Monday 26 October 2015

Remembering how Najib became PM and Muhyiddin his deputy

There have been quite some discussions on how DS Najib Razak took over the premiership from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The debate was triggered by a statement by Umno deputy president TS Muhyiddin Yassin two days ago that,

I was Najib's kingmaker, and I don't regret it

I would therefore like to recall what I remember about the whole thing.

First there was that rebellion against Abdullah which started not long after Barisan Nasional's landslide victory in the 2004 general election.

Not unlike the current rebellion against Najib, former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the anchor of those who wanted Abdullah to be replaced.

The main reason for the rebellion was unhappiness over the conduct of Abdullah and his people, especially the so-called "fourth floor boys" in managing the country.

Most of the current prominent bloggers are among the rebels back then.

The rebellion's ultimate effect was the dismal BN's performance in the March 2008 general election.

The ruling coalition lost Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor and most parliamentary seats in the Federal Territory while Kelantan remained in opposition's hand.

BN also suffered many loses in other states and it lost the two third majority in parliament.

Pressure from within Umno for Abdullah to step down mount right after the election.

Muhyiddin, who was known to be one of Abdullah's people before the election was very vocal from the start.

Najib on the other hand was more discreet.

I remember very well asking point blank a close aide of Najib who is my friend when his boss is going to make his move.

We were having a seafood dinner in Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan at that time, just a week or two after the election.

He told me that it's not Najib's style to be abrasive in demanding a sitting premier to resign.

Things however came to a head at the first meeting between Abdullah and a state liaison committee after the election.

It was the Johor liaison committee and the date was April 11, 2008.

The rebels were very excited on that day.

This is the posting by Big Dog about the meeting;

PM 'Flip-Flop' Abdullah bertemu UMNO Johor hari ini 

If you click on the link to the Big Dog's posting you will notice that the report was not focused on what transpired during the press conference held by Abdullah and  Johor Umno leaders after the meeting.

It's more on what Big Dog found out from his sources who were present during the meeting and news reports quoting Muhyiddin and individual Johor Umno leaders.

That's because the actual press conference did not mention anything about Johor Umno forcing Abdullah to step down.

Nonetheless, Big Dog's report was mostly correct.

The Johor Umno leaders actually did told Abdullah that the grassroots wanted him to step down and he needed to present them with a timetable of the transition plan.

The Johor Umno leaders, led by the then state liaison chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman however decided that what had been conveyed to Abdullah in the meeting should not be made public in order not to shame the party president who is also the prime minister.

It's adab Melayu (Malays' etiquette) not to humiliate a leader.

Thus the rather mundane press conference after the meeting.

This was reflected by what current Johor Umno liaison committee chairman DS Mohd Khaled Nordin told Bernama that night (Please refer to Big Dog's post).


Sementara itu, Timbalan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan Umno Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin menyifatkan mesyuarat hari ini sebagai perbincangan dari hati ke hati yang berjalan dengan baik tanpa sebarang desakan.
Beliau yang juga anggota Majlis Tertinggi Umno berkata Umno Johor telah menyampaikan keputusan yang dirasakan perlu disampaikan kepada Abdullah demi kebaikan dan pengukuhan parti pada masa akan datang.
“Apa yang kita sampaikan itu rahsia. Tetapi tiada soal-soal desakan meminta Pak Lah berundur, sebaliknya mesyuarat hari ini lebih kepada melihat bagaimana soal-soal pengukuhan parti,” katanya.

The most direct to the point statement which revealed that Abdullah needed to step down came from Muhyiddin, who called for a separate press conference after the meeting (Please refer to Big Dog's post).


Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi akan berbincang dengan Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak mengenai pelan peralihan kuasa kepada timbalannya itu, kata Naib Presiden Umno Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin hari ini.
Beliau berkata Abdullah memberitahu perjumpaan tertutup dengan Badan Perhubungan Umno Johor di sini bahawa beliau akan berbincang secara terperinci mengenai pelan tersebut dengan Najib yang juga Timbalan Presiden Umno.
“Tempoh peralihan dan sebagainya tidak disebut secara terperinci… hal-hal berkaitan dengan bila masa dan sebagainya beliau akan bincang dengan Datuk Seri Najib,” kata Muhyiddin kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri perjumpaan berkenaan di sebuah hotel di sini.
Beliau berkata Abdullah telah pun secara terbuka sebelum ini menyatakan bahawa Najib bakal menggantikan beliau.

Muhyiddin was at that time hailed as a hero by those who wanted Abdullah to step down.

Unknown to many, Muhyiddin actually did not say anything during the meeting.

As reported by Big Dog, he was among the first to leave the meeting.

What had transpired at that meeting actually prompted Abdullah to ignore the urging of his people for him to hang on to power.

He had instead called for a meeting with national security chiefs throughout the country to get an honest feedback about sentiments on the ground.

The response that Abdullah got was that the majority of people, including those within Umno wanted him to step down.

Thus on July 10, 2008, Abdullah for the first time announced that he would step down by June the next year.

Nonetheless, the pressure for him to step down earlier than that deadline continues. The rebels simply can't wait for him to go.

An important incident happened in September that year.

It was Ramadhan and there was a breaking of fast function at the Saujana, the official residence of Johor menteri besar in JB.

I was present there that evening.

Najib was accompanied by his wife DS Rosmah Mansor to the function.

Muhyiddin was also there. I can't remember if his wife was present.

Muhyiddin was then the Minister of International Trade and Industry.

He was promoted to that portfolio from his previous post of Agriculture Minister by Abdullah, causing much distress to his predecessor TS Rafidah Aziz, who was reduced to be a backbencher in parliament.

It was said that Rafidah never forgive Abdullah for what happened.

Those who were present at the breaking of fast function had tea after they completed the prayers that evening.

It was then discussed on how to expedite the departure of Abdullah from the prime minister office.

The reason being that Umno and Barisan Nasional needed as much time as possible to heal their wounds from the disastrous  2008 general election.

It was felt that the longer Abdullah stays as PM, the more difficult it would be for BN to win the next general election.

A decision was then made for Najib and Muhyiddin to tag team in order to achieve the desired result.

It was said that Muhyiddin had accepted the fact that he should be the DPM and Najib the PM because he stands little chance to defeat Najib in a party election.

Najib's networking among the division leaders and grassroots support was stronger than Muhyiddin's.

The final agreement between Najib and Muhyiddin on their decision to tag-team in hastening Abdullah's departure was sealed onboard the plane taking them back to Kuala Lumpur after the breaking of fast function at Saujana that night.

Muhyiddin had hitched a ride on the plane used by Najib, who was then the deputy prime minister.

Present onboard the plane when the deal between the two was made was Najib's wife DS Rosmah Mansor.

If you don't believe what I wrote about the incident, please ask Rosmah, okay.

Anyway, the Najib-Muhyiddin tag-team went well and Abdullah stepped down as prime minister on April 3, 2009, almost two months before the actual deadline initially given by him.

Najib took over the premiership almost exactly a year after that fateful meeting between Abdullah and the Johor Umno liaison committee which prompted the fifth prime minister to make an honest assessment of his leadership for the good of the country.


  1. Annie,

    Pak Lah was indeed a man of principle.....when he knew that the odds are stacked against him......and in keeping with his hadari belief....quit gracefully.
    He did not claim himself a warrior or pirate.He did not even indulge in a war of words with his enemy at that time which was TDM.
    Neither did he allow billions to be parked in his personal account.His late wife dedicated herself to promoting sarung kebaya and never once made a misstep in her behaviour and conduct.
    Pak Lah never called anyone bangsat and was not known to use harsh words.
    His only flaw was in indulging himself in taking too many naps and failing to curb his opportunistic and cunning son in law.

    Ah Jib ? The less said the better. Muhiddin..............well he missed the bus and now it is too late for him. Komedi has also started his destructive ways to make sure Muhiddin is reduced to a has been.

