Saturday, March 17, 2007

We're Good, Says Najib

Just Rumour
Don't listen to internet rumour about any rift between Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his number two, Najib Razak.
Najib has refuted stories that he and Abdullah are having problems.
"Don't listen to the stories in the internet, they are all a myth," he said in Pekan today.
He was at the Pekan Village development and Security Committe (JKKK) gathering.
Najib said his relationship with the PM was very close and strong.
"Being the number two in the country, I always strive to assist the Prime Minister in the country's administration and so on for the good of the country," he was quoted to have said by Bernama.
Speculations were rife, not only in the internet, that not all was well between the PM and DPM in the wake of allegations of corruption and abuse of power involving Deputy Internal Security Minister Johari Baharum and Anti-Corruption Agency director-general Zulkipli Mat Noor.
I remember, after these allegations were made public, an aide to a politician asked me this: "Do you think it is a proxy war?"
"You tell me", was my reply.

Frankly. Anything is possible.

13 comments:

acciaccatura said...

Assalamualaikum Kak Ena,
I think they had problems from day one lagi. No chemistry at all.
Tambah lagi nak undi ni. Tengoklah cerekarama!

Anon. Fm Miri said...

I smell a rat! here.
I just remember there is a Malay saying, “Kalau tak ada angin bertiup, takkan pokok bergoyang”, which means the tree will not sway without a trace of wind. So time will tell us......

Adios

Clark Gable of Pulau Duyong said...

I remember the last DPM who had a very close relationship with PM liken to father and son sort of way....history repeating?

LUBOK MELAYU said...

Adikku Nuraina,

Nostalgia. Saya teringat sandiwara antara Dr M dan ayam sabungnya, DSAI. Ketika itu, sekitar 97 dan 98, hubungan mereka retak. Dan belah yang terjadi selepas itu mengaut jutaan Melayu dan bangsa lain terjerumus sekali dengan kedua pemimpin besar tersebut.

Bezanya, Abdullah dan Najib tidak sebesar Mahathir dan Anwar. Bukanlah saya nak perkecilkan Perdana Menteri saya dan timbalannya, tapi dari segi kredibiliti dan karisma memang bergu yang dulu lebih mengancam dari pasangan yang ada sekarang.

Namun begitu, intrigues yang sedang menghikis hubungan AAB dan Najib, saya rasa, tidak kurang hebatnya. Najib sekonyong-konyong dilibatkan oleh setengah puak dengan kes bunuh-letup Atlantuya. AAB di kelilingi ahli politik muda yang berimipian besar mahu jadi PM sebelum umurnya menjangkau 40.

Najib, tidak seperti Anwar, lemah serba serbi. Dia tiada think-tank yang hebat (Razak Baginda ada di dalam). Dia tidak ada grassroot yang padat (menang tipis di pilihanraya). Dan dia juga masih terkenal dengan tabiat lama duduk di atas pagar.

AAB tidak kuat mana, maca Mike Tyson yang menjadi juara dunia kerana lawan tinju lain penakut belaka (tidak seperti di zaman Ali). Tapi think-tanknya cukup padu (Tingkat 4), dia mengawal semua media kecuali blog dan internet, dan dia mempunyai seorang Timbalan, iaitu Najib, yang lemah.

Saya percaya memang Najib maukan hubungannya dengan AAB baik dan akan baik selalu. Tetapi seperti Adik Nuraina kata, semuanya possible. Sandiwara Dr M-DSAI mungkin berulang dan kalau ia berulang, seorang lagi timbalan PM pasti akan tumbang. In this case, tumbang dengan mudah.

Sekiranya memang hubungan mereka baik, ianya disebabkan Najib tidak akan membantah atau menentant AAB. Dia tidak mahu membuai kolek sebab kalau terbalik, yang karam ialah dia bukan Abdullah dan yang akan untung ialah Khairy.

freelunch2020 said...

hhahhahahahah exactly what anwar + dr m said when they were fighting like cats....hhahahhahahaahhaa...so in malaysian political lingo, that's a YES....hahhahahahhahaha....;P

Typhoon Sue said...

yup, anything is possible.

honestly, if indeed things are not peachy between them, would they tell? I don't think so.

denying the rumour is the politically correct thing to do.

saying that EVERYTHING on the internet is myth however, isn't. Particularly in the wake of all the accusations against bloggers and all. But hey, he didn't attack anyone in particular, so I think I'll let it slide... :)

Kata Tak Nak said...

Najib should say, "Hey I didn't have a fight with AAB, see no black eye. Yes la sometimes he sees it from another angle biasa la tu but really there's no problem between us. I have no problem with Pak lah and his children. I have no problem with ground floor, 1st floor 2nd floor 3rd floor and 5th floor sampai atas la. No problem la. Ku Nan told me ini semua itu perempuan-perempuan penipu punya bloggers punya kerja la. Wah they all berani ah, we bring RR to fire them still they want to do that ah. No lah don't believe la, what you think we all like kayveas and keng yaik ah?

What still don't want to believe me ah. Okay i give you the adress of a good bomoh, you go and ask him and see whether got gaduh-gaduh between us.

Actually ah, I really admire Pak Lah you know. I tell you a secret, I sms him many times you know, thats why he win the Akademi PM competition.

No lah where got TDM force Pak Lah to take me. Actually ah, TDM asked Pak Lah to take Samy Velu, swear I tell you.

pelepus said...

The PM has said he is not going to be a one-term PM. That means, if BN wins the next general elections, and it is likely to do so, Najib will be No 2 for the next 5 to 7 years. But that time KJ would have turned 35 or 36, a good age to become a deputy. Najib will then announce his retirement/resignation, citing health reasons. By 2015 or 2016, AAB will announce his desire to give way to his son-in-law, who will be the youngest PM that Malaysia will ever have. He will not stay long, though. A scandal and he can't be defended, and KJ has to step down.
By that time, a young woman would have been "prepared" to take over KJ. It's not Azalina, of course, and Sahrizat and Rafidah would have been too old.
Ever heard of Nori?

Too fantastic? Sure. But then, Najib insisting that his ties with the old man is good is even more fantastic, especially given the fact that the people -- and the posters here -- all know very well of the Mahathir-Anwar "wayang kulit" not that long ago.

Still, anything's possible in politics, as the blogger says. Najib may still become PM in the next five years and maybe he will take someone else other than Khairy Jamaluddin as deputy.

Who knows the last alphabet in the R.A.H.M.A.N prophecy is not Najib but Nori!
Think about it...

cre8tif said...

dear anon fm. miri

well i think the tree will still bergoyang without the wind but for the fact of monkeys ! :-)

cheers

nstman said...

Remember the anwar-mahathir tiff. It started off with with anwar's denial followed by mahathir's. then hugs and kisses (the usual unstinting support for each other). The rest, as the Gringos say, is history.

Penarik Beca said...

1998, all the "still ok, still warm" statements came from Anwar. Everytime i wanted to believe, i called Zaharin.

"hang percaya ka Anwar tu, bakaq?!"

2007, another "elegant silent"?

zewt said...

trying very hard to stay in the good books i see.... hmmmm....

freethinker said...

it's blantant obvious something is no "good" if u had to step out and declare your "good" relationship..

Maybe he was hinting to the smart readers.... read between the lines....