When Zahid yesterday declared a "political ceasefire", the first thing that came to my mind was that it was directed at Pribumi Bersatu.
Definitely not at DAP, PKR and their allies.
The real struggle for power now is between Umno and Pribumi Bersatu.
Anwar, Dr Mahathir and the others are just supporting characters.
At the moment, Umno has the upper hand.
The only reason they didn't go for the kill yet was because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Or, Muhyiddin had offered them something.
But one thing is for sure, Pribumi Bersatu has now realised that it can't bully Umno in Perikatan Nasional anymore.
Even Pas realised this, thus the agreement to formalise Muafakat Nasional the other day.
My bet is that those two will go on their own along with the Umno's BN allies in GE15.
A united Malay Muslim front supported by parties representing the minorities and those in Sarawak.
Basically the old BN with the inclusion of Pas.
It's better that way as I previously wrote.
Anyway, Muhyiddin apparently has managed to buy some time but he and his people need to find their own ways too from now.
They would probably be absorbed back into Umno or melt into the other parties even before GE15.
If the whole thing goes that way, Anwar, Dr Mahathir and the other old men of Malaysian politics would also become irrelevant, which in a way is good.
No more the usual baggage.
Personally, I hope Umno will keep its cool till GE15.
It has sent its message that day, and that should be enough for now.
As for the opposition, I hope PKR, DAP and the others could survive the remainder of the Muhyiddin's administration.
We will still need a good opposition no matter what happen because this country is a democracy.