When they resort to fake news, lies, innuendoes, misinformation, and disinformation to try to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, you know that he was won. As they say, the battle is lost when you need to throw the kitchen sink at your adversaries.
And we really can’t blame Anwar Ibrahim, who launched his career to become Malaysia’s Prime Minister 40 years ago in 1981. Today, frustration and desperation are blinding him to the fact he is never going to become prime minister even kalau mati hidup semula. That is a very bitter pill to swallow.
If Muhyiddin has really lost the battle, as they suggest, then they can face him in a fair fight. The fact they need to hit below the belt and stab him in the back means they have no hope of winning in a fair fight. Hence, they need to cheat to win.
They keep asking Muhyiddin to prove he still has the numbers. But it is not Muhyiddin who is shouting and screaming and foaming at the mouth. Muhyiddin is just keeping quiet. So why does he need to prove anything? Muhyiddin needs to do nothing.
They are the ones shouting and screaming and foaming at the mouth. They are the ones who are claiming Muhyiddin no longer has the numbers. They are the ones who are claiming they now have the numbers.
So, since they are the ones shouting and screaming and foaming at the mouth, and who are claiming that they have the numbers, they need to prove it. Muhyiddin does not need to prove anything. All he needs to do is just keep quiet.
I mean, if someone accuses you of raping a woman, how can the accuser demand that you prove you did not rape the woman. The accuser needs to prove you did. The onus is on the accuser to prove the allegation, not on the accused to prove that the allegation is false.
Last year, Anwar Ibrahim had an audience with Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and he could not prove he had the numbers. He just said he has the numbers without proving it.
Then they said they were going to oust Muhyiddin via a backdoor vote of no confidence by rejecting the Budget, but that did not happen.
Today, 14 Umno members of parliament have announced they no longer support Muhyiddin. And they claim this means Muhyiddin has lost his majority in Parliament.
So what if 14 Umno members of parliament have announced they no longer support Muhyiddin? There are still another 206 members of parliament. How do you know who those 206 members of parliament support?
An even more important question would be not how many of the 220 members of parliament DO NOT support Muhyiddin, but how many of the 220 members of parliament support Anwar? This is not a zero-sum game.
I mean, just because 80% of Afghans do not support Russian occupation of their country does not mean 80% of Afghans support the Taliban. If I do not like Coke, for whatever reason, this does not mean I like Pepsi.
Hence to assume if you reject Muhyiddin would mean you accept Anwar is too simplistic a conclusion. Choices in life are not about just A and B. There can also be alternatives of C and D.
Maybe Muhyiddin no longer has 113 MPs with him since 14 Umno MPs have deserted him. Or it could be, in fact, Muhyiddin now has more than 113 MPs with him after the Umno “Court Cluster” deserted him because the problem is not Muhyiddin but the Umno “Court Cluster”.
Anyway, the fact that the anti-Muhyiddin group needs to resort to fake news, lies, innuendoes, misinformation, and disinformation to try to oust him shows that the going is not too good for them. Muhyiddin is a tough cookie to beat in a fair fight, so they need to use foul means to oust him. That is the long and short of it all.
Source : Malaysia Today