Anwar: Hishammuddin ‘should know better’ about plot for a govt without DAP and Amanah
Hishammuddin Hussein himself said he was hoping to form a new government with Pakatan Harapan components PKR and Bersatu, Anwar Ibrahim said today.
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein should know better about his claims on the creation of a new government without DAP and Parti Amanah Negara.
Asked if Hishammuddin, who is Sembrong MP, had told Anwar about the matter, the latter merely said that Hishammuddin “should know better”.
When pressed further on where he got the information from, Anwar said: “From Hisham”.
“He must know. He should deny or confirm (the news).
“I ASKED SEMBRONG,” HE SAID BRIEFLY IN THE PARLIAMENT LOBBY.
Mahathir Encourage Hishammuddin Hussein To Go ahead & Try To Break Pakatan Apart
Whoever wants to break Pakatan Harapan apart can try to do so, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
“They can try.”
That was Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s short response over alleged attempts by certain quarters to divide the political cooperation among the parties in Pakatan Harapan (PH).
The prime minister, who is also PH chairman, was asked to comment on a statement by the PH secretarial council yesterday in which they rejected an alleged suggestion by Sembrong member of parliament Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for PAS and Umno to join the current administration without the participation of DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).
Azmin Ali Could Leave PKR To Form A New Party With Hishammudin Hussein & PPBM – Lead An Exodus From PKR
PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali could leave the party if his reported rift with its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not healed soon, a socio-political analyst said today.
Associate Professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi of Universiti Malaya said Azmin could lead an exodus from PKR to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) or form a new party with former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
“Bersatu is limited to bumiputras while a new party could include non-bumiputra members,“ he said.
Awang added that the rift would not be something that Azmin Ali would want to see prolonged as Anwar is also the prime minister in waiting.
“If Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad retires then this comfort and the influence available (for Azmin and his supporters) could be affected.“
“If that is going to happen, we are bound to see an interesting politic drama in the coming few months,“ Jeniri said. “This is not only going to rock only PKR but spill over to Pakatan Harapan (PH).”
He added that if Azmin Ali leaves, there is a high probability that Anwar Ibrahim would try to garner support from Umno Members of Parliament to shore up support.
“His future and position as the prime minister is at stake here. He is not going to ‘sit back on this, He is going to go all out to make sure that he becomes the next prime minister.”
PKR Azmin Ali & UMNO Hishammuddin ‘Reunited’ In Morocco : Plot To Stop Anwar From Being The Next Prime Minister
A photo of the families of Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein holidaying in Morocco is bound to fan speculation of the leadership split developing in PKR.
Azmin’s eldest son Ameer Azmin posted the photo of the two families on Twitter posing at a holiday resort in Marrakesh with the intriguing caption, “Our families reunited”.
Hishammuddin and Azmin were posing with their hands in a tight clasp and wearing broad grins.
A video was also posted by Ameer on his social media platform, showing the two families settling down for a meal that included what looked like a lobster while Azmin and Hishammuddin chatted, wearing aviator sunshades.
The holiday snaps come on the heels of the open fallout between PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Azmin over key appointments in the party’s supreme council and the state chairmanship.
Hishammuddin has also been involved in what some believe to be a plot to stop Anwar from being the next prime minister.
The holidaying entourage appeared to comprise 17 persons and encompassed three generations from both families.
Azmin and Hishammuddin have known each other over their years in politics, but taking a holiday together is something else altogether, and especially during these sensitive times.
Are they trying to send a deliberate message about a future political alliance in the making?
Hishammuddin Hussein Behind Sabah UMNO Mass Defections – Doing Side Deals With Tun Mahathir
Former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is said to be the man behind the mass defections in Umno, reported Malaysiakini.
The online news portal said its sources had claimed that it was Hishammuddin that was leading the defections.
“It’s definitely him. But he (Hishammuddin) doesn’t have the guts to do it (quit Umno) himself.
“Just like he didn’t have the guts to contest during the party elections.
“He preferred to stay on the sidelines like some ‘Yoda’ (a Star Wars guru) doing side deals with the government of the day,” the source told Malaysiakini.
The online portal’s source said this in reference to former Umno youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who had claimed on Twitter that there was a “bangsawan faction” (faction of aristocrats) that was leading the charge to trigger mass defections (Hishammuddin’s grandfather had links to Johor royalty).
Earlier on Dec 12, nine of 10 Umno Sabah assemblymen, five of six MPs, 21 of 25 division heads and two senators announced a mass exodus from the party.
The source added that Hishammuddin was “taken for a ride by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad”.
The report had another Umno party source claiming that perhaps he was trying to show Dr Mahathir that he was able to bring over other MPs.
The report claimed that Hishammuddin did these actions to demand a senior cabinet position or even for the deputy prime minister’s role, as the former defence minister “really saw himself as a future prime minister”.
The source had also accused him of intentionally shifting the attention to Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s weak leadership, adding that Hishammuddin wanted people to cross over for his own ambitions.
UMNO Hishammuddin Hussein Visits Old Pal Azmin At Home – Azmin Ali Future PM?
Azmin also joked: “Hisham drove himself to my house in Ampang, apparently he has a driving licenze.”
It is unclear why Azmin had sought surgery but he has since been discharged from the undisclosed medical facility.
News of his hospitalisation emerged via photographs of him with his well-wishers such as Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah and the prime minister’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali, among others.
