Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sacking Muhyiddin as DPM - It's According to the Script

For many people, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's removal as DPM was not a surprise.

He had it coming, some party loyalists remarked.

Did he really?

Others, on the other side of the fence,  felt that Muhyiddin was just saying it as it is.

And  there were others who thought it was just a show because, for heaven's sake, Muhyiddin would never do Najib in.

Muhyiddin's remarks when officiating the Cheras Umno division meeting Sunday night had been met with shock, ire, despair, relief, excitement, encouragement from people - depending on where you stand in all this 1MDB- PM saga.

It created a raging buzz in and out of social media and cyberspace.
If you had been following all this -- and if you didn't, two things; either you are just so fed up or you are living in a cave - you'd know that it gets more murky and baffling and how much more,  remains to be seen

After Muhyiddin's remarks were made so public, people were all speculating that  he'd be sacked.

Because 1) it showed that he is not with the PM on all this and was only making things worse for the PM and 2) man, has he got balls to say all those things.

Of course, going by convention, decency and all that - Muhyiddin should not have said all that - according to some party loyalists.

They say that Muhydidin, of all people,  the number 2, should not feign ignorance, a confused mind, lack of understanding. It was bad enough that former PM and party president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad led the chorus of fierce attacks against Najib and now his own deputy.
That is the job of the opposition.

Read Dr MiM's HERE

But really,  if you followed what he said, he did not say anything damning. If he was not able to to understand the 1MDB controversy, well, that is really his problem.

He mentioned Deputy Finance Minister 2 Datuk Husni Hanadzlah and Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan having explained the issue to their colleagues but had still left him in the dark. Which is odd because Rahman, it seems, did a good job of explaining it.

Meanwhile, Tan Sri Gani Patail has had his services terminated on health grounds effective yesterday. He is replaced by federal court judge Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Asked to confirm this, Gani said he did not resign but "they terminated" his services.
Gani is leading the task force investigating allegations against 1MDB. It looks like he no longer is.

Others in the team are Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Aziz, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

Now, this is all going to be an explosive subject for speculation.

Gani has about 2 months more before retirement, I believe. So the questions people are asking -- why -- does Gani know something and about to do something? Is he really not well? And, of course, the task force is now under scrutiny.

Gani, it seems, needs dialysis treatment but is not a diabetic.

Meanwhile PM Najib explains the reason for dropping Muhyiddin which he said was a tough decision for him but he needed the Cabinet to be united.

I can accept difference of opinion but as a cabinet member one cannot do it in a public forum as it can create public misconception. This also affect the concept of collective responsibility,” he said when announcing the new Cabinet line-up here on Tuesday. 
Najib added that the reshuffle was also to strengthen the lineup before the 14th general election.
He said the decision to go ahead with the reshuffle took into account the political scenario and was in the best interest of the administration.
“This ensures that my administration remains committed and focused on development as promised by the Barisan Nasional government in the last general election,” he said in his speech.
He added that the Cabinet should act as a team under all circumstances. - The Star

Umno vice-president and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi replaces Muhyiddin as DPM. Muhyiddin who also lost his Education portfolio is replaced by Datuk Seri Mahadhir Khalid.

Muhyiddin, in an immediate response to his sacking, said he accepted the PM's decision to drop him from the Cabinet and thanked him for the opportunity to serve the government. He also said he will remain loyal to Umno.

"Kecuali dalam isu 1MDB, saya mempunyai prinsip dan pendirian saya sendiri dalam mempertahankan hak rakyat, namai baik parti dan kepentingan negara. Jika kerana pendirian saya dalam isu ini menyebabkan saya digugurkan daripada kabinet maka saya redha.

Saya akan sentiasa setia kepada perjuangan UMNO. Sebagai Timbalan Presiden UMNO, saya akan terus melaksanakan amanah yang telah dipertanggungjawabkan kepada saya dan mencurahkan khidmat bakti saya demi memperkukuhkan parti serta mengembalikan keyakinan orang Melayu dan rakyat kepada UMNO.
Kepada Allah saya berserah."

From now, my friends, it's Que Sera Sera. 


bruno said...


The cabinet reshuffling have been the talk of town for several weeks now.Muhyiddin is seen as a Mahathir man.With Mahathir hounding Najib like a bloodhound,and Muhyiddin not helping,with his previous comments did not help.His Cheras big talk was when he knew that the gaunlet was coming down,that Najib was going to sack him.It is just face saving,going out with a bang,they say.


looks that way, Bruno

bruno said...


A man of Muhyiddin's status after getting the sack,should retire from politics and just quietly ride into the sunset.He should not act like the PAS politicians and go start or join another party.Or else he will be treated like an outcast by Umno.

At first I thought that he will take it like a man and go off quietly.But his latest actions speaks neither.The video of Muhyiddin talking about Najib admitting he took 2.52 billion was leaked purposely.That means the next few days will be the calm before the storm.More action will be coming,so stay tuned.

bruno said...

Let us all take a break from being busybodies always talking about politics.

There was this dentist and big game hunter,who went all the way from the US to Zimbabwe,paid fifty thousand dollars to shoot and kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion,Cecil.Before he could even skin his prized trophy,news got out and protesters stormed his Minnesota dental office.With the mob waiting to skin him,with no place to return to,he joined the "no place to hide" club.So,his only other choice was to relocate his dental office to Zimbabwe,the third world country with no economy.Go figure.

Anonymous said...

collective responsibility includes misuse of power? stealing public money? obstructing justice? lying?

Anonymous said...

Even Marina M. will spit in your face now.


Bruno @11am




certainly not



and your point, stupid?

Nuraina A Samad said...

heheh ... people can be so blindsided--or simply so blind -- and stupid ..

Because I did not belasah the PM -- I must be such a terrible person.

Waah -- what logic is that?

So to you who posted pathetic vicious comments on me personally - I really pity you because it is you that has got a bad bad black heart.

Of course I did not publish your comments, I will only if you identify yourself -- pengecut.

You are also very bengal bengap and bodoh because you obviously TIDAK FAHAM this posting.

so there!

hah kan.. this is my space.. I can choose the comments i want to publish. tak payah lah buang masa menunjukkan kebodohan kamu,

Anonymous said...

He is innocent. The butler stole the 1MDB money! Same thing happened before (e.g. BBMB, always in Malaysia under UMNO. Moral of the story: 'Do not have a butler'.