Monday, September 8, 2008

Anwar's Trojan Horse:The Real Judas ?

Hantu Laut

This deserved a posting on the main page.It was posted by Rahman 332, a commentator, in response to my post - Putrajaya:'A Bridge Too Far'.It's a well written piece. I have no knowledge of the actual source of the article but it's certainly a good read.It could be mere speculation and have no basis.

I would leave it to readers to use their own discretion and make their own judgement.

Anwar's Trojan Horse

The Real Judas

Anwar Ibrahim wants BN to think the defections before 16 September are going to come from Sabah and Sarawak. This explains the focus and frenzy surrounding MPs from East Malaysia. Their movements are being monitored, text messages have been swirling about en bloc defections and some, like Yong Teck Lee and Bernard Giluk Dompok, have been dropping broad hints about wanting to abandon the BN ship.

But the unsuspecting BN leadership is completely unaware of Anwar's actual game plan. Sabah and Sarawak are the great diversions - Anwar's red herrings. Sure, he may eventually end up with some defectors from East Malaysia, but the real trigger that he wants to pull will be right under UMNO's nose. For Anwar, he needs to start with a bang. Something that will cause all other smaller component parties to tremble and quake in their boots leaving them with little choice but to jump en masse.

What Anwar wants to do is to show that he can go for the big scalps. Not your SAPP or UPKO small number of MPs, but from the senior UMNO front bench. What better way of triggering a mass exodus from BN than to show that you have top leaders from BN's biggest party crossing over into PKR? This is the big bang that Anwar has been working on. Two or three front benchers from UMNO plus five other second tier leaders will be enough to precipitate chaos and panic within the BN ranks. It will be the catalyst of a free-for-all ship abandonment as though sailors have spotted a plague-infested rat on deck.

So, who has Anwar marked as the real Judas in this most audacious of power grab in the history of Malaysian politics. Its not that difficult to answer. Think of someone most hard done by Abdullah Badawi and Najib Razak's gentleman's agreement to transfer power in 2010. Someone who had political wind in his sails after the March election only to now see his future in doubt as UMNO gets ready to pick younger leaders in its annual congress. Someone who way back when, had the most coziest of cozy relationship with Anwar.

Yes, Anwar is targeting Muhyiddin Yassin to be the Judas. Muhyiddin is said to have lined up at least three other front benchers and a handful more from the back benches. Many of these MPs are fed up of both Abdullah and Najib, and see the grass being far greener with Anwar. Many of them were also ardent Anwaristas when the Opposition Leader was climbing up the greasy pole of UMNO politics.

These crossovers are said to be mutually beneficial in more ways than one. Anwar knows that the current composition of Pakatan MPs in Parliament is almost half Malay and half non-Malay. If he only manages to woo non-Malay BN MPs to defect, he will effectively head a non-Malay dominated government. This would be hard for the Malay-majority electorate to accept not to mention institutions like the royalty, military, armed forces and civil service. Anwar, therefore, desperately needs Malay MPs to defect from BN. In order for this to happen, he needs a Malay BN leader with enough seniority to attract others to follow suit. Hence, Muhyiddin.

But that's not all. Anwar has already over-promised his buddies in DAP. He knows that he has to make Lim Kit Siang one of his Deputy Prime Ministers. That's not going to sit well with Malays, whether they are UMNO, PAS or PKR supporters. Regardless of the muhibbah rhetoric coming out of Pakatan and its acceptance by the Bangsar Starbucks Melayu, the heartland and grunt Malays cannot stand Kit Siang. To them he and his party stand for everything that is anti-Malay.

That being the case, Anwar has to counter-balance Kit Siang's appoitment as DPM with a heavyweight Malay politician as another deputy. Of course he could appoint Hadi Awang and complete the unholy trinity of Pakatan parties as PM and two DPMs, and he probably would offer Hadi the post anyway. But he knows that Hadi cannot be trusted. After all, it is Hadi and Nasharuddin Mat Isa that almost tore PAS out of Pakatan with their secret rendezvous with Abdullah. Anwar has neither forgiven nor forgotten this act of betrayal by Hadi. He also knows that during the Permatang Pauh by-election, it wasn't Hadi that came to pinch hit for him in the last few days to turn Malay opinion around in the light of Saiful Bukhari's religious oath that he was buggered by Anwar. Hadi came briefly, gave a 10 minute speech complaining of a cough and hot footed it out of there. Instead it was Nik Aziz Nik Mat that came to Anwar's rescue, using his aura as a pondok alim to persuade the faithful in Permatang Pauh not to believe Saiful's oath.

Anwar's preferred choice as DPM from PAS is not an MP. He is the man that whispers instructions into Nik Aziz's ear and he was the most senior PAS leader present when Anwar was declared winner after all the votes were tallied. Husam Musa cannot, for now, join a federal government because of state duties in Kelantan, but he is very much the bridge that Anwar wants to cultivate in PAS.

