“Even if the cabal (from UMNO) now decides not to pursue with mission “Perikatan Nasional Destruct,” the coalition will fall, one way or the other, as the mission is on auto-run”
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
زاهيد حميدي بارو سدر اڤ يڠ بنر-بنر سداڠ برلاو
UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has proposed the appointment of four Sabah leaders from the party to positions that reflect their involvement in the Perikatan Nasional government, both at federal and state levels.
According to a news portal, the proposal, made via a letter to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, was for Kinabatangan Umno division chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin to be made Sabah Federal Development chairman.
Zahid also named Kimanis Member of Parliament Datuk Mohamad Alamin for the post of deputy minister and Tuaran Umno division chief Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan for the post of senator, both representing UMNO Sabah.
The proposal comes amid clandestine efforts by a cabal of UMNO members inclined towards a very senior party leader to collapse the Perikatan Nasional government, very possibly after the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted, perhaps even some weeks later.
On Tuesday (14thof April 2020), I wrote:
“At present, nine or ten MPs from PPBM have voiced all sorts of concerns to people from camp Mahathir and seem utterly disgusted with Azmin’s failure to lure more MPs from PKR and WARISAN.
“And that’s cutting a very, very long story short, enough to let you know that the MPs from PPBM aren’t likely to be satisfied with appointments to Government Linked Companies (GLCs) and what have you, as the fear is “what happens to us should the general election be called tomorrow,” not “how much more money we can make.”
“Truth is, the cabal is adamant that parliament needs to be dissolved, and is confident, that the majority of Malays are so excited about PAS and UMNO coming together that they will remain with Muafakat Nasional come hell or high water..
“Many MPs in PPBM are aware of this and aren’t exactly rejoicing at the idea of working with UMNO.
“They’re well aware that their chances at being re-elected during the upcoming general election may be next to nothing as UMNO is so determined to make a huge comeback, it will step on anyone or anything to do so.
“There is no way on earth the cabal will compromise with PPBM on seat allocations. However, its leaders aren’t aware, that they’re being ill advised by strategists who seem to think that this is what the Malay-Muslims want.”
The idea presented here is that the existence of the cabal and its ambitions have since come to be known to PPBM Members of Parliament, many of whom are beginning to see that they made a big mistake ditching Mahathir and were better off with Pakatan Harapan.
Even Muhyiddin is no longer confident with UMNO (or so I’m told) and knows that the cabal was never serious in wanting to forge a Malay-Muslim alliance for the sake of the ummah and merely wanted to split both PPBM and PKR to pave the way for UMNO’s return.
One key figure instrumental in playing everybody out was Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, while another was a PPBM MP once considered a die-hard Mahathirist who was dead against working with UMNO en bloc.
Anyway, you can read more into it by tracing parts one through six (below) in the yet to be completed series detailing a plot to sabotage the Muhyiddin administration.
In the second part of the article. I wrote:
“…the cabal can no longer back out or suddenly decide not to ‘kill’ Muhyiddin, as even if it did, many PPBM MPs are not thrilled with the idea of “not knowing when the sword will strike.”
“As far as they’re concerned, if a government run by a 138-seat strong coalition can collapse “just like that,” bringing down one with a razor thin majority in parliament would be akin to “collapsing a castle made of sand.”
“Yes, be prepared for a general election – like it or not, we’re headed towards GE15, one way or the other, and you can thank the cabal for it.
“Not only was the cabal conned into thinking that the Malay-Muslims would be ok with the idea of “chopping Muhyiddin’s head off,” its leaders were so confident that they had it all figured out.”
In other words, even if the cabal now decides not to pursue with mission “Perikatan Nasional Destruct,” the coalition will fall, one way or the other, as the mission is on auto-run.
This is considering that several PPBM MPs, worried about their future post-GE15, are aiming to forge an alliance with any group from Pakatan Harapan that isn’t with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng and Lim Kit Siang.
There are rumours that Muhyiddin himself is keeping his options open. I ended the article by saying:
“With Muhyiddin emerging as hero and with the PPBM-PAS-UMNO ‘alliance’ being a step closer towards “penyatuan ummah secara menyeluruh,” should the government collapse and should the cabal refuse to compromise with PPBM on seat allocations (to the extent that PPBM leaves Perikatan), it would be akin to burning 15 – 18 per cent of Muafakat Nasional’s votes, maybe even 20.
“Think I’m kidding? Time will tell…
“I don’t need to remind you how little a swing in the Malay-Muslim vote it took to shift the pendulum towards Pakatan Harapan.
“And let’s not forget that in politics, it is the element of shock that allows an incident or event to be ingrained in the minds of voters for a very, very long time.
“Towards GE14, the ‘shock’ factor was the claim that billions were being ‘robbed’ from this place or that place while the commoner was made to ‘suffer’ due to GST.
“Towards GE15, the ‘shock’ will be the realisation that a cabal of very greedy and ambitious politicians tried to backstab a man who brought them back to power, contributed towards the DAP’s ouster and ‘saved’ millions of Malaysians from Covid-19.
“If PPBM turns its back on Perikatan National as a result, and if the DAP agrees to field more Malays and tells Lim Guan Eng, Lim Kit Siang, Ong Kian Ming, Tony Pua, Teressa Kok and Nga Kor Ming to “stay at home,” you can bet your last dollar that Pakatan Harapan will make a comeback as PPBM tightens its grip on Johor (Muhyiddin’s territory) and expands existing strongholds.”
This story is going to be a very long one and will consist many parts. As such, you should first read whatever that has been written thus far by following the links below before we go any further.
Oh, and lest I forget, the senior UMNO leader I keep talking about isn’t Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, as even he is in a shock now that he’s discovered some itsy-bitsy details he never knew before.
This is to answer some questions raised by almost 100 people (via [email protected]) who want to know who the senior leader is.
All I can say is this – one of the senior leader’s men, whom I’ve known and dealt with for many years, met me in person weeks before Mahathir resigned, told me what would happen (and it did, which came as a rude shock to me) and tried to get me on his side with fairy tales about why the conspiracy was necessary.
But I refused.
To be continued…