Updates at 04:15, July 8
So, the Umno Supreme Council met last night and as reported there was a heated discussion on whether the party should pull out its support for the Perikatan government.
It actually dragged until past midnight.
After the meeting ended, Zahid issued a statement saying that Umno is pulling out its support for the government because of bla bla bla and demanded for Muhyiddin to step down and an interim prime minister be appointed.
He said Umno will also not support Anwar and Pakatan, which was rather funny because we all know if Umno does not support Perikatan, it practically opens the door for Anwar and Pakatan to take over the government.
Just wait for Parliament to sit and a no confidence motion be tabled against Muhyiddin. Of course Anwar and Pakatan will win as Umno sits in the middle pretending to be neutral.
But never mind that because the immediate problem with Zahid's statement would be; will the Umno MPs move to the opposition side of the parliament and the Umno ministers actually resign.
How many of them will do that?
The way I see it. I think many of them will just ignore Zahid's statement.
Then what? Sack them from the party?
How many Umno MPs left then?
I suspect Zahid will end up looking a bit silly at the end of this.
Oh, and I suspect the MPs and ministers of MCA and MIC will also stick with the government.
The Sarawakians too.
It turns out that Muhyiddin is offering an even better deal to Umno.
Ismail Sabri as future PM and Hishammuddin as his deputy.
That's even better than the rumour of Hishammuddin as PM and Azmin as his deputy that I discussed in my last post.
Ya, you all must have seen the announcement of their new appointments today.
As I expected, Muhyiddin is now offering Umno to take over the lead in Perikatan.
Without Zahid and the gang, of course.
For that, even the rumoured part about Azmin had been dropped.
Muhyiddin and his Pribumi people now just want to survive. They are cutting their losses.
They can't afford to have Umno pulling out of the government and let Pakatan, which they betrayed last year to take over Putrajaya again.
As I previously said, they would be dead meat if that happens.
Now they just want Umno people who are not hostile to them to be in charge.
It was reported that the Umno leaders will meet tonight to decide on their next move.
With the new appointments of Ismail Sabri and Hishammuddin, it would be harder for them to pull out support from the Perikatan government.
They are almost there now, why would they consider working under Anwar and put up with DAP.
The currently.hospitalised Muhyiddin may hand over power to Ismail Sabri anytime now.
Yet again, this could just be a Muhyiddin's ploy to stay in power.
Once the Umno's pulling out threat is over, he may just kick out Ismail Sabri and Hishammuddin and carry on as usual.
Muhyiddin is after all a very smart politician, despite many of you saying that he is stupid.
Whatever it is, I bet Ismail Sabri or Hishammuddin will tonight tell the other Umno leaders;
"Look guys, if you all pull out support from the government now, you will let Pakatan takes over and you have to be the balaci of Anwar and his DAP friends.
"But if you all just hang on for now, we can take over the whole government and Perikatan coalition soon."
And if it's actually Hishammuddin, who said that, I think he would add;
"Come on, you all know this is a good deal. After all, you have to admit, if later on, I become prime minister, I'll be a more handsome prime minister than Zahid."