Mahathir Causing Crack in a Coalition That is Already Fractured!

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Pakatan Harapan is probably second guessing its decision to allow Tun Mahathir and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysian (PPBM) join their coalition; as now they are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Life seemed to be so much easier for Pakatan Harapan when Tun Mahathir and PPBM were on the outside seemingly begging to join DAP-led Pakatan.  During those days, Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led Pakatan believed that they were steering the ship even though the ship was not heads anywhere; still they were in control.

Tun Mahathir’s PPBM was the new political party on the scene and was in desperate need of a platform.

Being newly formed, Tun Mahathir seemed ready to acquiesce to any demand Lim Kit Siang’s Pakatan opposition put forth; He had his preverbal hat in hand ready to dance to any tune Pakatan Harapan played.

He acquiesced because he wanted to get in so that he could try to steer DAP-led Pakatan in the direction that best suites his plan; which really means the plans he has for his son Mukhriz.

Therefore Tun Mahathir threw pride to the side and got very lovey-dovey with Lim Kit Siang; his long time nemeses.  As part of his bonding process, Tun Mahathir even gushed about how the DAP sang negaraku and spoke Bahasa Malaysia at their convention.

All of Tun Mahathir’s praises heaped on the DAP only shows that like a chameleon, he can change when it is convenient for him to do so.

Now that Tun Mahathir is officially part of the DAP-led coalition, he is is doing or saying what he dared not say when he was on the outside; and that is he wants to be Prime Minister again.  (here)

 

What is now proving to be quite embarrassing for DAP-led Pakatan is Tun Mahathir seizing control.  He is doing so  because he knows that Lim Kit Siang’s DAP opposition does not have any one else to put forward as their candidate.

Mahathir has pushed himself to the forefront because he wants to make sure that Mukhriz has a place at the table in highly unlikely event that things turn the opposition’s way during the next election.

Tun Mahathir also knows that he cannot rely on Mukhriz to step up and put himself in an electable position; which is why he volunteered himself to be Pakatan’s PM choice.

However when Mahathir volunteered his services, he caused a crack in a coalition which was already fractured; a scenario they can ill afford with 14th general election swiftly approaching!

PPBM (Tun Mahathir) has Politically Carjacked Pakatan Harapan!

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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?

LKS and Anwar placard

http://www.malaysia-today.net/kit-siang-and-his-anwar-pm-ke-7-fiasco/

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.

 http://www.malaysia-today.net/kit-siang-is-on-a-political-rampage/

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

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/04/pribumi-strategist-pakatans-actions-defy-logic-and-intelligence/

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!

 

For Pakatan Harapan To Consider Mahathir, It Would Prove They Are Politically Bankrupt!

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Recently, Tun Mahathir suggested that if his new opposition (DAP-led Pakatan) friends agreed on him being their Prime Minister, he would consider it.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/dr-mahathir-says-he-may-consider-becoming-prime-minister-again

For Pakatan Harapan to even consider Tun Mahathir as Prime Minister would only prove what many are saying; DAP-led Pakatan Harapan is bankrupt on viable candidates of their own whom they can put forth to the public.

If the DAP-led Pakatan opposition has to rely on the 91 year old former Prime Minister many will understand why they have not up to this point in time put forth their choice for Prime Minister.

DAP-led Pakatan’s lack of having groomed, nurtured, discovered anyone of note within their own ranks is a startling testimony about them as an opposition coalition.

Let’s look at those (in no particular order) who DAP-led Pakatan dangled out before the public thus far.

There was former deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin whose name was put forth at least twice.  In ‘their’ (PKR backed) Invoke Centre for Policy Initiatives’ surveys even had him as a very popular (37 percent favourable) choice.

As it is with many such surveys; there is little doubt that the DAP-led opposition had called their staunch supporters to get the type of responses they wanted.

