Another Brick in the Wall
The interviews of Dato Mukhriz with Nikkei Asia Review and Dato Husam Musa with Sinar Harian opened a new front on the silent war between Tun Dr Mahathir and Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the coveted position of Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Dato Seri Azmin Ali’s ambition could be considered to have found a conclusive ending.
It could be Anwar’s camp ploy to take the succession narrative from himself to the choice of the next Deputy Prime Minister.
On Thursday, the 11thof July, Nikkei Asia Review published an interview with Mukhriz bearing the title, Mahathir’s son ready to inherit Malaysia’s political legacy.
In the interview, Mukhriz took a swing at Anwar, thus indicating that he is in the running for the post of PM against Anwar.
A former Minister from Pak Lah’s days remarked, “It’s finally out in the open.”
That means this blog is right to say that Mukhriz is not competent for the highest position in the country, but was wrong not to believe that his father planned for him to be a Dato Najib to Tun Abdul Razak.
Former PMO officers and those close to former PM Najib correctly read Mukhriz as Mahathir’s heir apparent.
The PPBM insider that blew the whistle on Anwar and Azmin not being Mahathir’s choice as successor is now proven right.
Whether it was planned as such or if everything was a consequence to the Sandakan Four Point Hotel episode will only be clear in later days.
In the meanwhile, AMANAH Vice Presiden, Dato Husam Musa suggested that Tan Sri Muhyiddin become Anwar’s deputy.
In an interview with Sinar Harian yesterday, he said their combination is the best for the power transition as Anwar’s Prime Ministership is considered a done deal and the Deputy has to be from another party.
Husam offered PAS to join PH but it is likely just building a new political narrative and strategy against PAS. PAS is not likely to accept the ‘offer’ and isn’t comfortable with talking to PAS breakaway leaders.
Note: TTF does not necessarily share the author’s view but nonetheless believes that everyone must be given the opportunity to express their views and side of the story