Is this the end of Mahathir?

 

TTF: PPBM, DAP, PAN (Amanah) and PKR are seeking to formalise their alliance by getting Pakatan Harapan registered as a single party (see news item below). But each time they try, some obstacle or other suddenly appears in their path, almost as if it were placed there by someone on purpose.

Now, if you’re thinking that these obstacles have to do with schisms within PPBM, you’re not wrong. But look further, and you’ll realise that they revolve around one man and one man only – Lim Kit Siang.

The senior Lim wants Muhyiddin Yassin removed from the post of PPBM president to weaken Mahathir’s grip of the party. Just for that, he bribed Khairuddin Abu Hassan (ex-PPBM) to turn branch and division leaders against the party president.

As a result, not only are these leaders preventing Mahathir from amending the party constitution, they are delaying the party’s AGM by deliberately stalling AGMs of their own branches and divisions (READ HERE). And that has Mahathir on the horns of a very serious dilemma. 

If the former premier were to ‘squeeze’ Muhyiddin out by playing up the Nika Gee scandal, branches and divisions allied to the party president are prepared to call an EGM to determine Mahathir’s fate. If, however, Mahathir were to ‘keep’ Muhyiddin, branches and divisions allied to Khairuddin will continue to delay their AGMs and seek an EGM to remove the party president.

In the case of the former, there is no telling if Mahathir will remain party chairman or otherwise. In the case of the latter, the RoS will step in and deregister PPBM for failing to conduct its AGM. So the only option Mahathir has is to remove Muhyiddin and take his chances with the president’s supporters.

And until that happens, Kit Siang will make damn sure Pakatan Harapan never gets legitimised as a coalition by the RoS.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) needs to resolve issues with the DAP and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) before it can be approved as a formal coalition, Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

The deputy prime minister said among the issues that the Opposition coalition needs to address includes the final report of the DAP’s re-elected central executive committee and PPBM’s amendment to its party constitution.

Ahmad Zahid said the Home Ministry has already ordered the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to let PH know of any necessary requirements they need to meet.

“PH must respect all rules which has been set. The application cannot be passed because a few issues among them have not been resolved.

“We have ordered the RoS to inform them on any rectification that needs to be done,” he said at a press conference in Parliament today.

Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said the application will be expedited once the necessary terms are met by PH.

“We have our own laws and each party has their own constitution. They have to follow it. They have to follow their own constitution.

“The two things have to be immediately resolved so that we can take the next step in registration,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid also stressed that there was nothing political about the application not being approved and the RoS will act “professionally” in all cases.

“This is an operational matter. RoS is under KDN but I do not involve myself in any of the suggestions made to accept or reject any application,” he said, using the Malay initials for the Home Ministry.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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