AZMIN AND HISHAMMUDDIN TO FORM A NEW PARTY
Two boys met in Morocco to help make Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad politically stronger with some steroid of their own making.
Dr Mahathir has been warned by Bersatu not to take in UMNO MPs except those with a clean record. That’s a tough call!
And the non-Bumiputera PKR MPs whom Azmin plans to hawk cannot join Bersatu which is Bumiputera-only.
But Dr Mahathir needs stronger assurance that he will have parliamentary support when he pushes Anwar aside.
Hishammuddin had worked tirelessly to present to Dr Mahathir with thirty-five frog MPs from UMNO but the filter is just too tough to see them through!
So the solution according to the two boys is to find a place to park them and the non-Bumiputera MPs but they would be still in the government.
A new party sounded like fun! Dr Mahathir is sure to approve, they think. No planning, no data, just personal feelings. That’s how Bersatu was formed and now it is saddled with these incapabilities.
The feeling was that Dr Mahathir was so popular with UMNO members that Bersatu will have their support and can stand on its own. Bah humbug! Now he’s looking for MPs the back-door way!
Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein are allegedly the hidden hands behind garnering support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The spate of resignations that has almost crippled Umno is a result of a proxy “Mahathir-Anwar war” between groups in the party – one in support of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Prime Minister and the other that wants to see Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim move up.
Umno supreme council member Datuk Alwi Che Ahmad said the disagreement between the Umno sides came to a head when the pro-Anwar group began openly canvassing support for him to become the 8th prime minister.
Alwi, who is also Kelantan opposition leader, said the pro-Mahathir group is led by Larut MP Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin while the pro-Anwar group is headed by Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
As such, the Hamzah group is not so much about supporting Dr Mahathir as it is about stopping Anwar in his tracks.
With the help of Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, who is also opposed to Anwar, Hamzah managed to persuade 38 Umno MPs to sign statutory declarations in support of Dr Mahathir if anyone brings about a vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister in Parliament.
“There was no intention among them to resign from Umno or to join Bersatu. None are interested,” said Alwi.
Stop trying to push for a Putrajaya without DAP and Amanah, Pakatan tells Hishammuddin
Pakatan Harapan (PH) has urged Umno’s Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to put an end to his attempt to push DAP and Parti Amanah Negara to be excluded from the nation’s administration.
In a joint statement, the Pakatan Harapan secretariat said the coalition’s consensus includes the two parties, in addition to other components such as PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, and allies from Parti Warisan Sabah.
“The Pakatan Harapan secretariat urges Umno politician Hishammuddin and his friends to stop their campaign to propose the idea of a government without the participation of DAP and Amanah,” PH said.
“Hishammuddin, in his writing and interviews, has given a signal towards returning to race-based politics and governance. This is archaic politics that completely goes against the inclusive politics pioneered by PH.”
The statement was signed by PH secretariat chief Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah; PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution and his counterparts from Bersatu and Amanah, Datuk Wira Marzuki Yahya and Datuk Wira Anuar Tahir; and DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke.
This comes as PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim reportedly made a veiled reference towards the Sembrong MP’s attempts while debating the Budget 2020 speech in Parliament earlier today.
Anwar had reportedly mentioned an alleged effort by the former defence miniser and other Umno lawmakers to derail the succession plan for Anwar to take over as prime minister.
PH also highlighted today that the pact has agreed on January 7 last year over several core issues to unite the public to reject Barisan Nasional’s racial politics that has dragged the country into a global kleptocratic scandal.
“Any ‘mischievous’ attempts to return to such politics after we affected change on May 9 last year is a backward move that will not even be recorded in the footnotes of history.
“Instead, it will allow kleptocrats and their accomplices to return to power,” it said.
Nothing unusual about Opposition reps meeting Dr M, says Hishammuddin
Sembrong MP Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein of Umno today brushed aside as nothing unusual a recent meeting he and several other Opposition MPs had with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the meeting was important because it considered the future of the country and people, particularly the efforts to strengthen the economy and unity.
“There is nothing wrong in the political Opposition meeting with government leaders.
Hisham as Barisan Sec-Gen
Johor Umno is proposing Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to be appointed as the next Barisan Nasional secretary-general.
Johor Umno chief Datuk Hasni Mohamad said that the state was unanimous in its decision to put forward the Sembrong MP’s name.
However, he explained that it was up to Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to decide on the matter.
He added that the matter would be put forward at the upcoming Johor Umno convention on Oct 5.
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, was reinstated as Barisan sec-gen on March 8, after Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz’s unilateral appointment by coalition chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi last October was deemed unconstitutional.
Hasni also said that they also hoped to have a declaration on the Tanjung Piai by-election candidate during the one-day convention.
He said the candidate had yet to be decided but Barisan was confident of wresting control of the seat.
“We just to not want to win but to win big,” he added after chairing the state Umno liason committee meeting here on Monday (Sept 30).
The Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat became vacant following the death of its incumbent, Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik, who was Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. He passed away from a heart attack at Pontian Hospital on Sept 21.
Md Farid, 42, who was also Tanjung Piai Bersatu division vice-chief, won the seat in the last general election after beating Wee Jeck Seng and Nordin Othman with a majority of 524 votes.
The EC is expected to announce the date of the Tanjung Piai by-election after holding a special meeting on Tuesday.