The gloves are off: Anwar versus Mahathir

Najib knew that Mahathir would go running to DAP and Pakatan Harapan, and that they would accept him with open arms. This is because DAP and Pakatan Harapan have very low standards and esteem and they would swallow dog shit if it serves their political agenda (which is to oust Umno and Barisan Nasional at all costs whether by fair means or foul).


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Yesterday, blogger Din Merican wrote ‘Anwar Ibrahim is my Prime Minister and why’ (READ HERE). Reuters, on the other hand, wrote ‘Malaysiakini readers favour Mahathir for PM’ (READ HERE). And Malaysia Today wrote ‘Mahathir is causing more damage to Pakatan than Barisan ever could’ (READ HERE).

I can almost hear Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak chuckling while he observes the antics of the Dapsters and Pakatuns from Pakatan Harapan. Najib must be very pleased that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is doing precisely what was expected of him and that the old man has played right into his hands.

When Najib ripped Mahathir to shreds at the Umno annual assembly in December 2015 that was the beginning of the end for the old man. Mahathir had hoped to use the assembly to oust Najib but instead the old man was sent home with his tail between his legs.

In fact, that was the third defeat for Mahathir in a series of defeats over five months and, as they say, three strikes and you’re out.

Najib totally demolished Mahathir at the December 2015 Umno annual assembly

This first defeat for Mahathir was in July when he tried to oust Najib through a coup but failed. The second was in October when he tried to organise a vote of no confidence in Parliament and also failed. The final strike was that December Umno assembly where Najib very cleverly turned the tables on Mahathir.

Six weeks later, Mukhriz was removed as the Menteri Besar of Kedah and, as Najib had expected, Mahathir sulked and resigned from Umno on 29th February 2016.

Najib knew that Mahathir would do that and this was actually the third time that he left Umno. And after this talak tiga it would be impossible for Mahathir to go back to Umno unless he first marries a Cina Buta such as Lim Kit Siang. But then, after marrying Kit Siang, it is doubtful that Umno would take Mahathir back even if his party, PPBM a.k.a. Pribumi, wins 30 seats in Parliament. Chances are, though, Pribumi will be struggling to win just three seats let alone ten or even 30.

Pribumi is what the Malays would call indah kabar dari rupa. This is sort of like stuffing sponge in the crotch of your pants to give an impression that you are more endowed than you really are. At the end of the day it is all an illusion. And so is the illusion of Pribumi being the new party that will replace Umno and that is going to inherit the 100 or so Umno seats.

Adil was launched to oust Mahathir from power and to free Anwar from jail and now it has transformed into making Mahathir or his proxy the next Prime Minister 

When Anwar Ibrahim was arrested in September 1998, a movement called Adil was launched (‘adil’ means ‘just’). Then, in April 1999, Adil was turned into Parti Keadilan Nasional (the National Justice Party). For the last 18 years, PKN, and now PKR, is about ‘justice’ for Anwar and about freeing him from jail. A very close second to that, Adil/PKN/PKR is about ousting Mahathir from power.

Now, the irony to this whole thing is Anwar, yet again, is in jail, and PKR’s new mission is to help Mahathir get back into power — either as the Prime Minister or as the de facto Prime Minister with his proxy as Prime Minister. This is indeed a very strange and puzzling development.

Anwar and PKR helped Malaysiakini obtain RM100 million funding over the last 18 years from Soros and other sources, the US Embassy included

Malaysiakini is also known as (a.k.a.) Suara Anwar. In fact, the PKR people are very much behind Malaysiakini and have helped fund this online news portal for the last 18 years or so since it was first launched. The PKR people even helped Malaysiakini get money from George Soros. And we are talking about RM6 million a year or a total of about RM100 million over the last 18 years.

Yes, RM100 million, not a small amount of money. And without this RM100 million Malaysiakini would have closed down a long time ago just like The Malaysian Insider (which swallowed RM13 million in just two years and then went bust).

So, the question we now need to ask is: if Anwar’s people are behind Malaysiakini and helped them get RM100 million since they started business 18 years ago, why did Malaysiakini’s opinion poll rate Mahathir as the most popular choice for Prime Minister? Should they not have rated Anwar as the most popular choice for Prime Minister?