There is some certainty that any questions about tilling the soil in another man’s garden did not make it on the list of questions asked.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/sue-to-disprove-affair-rumour-malay-rights-group-tells-muhyiddin

 Next we have Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail the admitted seat warmer who is more comfortable handling Japanese fans than handling a public office or an Aljazeera interview.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/wan-azizahs-disastrous-aljazeera-interview/

While Datuk Wan Azizah is probably a good mother, a good grandmother and loyal wife; she was more than likely competent in her medical profession

However, when it comes to political matter or the affairs of State she is way out of her depth.

For Wan Azizah to come out and admit that she is comfortable being a seat warmer interim Prime Minister, that in itself insults the position of Prime Minister and the citizens of Malaysia who want their leader to have the acumen for the position.

Then there is Datuk Anwar Ibrahim who is sitting (or some variation) in Sungai Buloh prison for doing what Muhyiddin Yassin is said to have done, but only with a man (Sodomy 2).

Even with a less than zero (0) chance of being released before serving his full sentence, there are still those in DAP-led who cry for him to be the 7th or 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/hard-talk-with-malaysias-7th-prime-minister/

Mukhriz Mahathir is not seen as electable; his only chance is to enter via the backdoor if by some miracle the opposition came out ahead in a general election

Lim Kit Siang would never get enough non mercenary Malay backing so the best he could ever hope for is to be a deputy Prime Minister. However, like Mukhriz via the backdoor.

All of which brings us back to Tun Mahathir.

For Pakatan Harapan to consider Mahathir, it would only prove that they are politically bankrupt when it comes to candidates whom they can put forth as Prime Minister.

 

 

The House of Tun Mahathir is Burning Down!

Mahathir and Proton

Tun Mahathir may have need for a bigger box of tissues as the 49.9 % sale of Proton to Chinese car maker Zhejiang Geely Automotive Co Ltd is not the only thing he has to weep about these days.

It what is widely viewed to be yet another blow to Tun Mahathir’s fledgling Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysian (PPBM0), one thousand (1,000) members along with Teluk Intan division pro-tem chief Jemaat Yaacob  and Ipoh division pro-term chief Azrul  Suhadi Ahmad Mokhtar all left the political party last Friday (May 26, 2017).

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/over-1000-ppbm-members-in-perak-quit-party-en-masse

This mass exodus comes a little more than one month (April 19th 2017) after the resignation of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member Kamarulaman Habibur Rahman.

https://themalaysianobserverblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/bersatu-ppbm-membership-may-soon-be-down-to-1-satu/

Just like Kamarulaman Habibur Rahman, the most recent mass exodus came about due to what they describe as party in fighting and cronyism.

Azrul Said stated that the political party’s president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin failed to resolve the internal conflicts in the time period (1) week) that was given to him.  Muhyiddin’s failure to resolve those issues triggered the wave of resignations by those one (1000) members.

Apparently, this most recent mass exodus is only the tip of the iceberg as Azrul suggests that more resignations will follow.

How will the mass resignation affect Tun Mahathir?

Tun Mahathir like Lim Kit Siang (whose DAP party has seen their share of resignations) may care little that members are jumping ship as both men have difficulty seeing beyond their own self interest.

However for Tun Mahathir, those interests are being torn away from around him.

One of his sources of pride: Proton had for a number of years fallen into difficulty and needed to be rescued by international interest.

Another of those sources of pride which is crumbling around him is his believing that he is still a major player on the political scene.

Mahathir has demonstrated that he no longer can sway events his way.  Where once he could lift up or bring down those who he targeted, of late he could not even muster enough influence to rescue his son (Mukhriz Mahahtir) from being removed as Kedah Menteri Besar.

Then there is yet another plank burning in the house Mahathir; his ego.

Mahathir had to swallow his pride in order to work with Lim Kit Siang and his DAP-led opposition.  When Tun Mahathir still had political juice, he would not entertain the thought of jumping into bed with Lim; now having to so has most certainly caused Dr. Tun Mahathir a burning sensation deep down in the pit of his stomach.

However, all of those events only served to set the house of Tun Mahathir a blaze. The final plank to burn will more than likely take place after the 14th general election.