So with the bad blood between Anwar and Hadi, even if Anwar offers Hadi a DPM post it would be out of courtesy to keep Pakatan together. Which means he would need another senior Malay leader to be a third deputy and the de facto most senior deputy with Anwar's full confidence and trust. He could appoint Azmin, but many would be uncomfortable with that prospect. So who better than Muhyiddin - a senior cabinet minister with experience in government. An UMNO warlord who can attract support from UMNO Malays and prevent Anwar from looking too dependent on non-Malay support. And most crucially, someone who Anwar trusts because back in the days of Anwar as DPM, when he said jump, Muhyiddin jumped.

If BN leaders are looking at East Malaysia for potential jumpers, they are looking far away from where the threat really is. Anwar has secured Muhyiddin and its merely a matter of timing. Muhyddin has to deliver Anwar a handsome number of MPs in return for being made DPM under Anwar. That, according to sources, is underway and the count is increasing by the day.

The plan is simple yet clever. Obvious yet deceptive. BN is about to lose the kingdom from right under its nose.

September 8, 2008 1:49 AM

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like that. The BN, sorry UMNO (after all there is nothing called BN) losing power. What a relief! Hehe! Anwar is a fengshui master. He simply distracts them with "Sabah and Sarawak" charade while he demolishes the empire from within. I like that! Let James Masing, Musa Khan and father of the "politics of development", Bomoh worshipper and whisky guzzler Taib Mahamud should wait for the final showdown when they will be mowned after the new gang ends up in Putrajaya. NST (singapore) says Anwar has got 42 BN MPs. Anyway, these are his loyal gang, so let them start afresh. Happy that is to happen! We don't give too hoots about Dollah's inept regime collapsing. No mourning for his death.

SM said...

HL,

Hahahahahhahaha!
I love it!
Bloody hell (pardon my French), it makes sense! And if it's true (who in the BN (read: UMNO) would have thought of such a scenerio? It goes to show that, yes, although we don't really know what kind of PM DSAI will make, one thing is for sure...he's not short of "Grey Matter" (something old sleepy & his Deputy Rosmah, er sorry Najib have very little of!).
However, I'm sure by now old sleepy must have heard about this!
I must say Najib & Rosmah will have to get Mr. "Ji" to do "extra" "mumbo-jumbo" now!!!!!

Anonymous said...

good bed time reading.

this guy has too much baggage. remember his controversial days as MB of Johor and the land issues.
if ever there's a crossover from senior UMNO members, it will be led by Tengku Razaleigh. Once the nomination closes and his eligibility is denied because of the 30% ruling, he is the most likely candidate to lead the defection. He will be the one term PM under PR with Anwar as his Deputy!
This is a more likely scenario if the defection comes into effect. But my personal view is that the crossover will just blow over with BN retaining its power.

the_willow said...

This is too good to be true. What about news circulating around cyber space that TDM is planning his way back to umno and lend a helping hand to TRH. And a bloke behind all these was Muhyidin. A good theory though.

Kerry said...

Not sure if its too good to be true, but I love it!!

destination unknown said...

If what is said comes true, TDM will have to migrate, and KJ will have to resign as UMNO youth chief. Oh, i forgot, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Datuk Seri Dr James Masing would lose a bowl of noodles. Do readers have more to add?

SM said...

Destination Unknown,

If we wanted to add to your list, it would take too long!
The amount of Corruption, Under-handed tricks, downright "highway" robbery, non-transperancey in tenders etc that the BN Government has been doing over the last 51 years is too well known!
Why do you think they have to get DSAI before he has a chnace to take over the federal Govt? Simple, if he takes over, then these BN crooks will have nowhere to run (unless they disappear like that PI, Bala!).
Remember when Khir Toyo & the BN Selangor Govt. learnt that Selangor had fallen to the PR?! They ahd to rush to their offices to destroy the evidence!
There won't be enough time to destroy all the evidence this time around!
If DSAI takes over the Federal Govt., it will be because Malaysians have had enough & their prayers have been heard by God!!!!!
BN (read: UMNO)...better be ready to pay for your crimes!

mauriyaII said...

This sound better than the political intrigue of the Malacca Sultanate time.

Remember when another mamak, Muthahir divorced his wife so that the sultan could marry her? In return the sultan bestowed on him the post of bendahara.

At the present time Muhiddin might as well align with Anwar to quickly bring about a change in government rather than wait for the spineless MPs from Sabah and Sarawak.

The old goat might even agree to this setup if Anwar gives the assurance that the old goat can keep all his ill-gotten wealth in return for his insidious campaign to woo more UMNO MPs to Anwar's team.

These are desperate times. Desperadoes can throw caution to the winds and do very reckless things just for survival.

The rakyat has waited for CHANGE for the last 51 years. What is a few weeks or even a few months?

Let the lobbying begin! It is sandiwara time.

Say me said...

As much as I like it to be true, there are holes in that argument. As reported today, Muhyidin invited Tun M to come back to Umno to get things straighten up.

Anonymous said...

Some one cook up this insidious gossip or what ?
The whole M'sian political situation is in an overdrive mode, and this story is nothing but akin to the best political plot from Hollywood best selling movies.