DAP Chinese infest Malaysiakini like rats in a sewer

The answer is actually quite simple. Malaysiakini is infested with DAP Chinese like rats in a sewer. And the DAP Chinese feel that Mahathir rather than Anwar has a better chance of ousting Umno and Barisan Nasional (plus it is easier to make Mahathir rather than Anwar DAP’s baruah). The DAP Chinese do not care too much about who becomes Prime Minister. They just want Umno and Barisan Nasional ousted and replaced with the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan. Then they can worry about who becomes Prime Minister because that decision will be in DAP’s hands.

Anyway, Malaysiakini‘s readers represent just the DAP Chinese view and not the view of all Malaysians, especially those from the Malay heartland. And the DAP Chinese game-plan is very simple. Kill Umno and the Umno-led Barisan Nasional and once DAP and the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan takes over all the others matters will fall into place.

Mahathir, too, shares this sentiment, which is why he said it is syok sendiri (getting a hard on) to talk about who should be Prime Minister at this stage. First win the general election then talk about who should be Prime Minister, said Mahathir. If you do not win the general election then talking about who should be Prime Minister is an academic exercise.

Syed Saddiq says Pakatan Harapan must resolve the issue of the Prime Minister-in-waiting now or else people will say Kit Siang is going to be Prime Minister

Mahathir’s boy, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, however, disagrees. He says the Prime Minister-in-waiting must be named now and he gives his reasons why (READ HERE).

Now go to the pro-Anwar blogs such as blogger Din Merican’s blog and see what they say. Din used to work for Anwar and he says his choice for Prime Minister is Anwar and he explains why (READ HERE).

This was what Din wrote:

It shows to me at least how desperate Malaysians have become to want a 92 year old ex-UMNO President to lead our country. This is good news to the incumbent Najib Razak because he can beat Dr. Mahathir quite easily. He has enough information about his predecessor twice removed to sway voters against Pakatan Harapan. It will then be from “Ada Harapan to Tiada Harapan” (Hope to No Hope).

So the gloves are now off. This is about Anwar versus Mahathir rather than Anwar-Mahathir versus Najib. And where does Kit Siang come into all this? Is he with Anwar or is he with Mahathir? Or does he hope with Anwar and Mahathir fighting that gives DAP an even stronger hand because both will need DAP in the end?

It is now no longer about Anwar-Mahathir versus Najib but about Anwar versus Mahathir

DAP hopes to win 55 parliament seats as opposed to a total of 60 for PKR, PAN and Pribumi combined (assuming Pakatan Harapan succeeds in winning 115 seats in the next general election and gets to form the new federal government). Hence DAP decides what happens and chooses who gets to become the Prime Minister.

Najib is a genius who played Mahathir like a chess grandmaster from January 2015 right until now. And Mahathir followed the script to the letter. Najib knew what Mahathir would do to every move that he made. And Najib made these moves knowing that Mahathir would go running to DAP and Pakatan Harapan and that this would not only mean the end of Mahathir but the end of DAP and Pakatan Harapan as well.

Najib did not sack Mahathir from Umno like they did in 1969. Instead, Najib sacked Mukhriz knowing that Mahathir would sulk and resign. If Mahathir is sacked he would be able to use that as a badge of honour like he did in 1969. If instead he resigns he would be seen as sulking like in 2008. And sulking and resigning a second time in 2016 would turn people off.

Kit Siang thought Najib had sent him a stallion but instead it was a flea-bitten donkey

Najib also knew that Mahathir would go running to DAP and Pakatan Harapan and that they would accept him with open arms. This is because DAP and Pakatan Harapan have very low standards and esteem and they would swallow dog shit if it serves their political agenda (which is to oust Umno and Barisan Nasional at all costs whether by fair means or foul).

And this is why Najib is going to win the next general election and most likely with a two-thirds majority as well. It is because he is brilliant while Mahathir, DAP and Pakatan Harapan are a bunch of bumbling fools.

A win of 85 seats for Umno and 60 for the rest of Barisan Nasional is almost guaranteed. So all they need is another three seats to win a two-thirds majority in Parliament. And if PAS can bring in not less than 15 seats and form a unity government with Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Harapan would be down to 62 seats and would fade away into the sunset.