Well, Osman Sapian has resigned as Johor MB without a fight.
It actually reminds me of what my source in Johor told me earlier, which I put in this post,
This one guy told me, Osman Sapian would likely be asked to step down because he appeared to be more loyal to the Johor palace than Putrajaya.
He also said Osman will have to resign if he wants to avoid being implicated in an alleged corruption case.
But never mind. I think it's better that way as now Osman doesn't have to suffer anymore.
As I have always insisted, the Johor MB post is very hard to handle, especially now that there is an obvious tussle between the Johor palace and Putrajaya, or to be more exact Dr Mahathir.
Osman is almost 70 anyway. He doesn't need the aggravation.
Anyway, of all the stories about the resignation yesterday, I think this one is the most interesting;
Yup, despite Dr Mahathir saying that the next MB must be from Pribumi Bersatu, the others want the job too.
My sources told me that even DAP wants the job for one of their own.
This guy in particular,
Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali is the current chairman of Johor's Information, Entrepreneurship
Development, Cooperatives and Creative Economy committee. He is the Paloh state assemblyman.
It's not impossible. DAP currently have the most seats in the State assembly among the Pakatan parties with 14, followed by Pribumi Bersatu (11), Amanah (9) and PKR (5). On the opposition side there are 16 from BN (14 from Umno and two from MIC) as well as a single seat belonging to Pas. So, by right, it should be a DAP guy as MB.