A social activist and blogger is alleging that a plot is being hatched from within Pakatan Harapan to oust the Prime Minister via a vote of no confidence.
Mujahidin Zulkiffli claimed that he first heard about the plot to oust Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a few weeks ago from “his sources”.
“Some factions are covertly planning to pull a coup most likely via a vote of no confidence in Parliament on Tun M’s (Dr Mahathir) leadership,” Mujahidin posted on Facebook, without naming the persons involved.
He said that a former Umno minister had earlier tried to pull a coup against Dr Mahathir by organising support “for a certain future PM of Malaysia”.
Mujahidin said a current Cabinet minister then showed a photo of his family with the family of the pro-Dr Mahathir and ex-Umno minister having a holiday together.
He said this was a signal to express that a coup against the Prime Minister would not work.
Speaking to The Star, Mujahidin confirmed he had written the Facebook post, but declined to give further information.
In his post, he did not name names but it was reported how a photo on social media showing PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and their families together on holiday overseas had tongues wagging.
“So now, another vote of no-confidence is in the planning. The Old Man (Dr Mahathir) then checks this plan by bringing seven Umno defectors into his party.
“Remember, there are about 30 more ready to jump ship,” wrote Mujahidin.
Mujahidin said his suspicions that an attempted coup was afoot was further strengthened when Dr Mahathir managed to get PAS officials, including its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, to sign an agreement to support the Prime Minister in case there is a vote of no-confidence.
“Why would the Old Man (Dr Mahathir) make such an unpopular move to meet PAS leaders? This has to be big,” he added.
Mujahidin wrote that while many will blame Dr Mahathir for bringing Umno members into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, they should ask why the Prime Minister, who is chairman of Bersatu, feels the need to strengthen his position.
Mujahidin did not name Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim but pointed out that there was an agreement for Dr Mahathir to serve as prime minister before handing over power to the PKR president.
“There’s no binding timeline but he himself (Dr Mahathir) kept repeating it’s two years. It’s almost a year already.
“But the thing is, not even a year and someone has pulled some moves against him at least twice,” he wrote on Facebook.
Mujahidin said Dr Mahathir’s move to pull Umno lawmakers into Bersatu will not be popular, but the strategy made sense.
“It will not be a popular move but I get it. I’d probably do the same if someone kept trying to (stab) me from behind.
“And worse, I think he now has the numbers to turn the table completely around if that vote of no-confidence is brought up in Parliament.
“I hope no one is stupid enough to try it. You can make him a villain but you’re actually the cause of it,” he added.
On his Facebook page profile, Mujahidin identified himself as the managing director of New Malaysia Times.
He also listed his previous jobs in TalentCorp Malaysia as well as in the insurance and financial sectors.
Potential Vote of No Confidence on Tun M
I first heard about this few weeks ago from internal sources.
Some faction are covertly planning to pull a coup most likely via vote of no confidence in parliament on Tun M’s leadership.
Some growing concerns over UMNO defections into PPBM, failures of many PPBM ministers, etc etc etc being the excuse for this cunning plan while the main mastermind publicly showing support and saying the old man should be allowed his mandate to govern.
Let’s not forget some UMNO ex minister was going around throwing and gathering support for a certain future PM of Malaysia. Sources told me that he was helping to pull a coup at that time only for another former UMNO minister to help the old man to stop that coup. That resulted in some UMNO defections. And then a current minister showed a photo of his family and this UMNO guy’s family having a holiday together. That was a public “fuck your coup” statement.
I remember in 2008, some not-very-smart politician announced that there will be a new government in September 2008. That about 30-40 Barisan MPs will defect to the then Pakatan Rakyat and form a new government via a vote of no confidence in the then PM. That plan was foiled.
So now, another vote of no confidence is in the planning. The old man then checks this plan by bringing 7 UMNO defectors into his party. Remember, there are about 30 more ready to jump ship.
Not just that, in the craziness of PAS having to defend some lie and corruption, he got Hadi and another 2 top PAS guy to meet him and they signed an agreement to support the old man’s leadership in case of a vote of no confidence. This simply proves that my sources were not just telling me mere rumors. Why would the old man make such unpopular move to meet PAS leaders? This has to be big.
This PAS-Mahathir support was made public. It wasn’t done in secret. So that’s another check to that silent movement for vote of no confidence.
It’s another public “fuck your coup” statement to whoever is trying to pull this coup.
While many will blame the old man for bringing in UMNO members into PPBM, I also want to question why does he feel that he needs to strengthen his position so much. He knows time is against him. When you get to that age, everyday is a thank you God I’m still alive.
The agreement is that he becomes the PM and he hands it over to some guy. There’s no binding timeline but he himself kept repeating its 2 years. It’s almost a year already. But the thing is, not even a year and someone have pulled some moves against him at least twice.
So I won’t blame him if he completely run UMnO down to the ground and get them all to join PPBM. It will not be a popular move but I get it. I’d probably do the same if someone kept trying to poke me from behind.
And worse, I think he now has the numbers to turn the table completely around if that vote of no confidence is brought up in parliament.
I hope no one is stupid enough to try it. You can make him a villain but you’re actually the cause of it.
Having said all of that, I’m not saying who is really behind all this nefarious political moves. That’s simply because whilst it’s easy to point to a certain someone, we have to be fair in thinking that maybe it was planned by other parties with interest to see the coalition fail.
Source : Mujahidin
PAS Has Pledged To Support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad In The Event of A “Betrayal” From Within Pakatan Harapan
PAS has pledged to support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the event of a “betrayal” from within Pakatan Harapan, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
The PAS secretary-general said the “draft letter” that was signed during a recent meeting between the Prime Minister and PAS top leadership in Kuala Lumpur was a declaration of PAS’ support for Dr Mahathir.
“A draft copy of this letter undertaking was given to him (Dr Mahathir) during that meeting. It states that if anything happens to the PM, we (PAS) undertake to be with him.
“Bear in mind that we are going to sit in Parliament on March 11.
“Dr Mahathir had indicated before about a ‘pengkhianatan’ (betrayal), and there may be a vote of no confidence against him.
“We are not new in politics. Our president (Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang) sensed something… that’s why we went to see him (Dr Mahathir),” said Takiyuddin to reporters here late Sunday (Feb 17) night.
He, however, did not make it clear if it was PAS or Dr Mahathir who suggested for the party to support the PM in a vote of no confidence.
Takiyuddin said the alleged betrayal could come from “two component parties” within Pakatan, but declined to reveal which.
“We are political people, so we can sense if something not right might happen within Pakatan. Two parties had been mentioned but I do not want to name them,” said Takiyuddin.
Takiyuddin was speaking to reporters after co-chairing a meeting with Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the Semenyih by-election at Barisan Nasional’s command centre here last night.
He was asked to explain about the draft letter signed at the meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
The meeting involved Dr Mahathir, Abdul Hadi, Takiyuddin and Terengganu Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.
Takiyuddin said the meeting also discussed about oil royalty for Terengganu, among other things.