Rolling back the years in 2008 we called Muhyiddin, the then International Trade and Industry Minister “A Knight in Silver Armour” as he was seen as the main man in the UMNO power struggle. A number of articles were written on Mahathirs quest for his son’s ascendency in UMNO.
The route to the top for Mukhriz now Kedah MB have been anything but smooth for him. Mahathir in 2015 is again testing his mettle that he has still got some of his hatchet men around to carry out his tasks.
PM Abdullah Badawi was ousted in 2009 and now 2015 another PM this time its Najib who stands in the way. Today Muhyiddin is the Deputy prime Minister and will he do it to ensure that Mahathirs wishes are fulfilled. Some say that Najib will not be able to take the full artillery of Mahathir and will vacate his seat by June or the earliest October.
We still strongly BELIEVE that “AH JIB GOR” will be able to withstand and repel Mahathir not by hate and venom but Najibs inborn tenacity. We hope that we are proven correct and this article by www.theantdaily.com below will and might be just be the TOTAL WAKE UP CALL for Najib and his men plus all his so called social media team
Are they fighting for PM Najib?
Below were the articles which audie61 wrote:-
When Najib Razak first became prime minister, he did so not by democratic election but with the help of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad who deposed the then sitting Umno president cum premier Abdullah Badawi. However, he kept his hands clean by recruiting fellow conspirators who plunged the daggers, figuratively of course, into Abdullah’s back.
Much like Casca, the chief conspirators against Julius Caesar – as told in William Shakespeare’s play named after the ancient Roman dictator that retold the historical tale – collected allies to do the dirty deed with him. Chief among this was now Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, like the once loyal Brutus in Shakespeare’s play, who was the one to call Abdullah out during that fateful Umno Supreme Council meeting not so many years ago.
As the years went by however, Muhyiddin, while the number two man, seems distant from the encircled wagons of the Najib inner circle dominated by his close advisors and expensively hired consultants. Indeed political observers and insiders said that while he is the number two man, he is not Najib’s handpicked successor. That honour, dubious or not, was said to have been given to Najib’s cousin and fellow blue blood Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, seemingly being groomed to take over from the controversy-shackle PM. Indeed Muhyiddin’s personal and political stance seem to be the total opposite of Najib and his self-promoted 1Malaysia with the DPM having uttered statements that seem to contradict not only Najib’s stand but his pet idea.
The most famous of this was his “Malay first Malaysian second” remark that contravenes Najib’s supposedly inclusive 1Malaysia. The ascendancy of Hishammuddin seems more likely with the high profile he was accorded while handling the MH370 crisis, though it was both a hit and a miss with the way things turned out. In any case, since then Muhyiddin has been seen to be going his own way and ever distant in both deeds and words from his boss. Fast forward to today, and Mahathir is once more on the warpath, like he had criticised Abdullah prior to this which led to Najib begin given to opening to strike, so is he now out to get the sitting PM.
Frustrated by Najib’s rule which he said did not live up to his expectations and is riddled with scandals and gross abuses, Mahathir once said that he was alone against Najib as after a short moment of respite Umno finally closed ranks around their president. But no longer so with artistes like Siti Nurhaliza, opposition leaders like DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang and now even Muhyiddin seemingly has spoken in support of Mahathir. “Telling the truth and standing up has been your trademark since you were a young doctor and an ordinary Umno member.”
Muhyiddin reportedly said at an anti-war forum on April 19 with Dr M, praising the ex-Umno president of his valiant stand against superpowers and their war-waging ways. “Let me assure you, sir that you are not alone,” said Muhyiddin in reference to Mahathir “speaking the truth”, though the statement while clarified by the DPM as being in context of the anti-war movement is widely seen to be an endorsement of the former premier’s crusade against Najib.
Indeed if speculation is true, Dr M has perhaps found his own Brutus, just like Casca and Najib. Indeed he may have found the same Brutus that Najib once did. Dr Mahathir has previously described Muhyiddin, a former Johor menteri besar, as being the most suitable candidate to step up as future prime minister. For perhaps Muhyiddin is now reprising his role as the most famous Judas of ancient Rome, Brutus, by joining forces with Mahathir to assuage his being sidelined by Najib or his inner circle. Though mere words may not be enough if he were to take this course, as political observer Shahbudin Husin opined in his online posting.
Shahbudin reportedly wrote that Muhyiddin now needs to act for “the struggle for the truth may drag on without any guarantee of success because Najib won’t easily withdraw.” He also believe that Muhyiddin will have the support from Malaysians as many are tired of Najib and want to see him gone. What remains to be seen is if like when he bore the role of Brutus for Najib, will he actually pick up the dagger, so to speak, for Mahathir, or just use this as leverage to secure his place in the succession of power.
He could, like Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin before this, raise ruckus for Najib by appearing to support Dr M or just asking the PM to do what he doesn’t like which is to provide answers to Mahathir’s questions. In any case this will cause some discomfort perhaps in Najib and maybe like what he did with Khairy, he will come to Muhyiddin bearing concessions and gifts.
After all, Khairy and his Umno Youth boys must have been given something by Najib for them to literally pick him up and carry him out of the closed door meeting on their very shoulders with joy and glee. So if he does not pick up the dagger for Mahathir, what will he ask for or indeed get to cement his support for Najib? Of course, Muhyiddin may also be playing his hatchet-man role still for Najib, and his “you are not alone” in speaking truth remark to Mahathir may be a subtle jab to the good doctor, as in the former PM too has inconvenient truths that others may disclose to the public to the detriment of his family and himself, or worse to his legacy.
A bit of a long shot but possible perhaps. Whatever the case, Muhyiddin’s statement has opened another dimension to the Dr M-Najib tussle that may shift the balance of power, either way. –