Trojan horse

 |Oct 13, 2016
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali (left) became Selangor menteri besar due to support from PAS and its president Abdul Hadi Awang.
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali (left) became Selangor menteri besar due to support from PAS and its president Abdul Hadi Awang.

When the ‘Team B’ faction in PAS won only 20% of the votes during the party election, all but one failed to win a seat.

They failed to oust party president Abdul Hadi Awang (which was the main agenda), they all left the party to form PAN a.k.a. Amanah.

DAP then announced that Pakatan Rakyat was now defunct and that PAN would replace PAS in the new opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan.

PKR, however, or rather Selangor menteri besar (a.k.a. chief minister) Azmin Ali, refused to ‘play ball’ and sack the PAS members from the Selangor state government (in particular the PAS exco members).

Of course, Azmin could not ‘divorce’ PAS because he would not be the menteri besar if not for PAS.

Without PAS he may no longer be the menteri besar.

But why is DAP (and some in PKR) so against Azmin?

Well, they suspect that he may actually be Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s ‘Trojan horse’ and that suspicion appears to now be proven correct.

PAS knew that His Highness the Sultan of Selangor did not want Anwar Ibrahim, or anyone associated with him, especially his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, to become the new Selangor menteri besar to replace Khalid Ibrahim.

If Tuanku could have it his way, he would rather Khalid remain menteri besar and DAP-PKR be damned.

But then, rather than trigger a constitutional crisis, Tuanku agreed to Khalid being replaced but Tuanku would have a say in that replacement.

Tuanku’s first choice was PAS but since PAS did not want the post (or rather Iskandar Samad did not dare take the post because he knew DAP would whack him kau-kau) Tuanku offered it to Azmin.

But then I just said Tuanku did not want anyone associated with Anwar.

Is Azmin not associated with Anwar?

That is just it.

Tuanku knew what we all did not know (at least at that time).

That thing that Tuanku knew which we did not know is that Azmin is not with Anwar.

Azmin is with Mahathir.

Of course, now we know that but Tuanku knew this long before we all knew it.

Anyway, DAP and PKR then started attacking His Highness.

They even attacked the Raja Muda or Crown Prince.

That just made Tuanku even more determined to not bend to DAP and PKR.

Pakatan Harapan has just declared war on Tuanku so war it will be.

The attack on Prime Minister Najib Razak by calling him a Bugis pirate actually upset Tuanku more than it upset Najib.

Tuanku is proud of his Bugis ancestry and heritage and to call all Bugis pirates is an insult to Tuanku.

That would be like calling all Indians descendants of pariahs or all Chinese descendants of Yap Ah Loy’s prostitutes along Ampang Road.

Anyway, as far as the royalty is concerned, PAN is a DAP stooge while Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia a.k.a Pribumi is merely a party to serve Mahathir’s personal agenda.

So both do not have a place in their hearts.

Today, the 242nd Meeting of the Conference of Rulers started at Istana Negara.

Mahathir is hoping Their Highnesses will discuss his Citizens’ Declaration.

That is not going to happen and the Rulers have actually hinted why.

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Raja Petra Kamarudin or RPK, cousin to the Selangor Sultan, is one of Malaysia's earliest online 'citizen journalists'. He started his website in 1995 before the internet 'explosion' triggered by the Reformasi movement in September 1998. Malaysia Today was launched as a blog in August 2004 and is one of the few pioneer blogs still active and posting articles on a daily basis 24-7. RPK, 66 years old, has been writing since 1990.