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Sakmongkol ak 47

Monday, 9 March 2020

The PM's Team

The big question is what party does Muhyiddin belong to? He will not last long if he does not reconcile with Tun Mahathir. He won't last long either if he excuses corrupt UMNO leaders like Najib and his cohorts. That includes Hishammudin Hussein. I am amazed by some people's infatuation with Hishammuddin.

Mahathir has more supporters than Muhyiddin. If he does not give Mahathir proper respect, Muhyiddin will evaporate quickly. He must not think his position makes him invincible. 

His need for UMNO does not mean he closes an eye over corrupt UMNO leaders, or he would undermine court proceedings. Mahathir is correct in accepting UMNO individuals and not en bloc. Muhyiddin should recognise this.

First he needs to show that Bersatu is unified. Otnerwise, he is lame duck. So whether he likes it or not, he cannot ignore Mahathir. 

Muhyiddin also needs to know that cooperation with UMNO en bloc is ephemeral so he needs to search for individual UMNO members who are interested to serve the country.

I have heard one cerebral-challenged politician said governing is a choice between a pig rearer and sheep herder betraying his bigotry. This kind of person should not be in the cabinet at all. If he is good to God he is only good for himself. But if he not good in governing, the ramifications are to society as a whole. That is why Muhyiddin should ignore Hadi absolutely. 

There are 3 factors to consider: Courage, competence and integrity. With courage all will come. These factors would rule out most of the High Priests of Malaysia's Klu Klux Klan, save a few individuals. 

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has been a loyal UMNO member. He has made monumental financial contributions to UMNO. Apart from his late wife, he loves UMNO most dearly. He can be a good team player. His vast experience is something Muhyiddin can rely on. I have said before he is the PM we never had. His presence in the Cabinet is a premium.

The inclusion of cerebral persons like Noraini Ahmad, Shamsul Nasaran and thinking-man Ismail Said would benefit Muhyiddin. Zuraida Kamaruddin is a hard working lady and a good team player. Azmin Ali is also a good person to have on your team. One more person to consider is the studious Mustapa Mohd.


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