Why not fade away quietly Muhyiddin!

 |Sep 3, 2016
Tengku Sariffuddin - Muhyiddin Yassin.
Tengku Sariffuddin – Muhyiddin Yassin.

After betraying Umno, the people and the Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin should just quit politics and sink into oblivion.

Muhyiddin was clearly frustrated by the ‘sex scandal’ statutory declaration (SD) by a former deputy public prosecutor (DPP) and by the failed coup attempt to oust Prime Minister (PM) Najib Abdul Razak.

With that, Najib’s press secretary Tengku Sarifuddin Tengku Ahmad said Muhyiddin’s dream to be the Prime Minister had been destroyed and his political career had ended in disgrace‎.

“Muhyiddin should now do the right thing for the country, the people, and the party that gave him so much – and fade away quietly,” Tengku Sarifuddin chided the former Umno deputy president and Deputy PM Muhyiddin today.

The SD made by former DPP Stanley Clement Augustin claimed that his wife Nika Gee Siew Yee had a ‘sexual’ relationship with Muhyiddin since his days as Johor menteri besar.

Tengku Sarifuddin said the chance revelation of a statutory declaration in court showed that Muhyiddin had committed infidelity for years with another man’s wife.

He said Muhyiddin decision not to sue, which was what he always challenged others to do, showed that the allegations were true.

‎If he had any decency, he said Muhyiddin would apologise to the man, whose wife he committed adultery with, and to the people of his constituency.

He said Pagoh constituents voted for what they believed a “religiously pious and morally upright man he claimed to be.”

“Muhyiddin’s removal from Cabinet and Umno was his own doing,” said Tengku Sarifuddin, pointing out that the former minister saw a route to the top via a coup masterminded by former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“It was a power grab against the principles of democracy, and it failed. Now Muhyiddin has little choice but to continue this fight, even though he knows he has lost.”

Tengku Sarifuddin said he had always believed in PM Najib’s vision for Malaysia, in his sincerity and dedication to transform the country and take it to the next level of growth for the people.

He said PM Najib remained true and committed to the causes of ‘agama, bangsa and negara’ (religion, race and country).

“It is for these reasons that I have supported and worked for him for 20 years.

“If that makes me a ‘yes man’ as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has said, then I am proud to be one,” said Tengku Sarifuddin.

Ironically, he said Muhyiddin was also a ‘yes man’ but one who was not guided by principles or values.

He pointed out as DPM, Muhyiddin betrayed his boss, the Prime Minister, to become the puppet of Mahathir.

“Using 1MDB as an excuse, their vicious onslaught of smears and lies was not motivated by the interests of the country and the people, but solely to achieve their own selfish political ambitions.”