I first saw this story by The Star at Raja Petra Kamaruddin's Malaysia Today,
Ahmad Zahid: ‘Plotter’ an ‘old man’, not Muhyiddin
RPK chose to put this picture to go along with the story,
I think it was not very nice of RPK to use the picture which features DPM DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for that story.
I guess RPK wants his readers to think that the "old man" who is the "plotter" to topple PM DS Najib Razak is actually Dr Mahathir.
If you care to read the story, you will notice that Dr Mahathir was not even mentioned in the story.
The Star didn't put a picture of Dr Mahathir to go even with the full story in its webpage. Click on this link if you want to check it out,
'Don't destabilise the party'
Somehow, from the way Zahid talk about it, I don't think the person that he said was conspiring with opposition leaders in a plot against Najib was Dr Mahathir.
There is no way Dr Mahathir can do that.
He may currently be Najib's harshest critic but he will never sit down with the likes of Lim Kit Siang and his son Guang Eng to topple a BN government.
He would not do that no matter how much he despises Najib.
The only "old man" I think capable of doing such thing is Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, the 76-year-old Gua Musang member of parliament and Umno division chief.
He did set-up Semangat 46 in the 1980s and joined up with the opposition parties to fight BN after his attempt to topple Dr Mahathir from within Umno failed.
I also knew that Tengku Razaleigh is still friendly with many members of the opposition.
But still, all that were just part of my speculation.
I know it's wrong to speculate on such things but I can't help it because the information was already out there for all to see.
In my opinion, Zahid should not have provided the public with such information in the first place if he doesn't want the political mess to worsen.
It's human nature to speculate like that.
RPK seems to think that it was Dr Mahathir that Zahid meant.
I, on the other hand, think the person is Tengku Razaleigh.
Zahid should just tell people the whole story from the start, complete to the identity of the "plotter".
Why the need to tell half stories like that?
Nothing better to do, is it?
I think all these are so unnecessary.
I think Zahid should not talk too much and instead just do what he needs to do.
Zahid, when are you going to take action against the Pas leaders you said are Syiah (Shitte) during the Umno general assembly last year...or was it the previous year?
Bila mau tangkap?