Apparently, Umno is now divided over whether it should continue to support or abandon Perikatan.
Hishammuddin and KJ, who are Perikatan ministers, have came out with very strong statements that they will not support their party leaders if Umno decides to stop supporting the coalition.
Well, I guess, if Umno really do so, then that duo would be among those who will leave the party.
Maybe they will join Pribumi Bersatu, and continue to be ministers.
Not really a bad thing, actually. Many former Umno leaders had done so, particularly after Umno and its allies lost in GE14.
Of course, they will do well....provided Perikatan remains in power lah.
After all, I have a feeling that it would be the end of Pribumi Bersatu if the party could not keep its grip on Putrajaya.
It actually doesn't have much except Dr Mahathir, when the handsome old man was still with the party.
Really, it doesn't even have proper grassroots machinery.
GE14, in my opinion, was won by the then popularity of Dr Mahathir as well as resources and hardwork of DAP's machinery.
For GE15, I believe Pribumi Bersatu will want to rely mostly on Umno's machinery to win their seats.
And the irony is that, those seats that Pribumi Bersatu will want to contest are Umno's traditional seats.
Something like what happened in Sabah the other day.
They would not kacau Pas as they know that party would not give them face. And they definitely couldn't contest at mix constituency, let alone non-Malay majority areas as they would be massacred there.
On top of that, those MPs and assemblymen who won their seats as Umno candidates but then jumped to Pribumi Bersatu after GE14 would like very much for Umno people in their area to again work for them so that they can continue to be Yang Berhormat.
People like Tok Pa, Hamzah, Dr Latif, Mas Emerianti and many others.
Again, it's something like what happened in Sabah.
The idea would be that Umno will stupidly play along.
Demi perpaduan ummah dan Melayu, they would say.
Well, now Umno seemed to be getting a bit smarter and demanded for itself not to be treated like fools.
So, the chorus started about not wanting another political turmoil with Covid-19 being thrown in for good measure.
Eh, all they need to do is to just count which side have more chairs in the Dewan Rakyat la.
You don't get infected with Covid-19 just for counting chairs.
If you don't have enough seats, then let the one with enough seats to run the country.
Unless, Muhyiddin feel that he really doesn't have enough seats and want to pull the same stunt like what Shafie Apdal did in Sabah the other day.
Dissolves the parliament and triggers a fresh general election.
Then we'll have Covid-19 problem.
So, if we don't want a fresh wave of Covid-19, don't pull that stunt just because we know we don't have enough seats in parliament.
Be gracious and let go.
Of course, the same goes to the other side, if after the chairs have been counted and it turns out you don't have enough, accept it and shut up.
Really, there should not be any problem over this.
In fact they can do it everyday when parliament is in sitting.
It doesn't really costs anything.
Okay lah, that's my thought on politics today.
I'm going back to watching a Korean drama now.