Lim Kit Siang has said that Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Muhyiddin Yassin will be made interim or temporary prime minister (PM) and deputy prime minister (DPM) respectively if the DAP-led opposition wins the next general election (GE14).
Kit Siang also said that the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan’s earlier endorsement of Anwar Ibrahim as PM remains unchanged even though the Federal Court recently dismissed his application for a judicial review of his sodomy conviction and five-year jail sentence.
Rafizi Ramli, on the other hand, explained how Anwar will be made PM in spite of his current ineligibility.
Actually, on Dec 3, 2016, Mahathir and Kit Siang had already sealed a deal on boboi becoming PM with Kit Siang as his deputy.
That is why Mahathir now says there should be no discussion at this stage about who was going to become the PM and DPM or else the opposition will start quarrelling.
In fact, in case you have not noticed, they are already quarrelling.
The issue of who should hold this post or that post has always been a thorn in the opposition’s side.
Even the issue of how many seats each party gets and where these seats will be has never been an easy matter, and until today that issue has still not been resolved as well.
There are only 222 parliament seats but if we total up the demands of each party we would need 350 seats.
Half those seats are going to be four-corner or more contests with the rest at least three-corner contests.
That was why last night Mahathir warned the opposition that he won five general elections because the opposition was not united.
Mahathir is worried that the same is going to happen in GE14: which is the opposition was still going to be divided.
To pacify PKR and Amanah, Kit Siang proposed Wan Azizah as the interim or temporary PM until Anwar can take over from his wife — after he gets pardoned, released from jail, contests a by-election, wins the by-election, and gets the royal consent to take over as PM.
Then, to pacify Mahathir, Kit Siang proposes Muhyiddin as the DPM.
Kit Siang thought he was being very clever by proposing something that is never going to happen.
By taking this very safe route he feels he will please both partners at the same time.
It is safe because he knows Anwar can never get his pardon, which means he would not be eligible to become PM until way past his 80th birthday, or more than ten years from now.
In short, Anwar is never going to be PM.
Kit Siang also knows that Rafizi’s plan on how to make Anwar the PM was stupid and would never work.
Rafizi’s plan is as stupid as his ‘Kajang Move’, which proved an epic disaster.
Rafizi is now world-famous for coming out with the most silliest of plans and anything that he proposed you can assume was going to fail from the word go and even before it can take off.
Nevertheless, either way Kit Siang wins. It does not matter who becomes PM.
Kit Siang will still be the DPM.
With Muhyiddin’s sex scandal about to get worse once the religious department takes action, Muhyiddin has lost even before the race can start.
Whether boboi or fan lady becomes PM, Kit Siang and not the disgraced Muhyiddin is still the number two.
As number two, plus the post of finance minister added to that, effectively he and not the PM will be running the country.
Out of desperation, Kit Siang begged Mahathir to attend the DAP convention the day after PM Najib Razak revealed that the next general election was going to be an Umno-led coalition against a DAP-led coalition.
In short it is going to be a Malay-led group versus a Chinese-led group.
To remove the stigma that the opposition was DAP-led or Chinese-led, Kit Siang needed Mahathir’s presence at the DAP convention.
But then earlier they had announced that DAP was not inviting Mahathir.
Knowing how desperate Kit Siang was, Mahathir pressed his advantage and asked Kit Siang to agree to boboi as PM.
Kit Siang saw this coming and he was prepared.
When Mahathir asked Kit Siang to endorse boboi as PM, Kit Siang threw in his own terms and asked Mahathir to endorse him as DPM and finance minister.
Mahathir did not care about that.
He just wanted to make boboi the PM and he knew that unless Kit Siang agrees then it was not going to happen.
So Mahathir agreed to Kit Siang’s counter-proposal.
But the Malays in PKR and Amanah will find this very hard to accept.
The Umno Malays plus the fence-sitters will also reject this plan.
But then Pribumi needs the Malay votes.
So Mahathir wants the opposition to not talk about who was going to become PM and DPM until after the general election and when, Mahathir hopes, the DAP-led opposition would win.
This is an explosive issue and discussing it in public will result in the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan losing the general election plus Pribumi was going to get totally wiped out.
So a gag order has been issued to no longer talk about who was going to be PM and DPM in the event the opposition wins the next general election.
Basically this is a case of ‘Melayu tipu Melayu’ (Malay cheating Malay).
While Mahathir tipu Melayu about his signed and sealed deal with Kit Siang, Rafizi tipu Melayu with his strategy on how Anwar was going to become PM within three months after the opposition wins the next general election.
Rafizi’s plan on how to make Anwar the PM is as stupid as his Kajang Move and both Kit Siang and Mahathir know this.
So they are allowing Rafizi to talk, even how stupid his plan may be, as long as it keeps PKR and Amanah quiet.
DAP-Chinese whispering campaign
In case you have not noticed, PKR and Amanah only talk about Anwar for PM.
They never discuss the post of DPM.
Only Kit Siang talks about the DPM because he wants to hide the fact that he was going to be the DPM.
Kit Siang mentions Muhyiddin as DPM knowing that this was never going to happen.
The Malaysian voters are really being taken for a ride.
Meanwhile, a whispering campaign is being conducted amongst the Chinese that if they vote opposition then for the first time in history they were going to get a Chinese DPM and, once again, a Chinese finance minister.
This has given even more reason for the Chinese to vote opposition and DAP hopes this would translate into 45 seats for them, which would make DAP the largest party in the opposition coalition.
Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali must also make sure that Wan Azizah (or even Anwar) does not become PM, even if sementara saja (temporary only).
If Boboi becomes PM instead then Azmin can make his move and oust Wan Azizah and take over as the new PKR president.
This is also Mahathir’s game-plan.
It is crucial, therefore, that Mahathir kills off Anwar.
Not only does Mukhriz’s future depend on it but so will Azmin’s future.
There can only be one tiger on the mountain and if Anwar controls that mountain then Boboi and Azmin have nowhere to go but down.
The fan lady formula
Wan Azizah was supposed to warm the PM’s seat for Anwar as, according to Rafizi, they need about three months to get Anwar out of jail and make him PM after the opposition wins the general election.
So Wan Azizah will not only be the first woman PM in Malaysian history but the shortest serving PM as well, plus the first PM who resigned to make way for her spouse to take over.
Najib can see the mess that the opposition is in, not only with regards to who should be PM/DPM but how many seats each party contests and where those seats are going to be.
The longer Najib takes to call for an election the worse the quarrelling was going to get.
That is why Najib is in no hurry to call for an election.
Najib is sitting back and is enjoying the spectacle.
Once the opposition has hurt themselves beyond repair, Najib will dissolve Parliament and call for GE14. – Malaysia Today