The Malaysian Observer
When you look at the results of what happened after the ANSARA nominations, it becomes quite clear why Mukhriz needs a safe seat.
The latest news as reported by ‘Seademon’, is that Mukhriz Mahathir did not get a single nomination for (get this) any of the ANSARA posts. That slight must have sent Mukhriz ego into a tailspin; especially given the fact that he’s incumbent President.
You would almost think that he would get at least one nomination for holding the position; but even one nomination was too much to ask as those who were making nominations know all too well of Mukhriz’s lack of performance.
Mukhriz’ job performance parallels that of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as written in yesterday’s piece entitled ‘The Strange Disappearance of Muhyiddin Yassin’(Read it here).
As the constituents in Kedah know, the former Menteri Besar (Mukhriz Mahathir) is no stranger to disappearing. It has become widely known that he spent more time in Kuala Lumpur than he did in serving the people in his constituency. Not only that, but to add insult to injury; the talk is that even on those rare occasions when he was in Kedah, he was virtually ineffective.
His ineffectiveness is probably why Mukhriz received such an overwhelming (wink) number of ANSARA nominations.
Fortunately for Mukhriz, his being born into the Mahathir household is the reason why his political career has gotten as far as it has; he was a passenger in the Mahathir vehicle. But that vehicle started running out of fuel when Tun Mahathir left office; which is why daddy could not save him from being dismissed as Kedah Menteri Besar.
There was and still is no way for Mukhriz to survive politically without riding on his father’s coat tail. It was Tun Mahathir who in the pass could influence the direction of events. Lim Kit Siang knew that and that is why he wanted Tun Mahathir and is only using Mukhriz as window dressing.
Does anyone think for a moment that Mukhriz is such a political strategist or is such a political heavy weight that he warranted the position of DAP-led Pakatan deputy vice president? If he were such a political asset, he would have been re-nominated for the top ANSARA post or any of the other ANSARA posts.
Now think over this; if Mukhriz cannot get a single nomination for an ANSARA post, there is absolutely no way in the world he can win an election without dear old dad arranging a safe seat him.
Mukhriz needs a safe seat because he will be not electable without it. He is like a man who has been given fish and never taught how to fish; without his father (Tun Mahathir), Mukhriz would starve politically.
That is why ANSARA is a perfect example to why Mukhriz Mahathir needs that safe seat which is said to be part of that RM1Billion package for Lim Kit Siang that everyone is talking about!
Source: The Malaysian Observer