With all the news about PPBM being registered in time, it seems more and more that PPBM is a political party that was conceived, but never meant to be born.
In an article in Malay Mail Tun Mahathir tries to slip in the idea that his Parti Prebumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) would have their candidates campaign under the DAP banner, if his party is deregistered.
While this was said in the guise of quip/joke, it is well believed that this action had been part of his plan all along.
In actuality, Tun Mahatir would have preferred for his party to have been denied when the paper work was first filed.
Had the Registra of Societies denied Tun Mahathir’s party their registration, he (Mahathir) could have played the victim or martyr card to try and elicit the rakyat’s sympathy. In addition, he would not have had to waste time going through the motions of trying to pretend to be a legitimate political party.
In trying to pass it self off as a legitimate party, serious short coming were exposed; namely that the PPBM is only about the wants of the 3M (Mahathir, Mukhriz, Muhyiddin) inner circle. The only purpose which the other members that are still in their party serve is to prop them (3M) up.
Had Tun Mahathir had the chance to play victim and cry crocodile tears earlier on, he would have had more time to better implant himself and especially his son (Mukhriz) in DAP.
Since that was not the case, Tun Mahathir and their top echelon had to scramble and pretend to be an actual political, but just stopping at doing what is required to become a fully registered party.
They (PPBM leadership) knew the requirements which needed to be fulfilled for registration; and even if they had all suffered from collective amnesia, their lawyers certainly were knowledgeable of the procedure.
Now that their is the possibility that PPBM will be deregistered, Tun Mahathir can breath a sign of relief as he knows that his political party would be thrashed in the upcoming G14 election.
If one of Tun Mahathir’s wishes comes true, he and his selected inner circle will be able to campaign under Lim Kit Siang’s DAP banner. In this way, his loss will be seen as the DAP’s which is far better than having a PPBM loss seen as a vote against him!