A second scenario of how the Anwar government could fall

Murray Hunter

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s anti-corruption campaign, or as some call it, political persecution will have consequences. Anwar’s “rocking the boat” is leading many fearful of persecution/investigation prosecution into hatching a plot to bring the Anwar government down. This second scenario must also be in focus of Anwar’s strategists, as its real.

Anwar could become the victim of his own doing. With Mahathir Mohamad’s forces behind it, there is real money to support the moves.

Is Daim in secret plot masterminded by Tun M to topple Anwar’s unity gov’t?

CONTROVERSIAL UMNO supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has made a damning revelation recently that former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin had held a secret meeting with three opposition political party operators over the past few days.

Among the political figures that the multi-billionaire Daim met were Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali who is the former PKR deputy president who defected to Bersatu following his sacking.

“The meeting took place separately between Daim and the political leaders for two days in a row at Daim’s office in Menara Ilham which is located in Kuala Lumpur’s central business district (CBD),” Lokman claimed on his recent Facebook Live broadcast.

“This secret meeting is to plan unrest to topple the unity government led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the wake of the upcoming state polls.”

According to Lokman who labelled himself as the UMNO communication director on his FB Live clip, among the plans made is to hold by-elections for 15 MPs.

“I understand that 15 Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs are ready to resign and run again in the by-elections for their respective constituencies to show that the unity government does not have the support of the people,” he revealed. “They are confident they can win with the support of Daim.”

Avoid prosecution

This latest development has prompted pro-Pakatan Harapan (PH) news portal Harapan Daily to link Daim’s clandestine meeting to an alleged ploy by his old friend and ally Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to disrupt the stability of the unity government helmed by Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The secret meeting is said to be part of a plan to avoid potential prosecution stemming from wrongdoing involving millions of ringgit of state money that certain quarters are currently facing, according to the news portal.

“Previously, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was reported to be investigating the overseas wealth belonging to Daim and his family as revealed by the Pandora Papers,” noted Harapan Daily. “Daim along with another former PM’s son were called by the MACC last February.”