The president of PKR Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has just three things on her mind.
First, she wants Azmin Ali to relinquish his post as Menteri Besar of Selangor.
Thereafter, she wants to find a reason – any reason – to sack him from the party.
Finally, she wants Lim Guan Eng to step down as Chief Minister (CM) of Penang and as secretary-general of the DAP.
Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if she wants the two guys to go to hell.
Down south in Sungai Buloh serving jail time, her husband Anwar Ibrahim himself does not have good tidings for Azmin or Guan Eng.
But what he does have is a fourth goal.
And that is, he wants to make damn sure that former Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad fails in his bid to make his son Mukhriz Prime Minister by 2021.
Against this backdrop, both Mahathir and Azmin are very busy plotting Wan Azizah’s ouster as PKR president.
The duo has resolved to find a way to sweep her and her daughter, Nurul Izzah Anwar, out of PKR together with the rest of the trash before November, a date since revised from September.
So you can see how all of this is turning into a disturbingly destructive cycle.
Neither one team knows what the other has planned for tomorrow.
But they’re dead sure they can never agree on anything, with each side convinced that the other needs to be destroyed.
Yet, there are those who believe that they’re the ones who are going to ‘save Malaysia’.
Now, all of this has been going on beneath the shadows ever since Mahathir launched his ‘save Malaysia’ campaign.
The thing is, everything that Mahathir ever touches tends to turn mustard.
The last time he led UMNO, he got crony capitalists to bankroll the party’s war chest and labelled the party Mahathir Sdn Bhd.
Today, he is pandering to turn PKR into Azmin Sdn Bhd, which is why he needs Azmin to kick Wan Azizah and her daughter out from their comfort zones by hook or by crook.
Notwithstanding the above, on June 30, 2016, Guan Eng was charged by the Penang High Court for engaging in criminal acts while serving as CM.
Despite pleading not guilty, Guan Eng came out in public to declare that he could never be saved.
By implication, not only did he deliver a guilty verdict upon himself, he is now suspected to have entered a false plea at the High Court.
But he didn’t just stop there.
The CM persisted to subvert criminal proceedings that had commenced against him by accusing the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) of conspiring to “finish him off.”
A police report has yet to be lodged against him on counts of subverting his trial and undermining the court’s jurisdiction.
Now, all of the above is the long and short of what has been going on these past few months.
It was necessary for me to brief you of these developments so as to present to you a background to what I’m about to say.
However, I’ve written on these issues to a reasonable depth before and have included links to past articles on the subject below.
I encourage you to go through them after you’re done reading this article.
That way, you’ll be able to paint a clearer picture of who is who and what is what.
Moving on, yesterday, I wrote an article titled Wan Azizah is holding the Penang Chief Minister to ransom (refer http://www.malaysia-today.net/wan-azizah-is-holding-the-penang-chief-minister-to-ransom/).
There, I presented a very detailed analysis of the anticipated outcome should snap elections be called for in Selangor and Penang.
To recap, a PKR delegation led by Nurul called in to Guan Eng’s office in Komtar on July 20.
Thereafter, everyone present convened to a meeting and hashed out the possibility of dissolving the Penang state assembly.
Guan Eng, who has long denied Chow Kon Yeow his rightful position as CM, argued that a snap poll was necessary to ‘save Penang’.
On the surface, Guan Eng seemed to be honest with the ambition.
However, sources reveal that he had secretly wanted an outsider, Anthony Loke Siew Fook, to contest a ‘DAP hot seat’ with hopes of turning the latter into the next CM.
Then suddenly, things tool a turn for the worse.
Nurul threw a bolt from the blue at the meeting by announcing that PKR would only support Guan Eng’s proposal on condition that the DAP agreed to hold concurrent elections in Penang and Selangor.
A disagreement ensued, following which Guan Eng scrubbed plans for a snap election in Penang.
Sources reveal that Nurul had deliberately popped the Selangor proposal to put Guan Eng in a spot.
She knew as much as Guan Eng did that Pakatan Harapan would never survive BN’s onslaught should the Selangor assembly be dissolved anytime soon.
Now, we did the math yesterday (refer again to http://www.malaysia-today.net/wan-azizah-is-holding-the-penang-chief-minister-to-ransom/).
We already know that the odds of Pakatan Harapan winning with a comfortable majority in Penang would more than double if Guan Eng were to dissolve the state assembly without PKR’s blessings.
By that reasoning, let us go ahead and assume that Guan Eng does dissolve the state assembly tomorrow on a unilateral basis.
The question we now need to ask ourselves is this – would Wan Azizah also call for the dissolution of the Selangor state assembly?
Source: Malaysia Today