So, it turned out that,
Well, to be honest, I didn't really believe it when Raja Petra said the other day that it was
Hishammuddin’s last 48 hours as a Minister
when the PM's cousin tweeted that his support for DS Najib Razak's handling of the 1MDB issue was conditional.
I wrote here that, "Hishammuddin seems quite brave to me now....either that or he was actually not sure what he was talking about when he twitted that conditional support thingy."
I think it would had been very bad for Najib if Hishammuddin really meant to abandon him.
As it turned out, the whole thing was just a false alarm.
Coincidently (or maybe intentionally) Hishammuddin's denial of rebelling against his cousin came after DPM TS Muhyiddin Yassin returned from overseas last night.
Now that Muhyiddin had also declined to make a clear stand, I believe the worst is over for Najib as far as the internal rebellion was concerned.
The real immediate danger to Najib has always been Muhyiddin as the guy is in the best position to replace him.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may be Najib's harshest critic but the almost 90-year-old statesman will not be the one who is going to take over the premiership from him.
So now that Muhyiddin had decided to lay low, maybe for a while, the pressure has to a certain extent been lifted off Najib's back.
Dr Mahathir may continues his attacks but Najib could probably take comfort from the fact that his former mentor have nothing really new to throw at him.
All these were however not reasons for the Najib's camp to rejoice or gloat about.
They should know that the general public unhappiness towards Najib continues to simmer.
It will be fatal for Najib if his team failed to realize this situation.
The PM now has to plan on how to prepare for the next general election under such condition.
He also needs to make sure the rebellion doesn't flare up to dangerous level again.
All the stupid macais and their attack dogs must be put on leash.
Najib needs to realize who are the ones actually saving him and who are among his people making things worse for him.
If the prime minister is smart, he would know how to separate the good ones and the "garbage".
Otherwise, he may survive this internal rebellion but will be ripped to pieces along with Umno and Barisan Nasional in the next general election.
That is just less than three years from now.
It's not an awfully long time, okay.