Dpm came out openly to criticize the handling of the imdb issue in his pc,He said it has come to a stage where its so serious, it may explode.
He said he can't even explain the issue when he went down to campaign in by-election because "I don't even know what to say". The situation is toxic and may bring about huge adverse impact not just to people but Umno.
Pc still ongoing
It's the single biggest factor, among other issues, that led to bn's loss in permatang pauh, he said.
"The rakyat wants to know, not just Tun M. The rakyat wants to know why no one has been charged, why imdb board not sacked, what about position of the ceo and PM as advisor."
The message was allegedly sent by someone who was with DPM TS Muhyiddin Yassin in Milan, Italy.
I was later informed that the same message had been shared in other Wassap groups and other social media platforms about the same time I saw it.
This is however the report by Bernama of the Muhyiddin's press conference in Milan on the matter:
MILAN: People want concrete answers and prompt actions from the Government over issues raised, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The deputy prime minister said the people wanted the Government to take their views seriously and not to trivialise them.
"We have to look at new approaches in handling issues of the people," he told the Malaysian media here, when asked on the lessons to be learnt from the by-elections in Rompin and Permatang Pauh recently.
In the people's view, the issues must be addressed quickly and should not be allowed to prolong, said Muhyiddin, who is making an official three-day working visit to Italy.
"This means every issue raised by the people to the government should be managed and tackled promptly, whether with a solution or improvement," he said.
Barisan retained the Rompin parliamentary seat in the by-election on May 5 but lost the Permatang Pauh constituency on May 7.
Among the current issues raised during the by-elections were the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Muhyiddin said feedback from the people showed they wanted the government to respond quickly in line with real time information found on social websites.
"In the view of the people, taking a defensive attitude does not help in the long term. In fact there should be an offensive approach with ready answers for the people," he said.
Asked on the initial Barisan analysis on the Permatang Pauh by-election results, he said the exploitation of such issues raised by the opposition was the reason for Barisan's loss.
Initial analysis found the people were not attracted by issues of development highlighted during the campaign. Instead they focused more on current issues.
The failure of Barisan to reply to current issues such as 1MDB was fully exploited by the opposition.
Muhyiddin said an overall analysis of the by-election results should be made to prevent it from becoming a trend which could affect the general election results in future. - Bernama
The mostly pro-Pakatan news portals, however, choose to go on the same angle as the earlier message I saw in the Wassap group.
Here is the one by The Malaysian Insider:
Now, many had concluded that it is the start of an open Umno rebellion.
It's because earlier in the day, former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin along with the party wing's leaders from Johor and Penang as well as Umno vice-president DS Shafie Apdal had issued their own statement on the Tabung Haji-1MDB issue which could be deemed as piling the pressure on the administration of PM DS Najib Razak.
For that, read Apanama's
I believe the very smart Umno strategists and media bosses need to move fast to contain this feel of rebellion from snowballing.
Don't ask me how, as I'm just an observer now.
The Umno strategists and media bosses must think of something over this weekend as this Monday is the Umno Day celebrations.
They should not let the Umno president face the party members with this gloom hanging over his head.