Former prime minister Mahathir Mohammad is trying every trick in the book to get his fave PM-in-waiting Najib Tun Razak to meet with him.
The old man’s latest tricks include instilling fear in UMNO’s hearts that Pakatan Rakyat (aka Anwar Ibrahim) is taking over the Federal Government (THE STAR).
He read the “SIGNS” alright, that component parties in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak are crossing over – this is Anwar’s frog jumping strategy which is yet to materialise, though much ado have been said about it.
The situation is viable, Mahathir says. They have nothing to lose. Crossing over meant still being in the Government. You know lah how greedy those BN/UMNO politicians are? Who knows them better than the 22-years-in-government-as-prime-minister Mahathir himself?
And what does Anwar Ibrahim got to do with this, you ask?
In his speech at Putrajaya yesterday, he even acknowledges that PR is a ‘force to be reckon with’ and that Anwar is “finallly” a threat to be taken seriously – not the “Anwar, who?” anymore (before the 12th General Elections dubbed the Tsunami).
“THERE IS GREAT DANGER,” Mahathir says. Why – members lacked inherent loyalty to the party and are only interested in personal gains.
“If this Government loses its power, it is no longer the Government, and it will not be in a position to dole out all kinds of cookies; the clout is gone,” he added.
Mahathir is of course and formost, speaking for himself! He earns, as Petronas advisor, some RM180,000 per year! Not much, compared to some CEO, even less than some editors in the mainstream/government controlled media. But what does an advisor do?
And what is even worse?
He warns that Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi may win uncontested in December if the 30% support ruling is not changed, and no division will nominate another apart from Abdullah as the president.
Be afraid, Najib… be very afraid!
“The earlier zest to change the leadership had died down and that the “hand kissing” had started again,” he added, is he referring to Najib?
Najib, of course, is acting as if he is a five-year old, that he needs Abdullah’s permission to meet with Mahathir. Abdullah had said “didn’t block, didn’t block” (Malaysiakini).
But Mahathir was convinced as “Najib said he had to get permission from the PM, until now he has not seen me; apparently the PM does not trust his deputy”.
Come on lah, Najib. Both you and Mahathir are acting like two love sickfools. Or worst still, like a couple having an illicit affair, with Abdullah as “the other men”. HAHAHA!
Najib, why are you afraid of Abdullah? Is he holding a gun (oops…plastic explosives) to your head? Or are you afraid of something else?