Looking ahead, it will be after GE 14 that Tun Mahathir realizes that his plans of having his son Mukhriz as Prime Minister, deputy Prime Minister or anything close to that will have gone up in flames.

Until that time, expect more party resignations; as many who have followed Tun Mahathir into the abyss of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) now see that the house of Mahathir is burning down!

 

When Lim Kit Siang Feels The Heat, He Brings Up 1MDB!

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Lim Kit Siang who is the self styled DAP-led Pakatan Harapan leader does not see the irony we he claims the actions by UMNO goes against values the values the political party espouses. (here)

Lim Kit Siang was referring to Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Keruak’s blog post that said the 14th general election will be a battle between the DAP and Barisan Nasional.  Responding to that, Lim Kit Siang said that ‘such attempts to falsely frame the GE14 election is downright false, untrue and lies’.

This is the same Lim Kit Siang who along with his DAP-led Pakatan opposition are so adept to espouse untruths, fabrications and lies about links between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

He is also the same Lim Kit Siang who quickly complains and cries whenever he, his son (Lim Guan Eng), his DAP party or DAP-led political coalition are cast in a not too flattering light.

Lim Kit Siang did not want to address the reality of the Minister’s statement so he tried to use a political Tai-Chi move and deflect the topic away from it.

Lim Kit Siang and his DAP-led Pakatan know that whenever things get too hot they should deflect the conversation to 1MDB; and this is exactly what Kit Siang did when he stated that the 1MDB scandal was huge, international and there was no way to keep its ghosts under wraps.

Side note: For once, Lim Kit Siang is right when he mentioned ‘its (1MDB) ghosts’ because no impropriety has been seen so ghosts does seem to fit quite nicely.

Lim Kit Siang rants on and claims that from the mainstream media in Malaysia (whom he uses when it serves his purpose), Parliament, the Attorney-General’s Chambers all the way to police department are all in cahoots in some sort of 1MDB conspiracy.

Kit Siang further believes that the rest of the world is so concerned over events in Malaysian that they (the international community) will lose sleep over those events.

Again, all Lim Kit Siang was doing when he tried to deflect the topic away from the DAP vs. Barisan Nasional to 1MDB was political tai-chi; and that doesn’t always turn out well, even for someone who is proficient.

http://mothership.sg/2017/05/mma-fighter-owns-tai-chi-master-in-10-seconds-sparks-debate-on-chinese-martial-arts/ 

Nevertheless, when the topic of DAP vs. Umno/Barisan Nasional is brought up, Kit Siang knows that it will conjure up memories of the Chinese tsunami of the previous general election.

Lim Kit Siang would prefer that Malays in particular to not think about or remember that (Chinese tsunami) as he sees the growing indication of a tsunami flowing counter to where it had previously flowed; especially with the shared Islamic values of both PAS and UMNO.

Which is precisely why whenever Lim Kit Siang feels the heat on topics like the DAP vs. UMNO or the DAP vs. Muslims he brings up 1MDB!

PKR Needs To Face Reality; Anwar is In, (Sungai Buloh) Until The End!

Tun and PKR

At the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) convention, die hard Datuk Anwar Ibrahim loyalists got themselves worked into frenzy when the ‘Anwar PM KE-7 placards were raised.

Perhaps they believe their hoopla would create such a stir that the Prison walls like those in Jericho would fall down.

However the only thing came out of the embarrassing display was the staunch reality that PKR is holding on to an image that no longer matches with today’s reality.

And the stark reality that Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail, PKR, as well as their DAP-led coalitionist do not want to face is their guy is not in Sungai Buloh prison for due to his political stance; it is because he was convicted of Sodom; plain and simple.

No conspiracy, no ambiguity; his reproductive fluid ended up in a location that less than a zero chance of producing offspring.  So perhaps those tears that formed in Wan Azizah’s eyes were only partly due to her lack of political competence and only being suited as a seat warmer.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/wan-azizahs-disastrous-aljazeera-interview/

She has to know; where there is smoke there is fire and he is in not for Sodomy 1, but for Sodomy 2!

