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Sakmongkol ak 47

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Will Mukhriz be Screwed?

Sakmongkol has written on this a long time ago. Watch what Tun Mahathir says. His prognoses seem to be prescient. Except his expectation about Pak Lah defending his presidency.

He says he was glad he was wrong. But then Tun Mahathir could have been using reverse psychology. You never know what the good doctor means. Everyone knows he is the master at biting sarcasm.

It is of his prediction on the coming ketua pemuda post that interests sakmongkol. Tun says Khairy will win. First because he has money. Second, because he has Najib’s backing. What?

Sakmongkol hears that in Machang, Mukhriz Mahathir lost the nomination for Ketua Pemuda. It went to Khairy Jamaluddin.

Sakmongkol is surprised at this. Because he knows that the former MP there, Sazmi Meah is a long time friend of Mukhriz Mahathir. Way back when they were in MRSM in KB. Which means, Sazmi wasn’t able to do anything against the money juggernaut.

Money is the great equalizer. And when UMNO says it is serious about money politics, what it really means is, it gets serious if you spend a little. Its OK if you spend millions.

Suppose you were Pak Lah. Whatever straight face you put up, you will not be able to contain the feeling that you have been bumped off. So you say, OK I will go out, but what’s the deal in for me? I must get something back?

So a little horse-trading takes place.

What? How?

Pak lah knows that Najib’s a political invertebrate. This has been confirmed by TUn Mahathir. His interest overrides everything. As long as he gets to be the PM, Najib will even be willing to sell his prized possession- whatever that may be.

So Pak Lah will say- if I agree to go, I want you to make sure Khairy becomes the ketua Pemuda. Deal?

Najib says , agreed. Done.

Our friend Muhkriz is young and possibly has not acquired sufficient experience in dealing with Janus-faced Najib. He feels he is comfortable working with Najib but najib wants to be PM at all cost. This is what he has been trained since he was born. This perception that only the high born can become leaders has reached ridiculous proportions. For instance, Sakmongkol has heard people saying that when they in the presence of Najib, they see Najib as being much bigger in physical appearance.

Unbeknownst to Muhkriz,Najib may have done a deal with the outgoing PM. The PMship for Khairy’s ketua pemuda. Najib does not need any further inducements in this.

Mukhriz as everyone knows is a very cultured person. His speeches are measured as compared to Khairy who speaks like a Mafia enforcer. He feels he can trust Najib and thinks he will be comfortable working with Najib. In the world of realpolitik, sakmongkol feels that Muhkriz will be disappointed.

Najib’s people are actually comfortable with Khir Toyo who is a mister money bags. He is a gold mine. Najib himself can work comfortavbly with Khir Toyo who he can control and with Khairy. With Khairy, Najib feels he can still have control over khairy. Perhaps they have dirt on each other.

But with Mukhriz? Muhkriz has the biggest asset that anyone wants to have at the moment- Tun Mahathir. Najib squirms before Tun Mahathir. And Tun Mahathir has said that he is backing Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

Perhaps its not too late for MUkhriz to re-strategise?


kak jayn,  9 October 2008 at 15:53  

Hopefully Mukhriz secure 1 nomination for KP 2morow from Kimanis! I heard the Ketua Bahagian isnt great fan of mr mp khairy....

and, before too late, i would like to congratulate bloggers whom strategically push MR PM to end his premier by march next year by guessing that he wouldnt!!! hahaha..masuk perangkap si kawan!!!

Anonymous,  9 October 2008 at 16:55  

If he backstab mukriz, will he backstab muhyiddin?

Anonymous,  9 October 2008 at 18:32  

Greetings Sir,

I read your blog regularly.
I hope you do no think me rude, but can I ask you point blank: who do you wish to see as the Umno leader?
From your many postings, I think you are not too enamoured of Najib.
So who do you want to see as Umno leader? And can you tell why, his qualties, etc. The Umno president, as is the norm, will be the country's leader.
I am politically naive and I read (blogs such as yours) to educate and inform myself.
Thank you.
Mr Kay Por

Anonymous,  9 October 2008 at 18:56  

mr kay por,

If u remember the al-arqam leader hj ashaari mohd when pushed for answers, he will say 'nanti saya akan jawab dalam buku terbaru yg akan saya keluarkan nanti'.


sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 9 October 2008 at 19:01  

yes..sakmongkol will be publishing 3 books very soon.
1.from manchester to pulau manis- the chronicles of a one termed adun.
2. dari mabchester ke pulau manis- malay version.
3. strange tales from blogosphere.
be patient please.
also coming out. a book by wan iqbal- former adun- politik 3 abdul.

Anonymous,  9 October 2008 at 19:36  

Oh, well. I guess that was a naive question. And like my nick...
Kay Por

Thank you

Anonymous,  9 October 2008 at 19:38  

Mr. Sak.. I wonder why u only got 1 term as adun. Apakah dosa besaq yg telah tuan lakukan..takkan kejatuhan tuan.. mainan si Napi tu jugak?

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 9 October 2008 at 19:43  

anonymous @19.36- not a naive question. an honest one. nothing wrong. chance for me to say whats coming.

anonymous@19.38- why one term? see forthcoming book, especially on Mr. Pantalon of Pekan Politics.

Anonymous,  9 October 2008 at 19:59  

Blog owner, thank you. Maybe some other time you will (answer)?

To Anon/Ayuna
No, I'm afraid I don't know. Maybe before my time or that I was away from the country then.
I will wiki it tomorrow. House rules: No net after 8pm. Must study.

omarkhayyam,  9 October 2008 at 21:22  

yo ma man,

a buddy o mine emailed me ya blog n guess wat i find ya interesting coz u mix kalashnikov with muay thai .... both r pretty hot n spicy

tat kinda explains da real u


Anonymous,  11 October 2008 at 05:33  

" For instance, Sakmongkol has heard people saying that when they in the presence of Najib, they see Najib as being much bigger in physical appearance. "

I think he lost some KGs after Permatang Pauh.
Anyway, I think Khir will win.

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