The fall of Azmin Ali?

TTF: There is a saying in popular Malay culture, that if the member of a family unit fails to keep the unit intact, he (or she) will fail to lead any group towards unity and harmony. In the case of Azmin Ali, not only has he failed to keep his family unit together, members of that unit are turning against him (see news item below).

That reminds me of what Mahathir once said. In a speech he delivered in Penang, the former premier reminded the audience that the Malays would never respect a leader who was disrespected by his own family members. Today, it is an open secret that Azmin is working behind the scenes to wrest control of PKR in a bid to afford Mahathir total control of Pakatan Harapan.

Is Mahathir now going to distance himself from Azmin? Or is that the reason the former premier is keeping his associations with Azmin under the shadows? Is he afraid that people would disrespect him on account of his ties with the Selangor MB?

Kuala Lumpur: Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s brother Mohamed Azwan Ali has joined hands with Umno and vowed to bring down the state administration.

Azwan today showed up at the Umno assembly with Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos, who has already started campaigning against Azmin for the Bukit Antarabangsa state seat in the 14th general election.

“I want to remind Azmin — don’t think I’m acting, don’t think I’m paid to do this, I have kept my revenge against Azmin for a long time, but he forgot the message of our father,” Azwan told reporters here today.

“You think you are great because you are an MB, let me bring you down. Other ministers are not brave enough to bring you down but let me do that,” Azwan added.

Azwan is the second sibling of Azmin to take public enmity with the latter, with Azmin’s sister Ummi Hafilda having consistently campaigned against him before.

Azwan said that he has been “humiliated” and lost everything because he backed Azmin in the past, and also threatened to expose Azmin’s secrets “one by one”.

Jamal, who brought Azwan to the assembly, has openly stated his intention to fight Azmin and even played up his ability to replace the latter as Selangor MB.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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