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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Mutiny in Kedah



Some people asked me about what is happening in Kedah. Mutinous UMNO division heads or their deputies held a press conference to declare they have lost confidence in Mukhriz Mahathir. They urged UMNO to intervene and dismiss Mukhriz Mahathir.

It is a mutiny. To me, they are doing this because Najib asked them to. Nothing moves without the endorsement from the 2.6 billionaire. After this he will instruct the UMNO state assembly members to do the same.

Obviously they don’t have the support of the UMNO aduns as the moment. As someone observed, that is why they went to the press to announce a for the public consumption political lynching.

First UMNO will dismiss Mukhriz as Ketua Perhubungan. Then ask the UMNO state assembly members to abandon Muhriz.

UMNO can inflict harm on Mukhriz in his capacity as Ketua Perhubungan UMNO. It is a party position. The MB on the other hand, is chosen as he has the majority support in the state assembly.  If Kedah UMNO wants to remove Mukhriz as MB, they can pay state assembly members to cross over to join UMNO state assembly members (sams) and remove Mukhriz. In this case,they can ignore the opposition sams because UMNO already has the majority.

They can reject Mukriz’s claims that he is MB of the people. Mukriz's statement to that effect has no relevance at the moment. The people elected him as a state assembly member. Sams from his party chose him to be MB. They are also the same who can remove him. They must state their preference in a session of the state assembly.

What UMNO does to its own ought not to be our concern.  It’s an UMNO party internal affair. The practice of political cannibalism within UMNO is a normal affair. It’s all in a day’s work.

Suppose all the 192 UMNO division heads in Malaysia convened a press conference and announced they have lost confidence in Najib. What would Najib do?

Do nothing. He can only be removed when it can be shown that he has lost support of the majority in Parliament.

He will do the same thing as he normally does, burry his head in the sand and does the wise monkey routine- hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. He will pay those dissenters money. That’s UMNO’s weakness.

The 1000-strong supporters who gathered at the sate UMNO building in Alor star, is merely doing a counter measure. They don’t have to waste their time. They are better off meeting their state assembly members and warn them if they don’t support MUkhriz, they will not elect them in the next elections.

The people asking Mukhriz to go and they must be state assembly members, will have to convene the state assembly and produce evidence that Mukhriz has lost the confidence of the majority in the state assembly. If they can produce that evidence, and the speaker announces that it is so, then the chief plotter will seek audience with the Kedah Sultan to ask for the dismissal of Mukhriz Mahathir.

Or, the chief plotter can secure signed petitions of those who want Mukhriz out, gather the signed documents and go before the king. If the King is satisfied as in the Perak case many years ago, that Mukhriz son of Mahathir has lost it, then without even calling for the SA to convene can consent to the removal of Mukhriz.

If Mukhriz wants to stay in power as MB, what can he do? Up the ante on Najib.

He and a few others team up with people from the opposition (ignore who they are) and form a new state government. He will then produce evidence that he and others command the majority in the SA. After he becomes MB on a coalition ticket, do a purge. Appoint new excos and provide allocations.

Mukriz remains as MB on a coalition and at the same time strike at Najib. Najib will lose Kedah.

No one in their right thinking frame of mind would ever believe that what’s happening to Kedah now had no blessings from Najib. Nothing moves in a heavily patronized UMNO without the nod from the Commandeer-in Chief.  The stone thrower hides his hands behind his back. 
Everyone knows who he is. This latest amateurish move by Najib will only motivate Dr Mahathir.

15 comments:

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 08:36  

I love what is going on in UMNO. One can argue that Najib should not open another war front when there is a fierce battle in his own backyard. But he has to do his last act - he is a sore loser throwing sand at his adversary's assets before riding into the sun set. And that sunset is Sungai Buloh.

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 12:28  

MM should just have an audience with the Sultan and inform him of the latest development, and advice the Sultan to consent to the dissolution of the state assembly and go for a new state election.

In the election, I believe BN will be soundly defeated, with the help of some very strong and well respected past leader of UMNO campaigning for MM. Past leaders like Daim, Sanusi and Dr.M can take this opportunity to ensure BN is defeated heavily and hence justifying the removal of the president of the party. MM has to ack fast before he is removed by the PM.

Donplaypuks® 21 January 2016 at 12:28  

Perak coup d'├ętat in reverse? Does 'nice man' Mukhriz have the cojones? Well, Mahathir's UMNO Baru is dead and needs to be given a decent burial. It's time for UMNO New Millennium!

It may kill off Najib and get rid of the fundamentalists in the Kedah state govt in 1 stroke!

Politicalamity9,  21 January 2016 at 12:33  

if they choose to follow through on what they started, they will see the wrath of Kedahan people in the next GE.
I dont think by that time they will see either blue or green or rocket, they will see only the people they hate and had disrupted the serenity of the people.

Ali 21 January 2016 at 13:02  

Don't forget his core soldiers, salleh keruak,rahman Dahlan,nazri Aziz,ahman mazlan,sharir samad,teuku nan also to sg.buluh

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 13:44  

Now this is one wayang kulit I will pay to watch !

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 13:57  

Mukhriz akan dimuhyiddinkan sama. Mula-mula, dia di downgrade dari wakil Parlimen (Persekutuan) dan berjawatan Menteri ke DUN (walaupun dapat jadi MB). Skrg usaha utk Mukhriz dimuhyiddinkan.

Politik ibarat main chess. Makan, makan dan makan sampai checkmate itulah politik. Kerana politik byk Kerajaan Melayu silam tumbang. Kerana politik, UMNO pernah diharamkan.Kini apa yang berlaku adalah politik. Pengundi sekadar boleh mengundi - lebih lebih mana ada?

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 14:17  

The night of the long or short knives, whichever way it is called.
Don't you think Mukhriz would have prepared for this eventuality and have some counter measures. Yours are also very doable. PAS Kedah has asked for the assembly to be dissolved.

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 17:05  

Umno is doomed. Umno is doomed. Wake up ALL Malaysians. Love the country more than ONE incompetent corrupt man.

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 18:48  

This is the State of Kedah. What can Najib do??? He can do nothing except to unsettle the MB using his stupid 'machais'. Only the DUN can remove the MB through a vote of no confidence. And to do this, I'm sure some BN Adun can align with opposition Adun's to defeat the motion.

Ahmad Bashah is being stupid and so are the Umno MPs who attended the PC. Mukriz shld give Najib the 2 finger like what Najib did to Mahathir in the later quest to remove him as PM. Tit for Tat. Alternatively Mukriz shld publicly declare that he is willing to step down as MB provided Najib step down as PM. Reasons being that he is never investigated by the Macc whislt Najib is under serious investigation.

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 20:56  

I really like the last option. If Mukriz can do it, it will be a coup of sorts which will really hurt Najib and gang. I'm sure the opposition is gung-ho on it too. And it could possibly trigger a revolt in other state too if the formula works well.

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 20:57  

Looks very much like Najib is digging a deeper hole for himself. Life is not so bad these days.

Anonymous,  21 January 2016 at 22:52  

I hope najib will do more of this until one fine day, we can spit not only on him but also his shadows.

Anonymous,  23 January 2016 at 00:12  

I agree. Thats probably the only way to justify the resignation of the Prime Minister. Making one horrible mistake after another.

Anonymous,  23 January 2016 at 00:15  

The spitting has already began long time ago. Just take a peek at his FB postings. He is the worst PM ever. Simply shameful

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