It seems that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is attempting the political version of carjacking DAP-led Pakatan Harapan.
When Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led opposition opened their political vehicle door to let Tun Mahathir and PPBM in, they had no idea that they were opening up to a carjacking.
As we are now seeing, not only has Tun Mahathir slithered from the back seat to the front, but he is now seen as having wrestled the steering wheel away.
Then you have Tun Mahathir stating that if the DAP-led opposition asked, he would be open to becoming the Prime Minister nominee.
It was when Tun Mahathir made that very curious statement (above) that he had effectively carjacked Pakatan Harapan.
What makes things even more curious is:
‘The Silence of the Lims’
Neither father (Lim Kit Siang) nor embattled son (Lim Guan Eng) has said anything to suggest that Tun Mahathir was overstepping his new kit on the block status.
Could you imagine the chastisement Amanah’s Mat Sabu would have received had he said he would be the go to guy. Lim Kit Siang would have told him to go sit in the corner and write 4,000 times; ‘I will not speak unless told to do so’.
But here is the new (Tun Mahathir) arrival saying: Dump the idea of Anwar Ibrahim ever becoming Prime Minister the same way I will unequivocally dumped Muhyiddin Yassin at the right time; for now, I want to be PM lagi!
One has to wonder why the elder Lim has not rebuffed the idea of Tun Mahathir returning to Putrajaya. After all didn’t Lim Kit Siang also hold up ‘Anwar PM KE-7 placard?
If he is supposedly behind Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang should have jumped in front of the media and proclaimed that Tun Mahathir was out of place with his remarks.
Perhaps the speculation about a secret deal of sorts is more than just mere speculation. Maybe Lim Kit Siang holding up the ‘Anwar PM KE-7 placard was just part of an elaborate play in which he was acting out his part in it.
On one hand Kit Siang may believe that he can score some points with Malays by holding up the placard and the other hand he may be trying to give the impression that he is not part of any secret pact with Tun Mahathir.
But then Mahathir is still in the process of politically carjacking Pakatan Harapan and Lim Kit Siang has not put the new kid (Tun Mahathir) in his place.
So could the new realigned pact look something like the following;
Tun Mahathir comes in as temporary Prime Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as deputy Prime Minister.
Mukhriz Mahathir as Education Minister or another post that will place him in the succession scheme
Lim Kit Siang as Finance Minister
Then a short period Tun Mahathir steps down elevating Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister and appoints Mukhriz Mahathir as deputy Prime.
Next Muhyiddin Yassin will step down as more information of his picking Chinese tea leaves come to light moving Mukhriz up to Prime Minister and his appointing Lim Kit Siang as deputy Prime Minister while retaining the Finance Minister post.
All which would mean the ‘secret pact’ would still come into play albeit a few more steps.
Therefore the PPBM strategist saying that Tun Mahathir should be PM candidate
gives some validity to the idea that PPBM (Tun Mahathir) has politically carjacked Pakatan Harapan and the coalition may be dumped at the first opportune time!