As strange as it sounds, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Anwar Ibrahim are the best of friends. Only that both of them do not know it yet.
Ironically, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah(TRH) needs Anwar to win the UMNO president’s post. What? Have you gone bonkers?
Anwar Ibrahim, the finest actor of his generation, the double cruiser, the CIA implant, the Jewish lover and other vindictive name-enders will deliver the UMNO president’s post to TRH.
When Anwar wins the PP by-elections, UMNO will be in tatters. That victory vanquishes Dato Seri Najib. It will leave him discredited and politically injured.
Victory for Anwar means the rakyat has passed their final judgement. UMNO’ leadership is rejected. Dato Najib has had his innards disembowelled. People realised now that they have carried his baggage for a very long time. Najib carries in him, a burden too heavy to be shouldered by UMNO. UMNO therefore must jettison him.
When UMNO lost heavily during the 12th GE, I have mentioned this. Najib was the director of operations for the 12th GE. He was the field commander as it were. He controlled the theatre.
However, Najib was also a liability for UMNO. The losses suffered by UMNO during that elections, were also damnation for Najib as it was a punishment for Pak Lah. UMNO lost five states. It also lost control of Wilayah Persekutuan.
Anwar’s victory crushes the morale of the entire UMNO organisation. UMNO members will ultimately accept the fact that the present UMNO leadership has done them in. The party, which came into being 62 years ago, came to a ruinous end because of the heavily subsidised ego trip for our two top leaders.
After going through a period of political purgatory, they will realise that only Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah can lead UMNO. He has a relatively unblemished record. Anwar will savour a brief reign but will be the butt of jokes everywhere.
In December 2008, having gone through a cleansing period, UMNO is ready to accept the leadership of TRH. All because Anwar achieves victory at Permatang Pauh.
Just like Dionne Warwick sang- that’s what friends are for.