At this post on April 16
I asked these questions
- Why no one send the MB candidate name/names to the Johor palace? Remember, Muhyiddin did so after the general election last year. Why was the convention broken?
- Why did the Johor palace immediately accept Dr Sahruddin as the new MB? It was all so smooth and in fact very quickly done. If it's a war, I would like to call it the Johor blitzkrieg. Very brilliant, actually. Also bear in mind that the palace insisted that the new MB will be loyal to Johor.
- Why was Osman Sapian not distressed by much after he was removed from his MB post? Really. The guy went on almost as usual after Dr Mahathir announced his resignation. As a friend at Kota Iskandar said to me "MB selamba rock je".
- Who is Dr Sahruddin in Johor Pribumi Bersatu? Which camp does he belongs to? Who is his mentor? Who quarreled with Muhyiddin to get him fielded in Bukit Kepong during GE14? Why do the Johor DAP people like him?
At the end of the post, I asked you all to
Watch out for what's going to happen to Mazlan Bujang in the coming Johor exco reshuffle.
Well, the young and idealistic Mazlan was dropped from the exco line-up and I think you all now know the answers to all my questions.
These are FMT reports over the past 48 hours,
Meanwhile, it's quite clear from his latest blog posting that Dr Mahathir is indeed unhappy as far as this Johor matter is concerned;
THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION
and his main media man Datuk Kadir Jasin had been even less subtle about it to a point of suggesting that we learn
Mr Patel’s Lesson in Handling the Royals
Personally, I prefer the Malays' way of handling relations with the Raja-Raja Melayu such as in this instance which led to our country's independence;
Orang Melayu itu tidak kurang ajar sifatnya.
That's what my father used to say to me.
Whatever it is, as I always wrote in this blog, handling Johor is not easy.
That's why I always admire former Johor MB TS Abdul Ghani Othman for managing the state well for 18 years.
His successors have not been doing very well....including the new one, I believe.
I sincerely pity Dr Mahathir for having to manage the nonsense at his advanced age.
I'm wishing him all the best.