Zahid wants to stay relevant by inviting people to debate and discuss his take on the attempts to kick out the PM. His ‘take’ is the cake labelled plot and overthrow. He sees it as a plot. He wants to criminalise the actions of the MPs.
The opposition doesnt see Zahid as a stumbling block- he may in fact function as a catalyst to speed up things. We have to write about the conduct of the DPM because we don't want to see his story line going unchallenged. Otherwise, the story line takes the character of a Goebbelsian propaganda.