nor there.
Muhyiddin Yassin knows that he is the new Mat Sabu of both Party Pribumi and now Pakatan Harapan; not really wanted, kept around to be used at the pleasure those who pull the strings.
It is alleged that his own head honcho Tun Mahathir bypassed him and made a deal for his son Mukhriz Mahathir to be Prime Minister and the ever beleaguered Lim Kit Siang to be deputy Prime Minister / Finance Minister, if the Pakatan can pull a DAP election trick (here)
So what to make of Muhyiddin being named as DAP-led Pakatan’s top pick.
Some might say that Muhyiddin is just a red herring to test public reaction in the same way the name of Datuk Wan Azizah was tossed out there for interim Prime Minister. (here)
Or maybe Lim Kit Siang wanted someone else to be the whipping boy for awhile and Muhyiddin was served up. There does not seem to be anything sane going on over at the DAP-led Pakatan camp so any crazy scenario is possible.
Many will be waiting tomorrow to see if DAP-led opposition confess that Muhyiddin as choice for Prime Minister is their April fool!