“Muhyiddin’s speech today is a clear indicator that he wants Sabah to vote more for Perikatan Nasional and less for Barisan Nasional so that PPBM can dicatate terms to UMNO before Parliament is dissolved. But believe me, there is more than one faction waiting to pull out from government once the timing is right, and there is absolutely nothing Muhyiddin can do about it….”
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
محي الدين ده كنا ڬايم، كدودوكن تق ستابيل
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin need not lie to Sabahans that the 15thgeneral election will be held early in the event Gabungan Rakyat Sabah wins the state election.
That’s like telling Sabahans – who’re sick and tired with the endless politicking by Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional leaders – that “if you let us win this election, we will give you another election.”
Stupid, don’t you think?
In the second place, Muhyiddin is holding Sabah at ransom by pressuring them to vote for Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), knowing well in advance that the people think Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional are unstable and want an early general election.
It’s like saying, “I know you are sick and tired of our politicking, so here’s the deal – let us win, and you can vote for stability. If we lose, you can dream on.”
That’s just plain sick – and cruel.
Such excessive level of politicking isn’t only putting investors off, its hurting the economy and affecting citizens of all races.
The wafer thin majority on which Muhyiddin’s administration is “figure skating” does very little to boost the confidence of investors who know that things can go downhill at any moment.
Even the world does not seem to recognize the Muhyiddin administration, judging from the scarcity in congratulatory notes by world leaders when Perikatan Nasional took control of government.
Muhyiddin is well aware that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is on a “do or die” mission, seeing that the latter’s appeal to overturn the guilty verdicts read against him is likely to go nowhere.
It follows, there is no way on earth Najib or his Team A will wait for the Court of Appeal to read out its verdict before attempting to trigger an early general election.
It is therefore likely that Najib will cajole Team B and PAS to pull their support for Muhyiddin soon after the Sabah election in hopes that the latter advises the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to dissolve parliament.
It is a risk Najib is willing to take, as the only other alternative would be to risk going to jail should the Court of Appeal maintain his guilty verdict and order him to Sungai Buloh regardless if he decides to appeal his conviction further or otherwise.
And to think that Muhyiddin told Sabahans to support Gabungan Rakyat Sabah for stability, when all Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional ever does is throw challenges at each other and bicker over everything under the sun.
It’s almost as if Muhyiddin thinks Sabahans are stupid not to see that Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional are themselves unstable and contesting against their own partner, PBS.
There is absolutely nothing that Gabungan Rakyat Sabah promised in its recently launched “Aku Janji” that Barisan Nasional had not already promised but failed to deliver during the 57 years it ruled Sabah.
Muhyiddin’s speech today is a clear indicator that he wants Sabah to vote more for Perikatan Nasional and less for Barisan Nasional so that PPBM can dicatate terms to UMNO before Parliament is dissolved.
But the Prime Minister need not fret, as the Dewan Rakyat is more than likely to be dissolved early even if Najib fails to make a move.
Believe me, there is more than one faction waiting to pull out from government once the timing is right, and there is absolutely nothing Muhyiddin can do about it.