But then again, she may have consciously chosen to close an eye to her husband’s peculiarities; something that Tun Mahathir will not do when it comes to endorsing Anwar Ibrahim for Prime Minister.

As was written previously, Tun Mahathir has no problem signing a petition for the release of Anwar because he knows that is not going to take place before he has served the full length of his prison sentence. ( here)

Therefore, for Tun Mahathir to add his signature to a piece of paper is no more than a Public Relations stunt.  Lim Kit Siang is known to do the same thing when it comes to Anwar Ibrahim.

Lim Kit Siang likes to pretend that he wants Anwar released, but in reality, he is fine with Anwar Ibrahim snuggling away in Sungai Buloh.  However, Kit Siang pretends that he wants Anwar out so that he can garner favor/votes from the Malay community; which is why Tun Mahathir is doing the same thing.

Neither Tun Mahathir nor Lim Kit Siang wants Anwar out as that would interfere with the personal which they have.

The rank and file PKR and DAP-led Pakatan loyalist would rather the law is broken to see Anwar released rather than justice being served; justice for the victim.

So for all those who were in a frenzy when the ‘Anwar PM KE-7 placards were raised, remember Anwar is serving time for committing a crime; and sodomy in Malaysia is a crime.

It really seems like PKR needs a reality check because their man Anwar is in (Sungai Buloh) until the ‘end’ of his sentence!

 

The 3Ms (Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin) Tipped Their Hand at The PKR Congress!

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If the PKR national congress were a poker match, then the 3Ms effectively tipped their hand when they did not raise the placards saying “Anwar PM Ke 7” placards at the start of the congress.

And how could they raise those placards when they know full well that they have their own aspirations for the top government positions.

While Tun Mahathir may have some comfort level in having Datuk Anwar Ibrahim released from prison; that same comfort does not carry over to wanting him to be Prime Minister.

People have to remember that Tun Mahathir while making U-Turns on almost everything under the sun, he has never backed tracked on Anwar Ibrahim’s moral deficiencies.  That is one of the reasons why he did not raise the “Anwar PM Ke 7” placard.

Of course the main reason for him becoming a photographer instead of placard raiser is because he aspires for his son Mukhriz to have the position of Prime Minister.

At the very least he wants Mukhriz to become deputy Prime Minister while former deputy Prime Minster Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin does a Datuk Wan Azizah Ishmael and keeps the Prime Minister’s seat warm for Mukhriz.

On his part, Muhyiddin Yassin is looking after his own self interest; and that self interest dictated for him to not hold up the ‘Anwar PM Ke 7” placard.

As Muhyiddin knows that has already been viewed as the odd man out in several scenarios, he realized that he had better continue to dance with the same partner (Tun Mahathir) that he arrived at PKR congress with.

Therefore, Muhyiddin Yassin views being a seat warmer for one (1) year, two (2) years or five (5) as no problem on his part; he would just see it as ample compensation for what many see as his betrayal to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, UMNO and Barisan Nasional.

So like Wan Azizah, Muhyiddin Yassin would dutifully keep the seat warm until he is told to make way for Mukhriz.

Given the above, everyone knows why Mukhriz Mahathir did not raise the placard as that would have been seen as disingenuous as when he said that did not want to become Prime Minister.

https://themalaysianobserverblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/mukhriz-may-be-forced-to-swallow-his-words-about-the-prime-ministers-post-he-didnt-want/

But

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mukhriz-refuses-to-endorse-anwar-for-pm/

So what is Mukhriz Mahathir really saying when he says that a PM (Pakatan Harapan) candidate should be announced before the next general election?

Is he, his father Tun Mahathir and Muhyiddin Yassin still hoping that the can barter a deal that would put both he and Muhyiddin Yassin as deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister or vice versa?

What would be in it for Lim Kit Siang; a get out of jail card for his son Lim Guan Eng as well as some strategic ministerial positions?

Whatever the case; if the PKR congress were a poker game the 3Ms have tipped their hand and everyone including PKR knows that their cards are not behind Anwar!