Pakatan Harapan vague on PM and DPM candidates

 |Dec 20, 2016
Pribumi's Kamaruddin Md Nor has told DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang to shut his mouth on issue of who will be the next PM and DPM if the opposition bloc managed to win Putrajaya in GE14.
Pribumi’s Kamaruddin Md Nor has told DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang to shut his mouth on issue of who will be the next PM and DPM if the opposition bloc managed to win Putrajaya in GE14.

On Dec 3, 2016, Mahathir Mohamad and Lim Kit Siang agreed that Boboi (Mukhriz) will be prime minister (PM) with Lim senior as deputy PM.

‘Anwarina’ Kamaruddin Md Nor, who is also a leader of PPBM or Pribumi, wants Lim Kit Siang to stop talking about who are going to be the PM and DPM if Pakatan Harapan happens to win the coming general election.

Actually Kamaruddin is correct.

Over the last couple of months, so many conflicting announcements have been made, which confuses Malaysians.

During an event in the UK, Mahathir Mohamad said Muhyiddin Yassin was going to be the PM while he did not mention who is going to be the DPM.

Then he went back to Malaysia and did a u-turn and said it was too early to name the next PM.

PKR, on the other hand, announced that Anwar Ibrahim was going to be the PM.

Rafizi Ramli then explained how this is going to happen.

The Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa will be instructed to apply for a pardon for Anwar from His Majesty the Agong.

Within two days Anwar will be freed from jail and within two weeks one of the PKR MPs will resign from his/her seat to make way for a by-election.

The by-election should take place within two months or roughly 75-85 days after the general election.

Once Anwar wins he would get sworn in as the new PM.

Wan Azizah, the next PM if the opposition wins in GE14, according to Lim Kit Siang.
Wan Azizah, the next PM if the opposition wins in GE14, according to Lim Kit Siang.

Meanwhile, according to Lim Kit Siang, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will be the interim PM with Muhyiddin as her interim deputy.

If Anwar does not get a pardon or does not win the by-election we do not know what happens then because Kit Siang never said anything about that.

However, on Dec 3, 2016, Mahathir and Kit Siang agreed that Mukhriz would become PM with Kit Siang as his deputy.

The boboi-Lim senior combination had more or less already been agreed.

But then Anwar and Kit Siang also agreed that Anwar would be PM while Kit Siang would be his deputy.

Muhyiddin was not part of the plan, just as in the deal between Mahathir and Kit Siang where Muhyiddin had been excluded.

So who is Pakatan’s real PM and DPM after all?

Mahathir realised he made a mistake in the UK by announcing that Muhyiddin will be PM.

So he tried to do damage control with a u-turn by saying it is too early to name names.

Kit Siang also realised he made a mistake on Dec 3 by agreeing to boboi as PM with him as DPM.

So he, too, tried to do damage control by announcing that Wan Azizah will be interim PM wth Muhyiddin as interim DPM.

All these damage control exercises just did more damage, which no amount of damage control can solve.

That is why Kamaruddin wants Kit Siang to just shut up and not create even more damage.

Kamaruddin is not happy because the deal they agreed upon was that Muhyiddin will be the PM.

But Mahathir happens to know that Muhyiddin is about to face a serious problem with the Syariah Court regarding his affair with Nika Gee.

This scandal is going to totally destroy Muhyiddin for good, which means they need to dump Muhyiddin now before he drags them all down with him.

Anyway, so now we have many scenarios:
Boboi-Muhyiddin
Boboi-Kit Siang
Anwar-Muhyiddin
Wan Azizah-Muhyiddin
Anwar-Kit Siang.
Muhyiddin-Boboi.

Nothing else to offer

Depending on who is talking and at what time of the day, the combination for PM-DPM constantly changes.

After all that, we may ironically end up with Najib Razak and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as PM-DPM after the next general election.

Saave Malaysia? The opposition can't reach a consensus on who will be its PM and DPM.
Saave Malaysia? The opposition can’t reach a consensus on who will be its PM and DPM.

Somehow Pakatan has the impression that all the voters want to know is who is going to be PM and DPM if they win the election and that this information is good enough to make the voters vote for you.

Is that all the voters need to know?

What about their plans for Malaysia if Pakatan Harapan happens to form the next government?

Will more Chinese schools be created?

Will the syariah be abolished?

Will the Federal Constitution of Malaysia be amended to remove Islam as the religion of the federation?

Will the Federal Constitution of Malaysia be amended to stipulate that Malaysia is a secular state?

Will the rulers be removed as head of Islam in each of their Highnesses’ respective states?

Will the NEP be officially ended and an announcement to that affect be made?

What about the highway toll charges?

Will all highways in Malaysia be toll free like in the UK (other than just one: the Birmingham by-pass).

How much compensation will the government have to pay the highway concessionaires to abolish the toll charges?

Will BR1M be ended?

Will the GST be abolished?

Will healthcare at all hospitals be 100% free for all Malaysians?

Will the minimum wage be set at RM2,000 a month.

Will all those earning RM2,000 and below be provided with free housing?

Yes, these are the issues that the opposition is saying the government was not addressing.

So will Pakatan Harapan address all these issues once they form the next government?

If not then what difference is Pakatan Harapan to Barisan Nasional?

Or is Pakatan Harapan just about who was going to be the next PM and DPM? – Malaysia Today

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