Former Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin is still harping on the 1MDB issue and the matter concerning the donation that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak received from the Middle East.
Posting in his blog Communication and Multimedia minister Salleh Said Keruak mentioned that Muhyiddin realises by now that those issues are not the instruments that can oust the Prime Minister.
“If they were then Najib would have been out of office by now and Barisan Nasional would not have performed well in the recent Sarawak state election and the twin by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar.
“It appears like Muhyiddin is bankrupt of issues and that is why he needs to keep talking about the same old issue that is no longer of interest to most Malaysians.
“The fact remains that if the opposition does not harp on this same old issue then they really have nothing else to use.
“When is Muhyiddin going to accept the fact that the matter of 1MDB and the donation from the Middle East have already been clarified more than once and is now a matter that is closed?” asks Salleh.
Salleh said Muhyiddin is trying to create the perception that the matter is still outstanding as a means to distract Malaysians from the fact that the opposition is in a mess and has lost quite a lot of ground.
They insist that the Prime Minister replies to the allegations against him but then when he does they ignore these responses and act as if nothing has been replied, he added.
“What is wrong with these people and what more do they expect?
“Why not Muhyiddin focus on his new party and prepare for the next general election, which will determine whether their anti-Najib propaganda has succeeded or not.
“As it stands now we do not even know whether Muhyiddin can mobilise his forces for the next election and offer a credible challenge to Umno and Barisan Nasional,” pointed out Salleh.