    Real interesting times await UMNO......and could end up like...Congress of India or Golkar of Indonesia or LDP of Japan or Awami of Pakistan.

    1. I agree with you. The too many naps was because he fell in love with you know who and did not sleep well at night. He had the blessing of his terminally ill wife to marry the then Officer in charge of the PM Residence.

      All the same, he deserves good wishes in his retirement days though he cannot escape public recrimination to continue even in history. Must take it as his past occupational hazard.

      One US politician said on TV all leading political personalities the world over don't read or bother much what is said or written against them. Therein lies the problem of getting Najib to resign.


  2. This a much more sensible account, TQ adinda Ms Annie
    about the internal workings of UMNOs leadership
    rather than YM Raja Petras claim that the plot was hatched by YAB Tun Dr M, kan?

    Haji M Zin
    Alor Gajah DPH

    1. I think it doesn't matter now who hatched the plot, Hj. The important thing is cukup warmth and incubation period supaya the plot menetas dengan tak payah Caesarian op.

      I want a new PM and Najib be replaced. I support the view that ganti dengan Muhyiddin will not cause more split in UMNO.

      The longer the incubation period, the worse for UMNO and the Malays, bro. The DAP fellas have been exploiting like hell. And Anwarul PKR also clapping hands getting 2 notable UMNO converts.

      I hope there won't be any converts to the Evanglical cause. That stupid failed-PRK-Tk-Intan Malay girl not much heard these days. But let's get Najib out and Muhyiddin in to avoid DAP enticing more stupid Malays across.

      Najib doesn't want to resign? Buah petai begitu liat pun boleh di sentap ke bawah. Dia kena sedor le nanti kalau kita lepaskan berok kapada dia, teruk dia kena pulas, Bukan nak ugut, cuma cakap berperi bahasa.

    2. Di gambor Najib dan Muhyiddin di atas tuh nampak mcm sayang manja aje. Tapi bila dah tak mau cakap dengan sempurna pasal 1MDB dan RM2.6 bilion - cakap ha nya sepatah dua kata aje - maka terhunus lah keris, mengatur langkah le Muhyiddin.

      Tapi bila keluar si Jebat bedebah main baling pisau pakai "hidden hands", bermasam muka berterusan le mereka Najib dan Muhyiddin berdua, tak jadi bertarong cara wira, ha nya guna kuasa yang ada di singgah sana.

      Chiisss, Jebat derhaka, keluarkan lah tangan kamu yang tersembunyi itu. Nanti ku panggil Hang kasturi, Hang Lekiu dan segala Hang menuding kamu. Tiada ma'af bagi mu, pendekar bedebah.


    3. YM Raja Petras take is correct, Sdr Anon 13:30
      on the current situation, although not on how Tun Pak 'Lah was toppled above.

      It is not what we outsiders want but the 191 UMNO division chiefs and the UMNO Supreme council members will stick with DS Mohd Najib. Ousting him without a solid post-Najib plan will trigger big big problems, at least until after GE-14.

      They do not understand why outsiders including Tun Dr M should interfere with the internal UMNO processes to oust the current party leadership.

      Haji M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

  3. Annie tak payah cerita panjang soal siapa king maker. Facts yang jelas:

    1. Kabinet no nothing about 1MDB.
    2. 1MDB nak pinjam 3b dari goverment
    2. 2b pinjam dari AK

    Tak payah nak corner corner la

    1. Corner apa? Aku cerita straight to the point apa berlaku masa tu.Tak gitu? Itu pun topik perbincangannya. So, aku cerita la apa aku ingat. Masa tu takda cerita 1MDB ke apa ke, okay.

    2. Good one, Annie.


    3. Yaa loor , jadi Najib olang yang kenang itu budi lea aa ,tak gitu ?.
      Kasi beri tangongjawab olih itu pimpinan dan rakyat ,tatak pegang itu amanah dengan betut maa aa .

      Uncle Lim tatak buat itu macam lea aa !.

    4. aiyo. dah topic pon pasal benda lain. comment la based on topic.

      aku pon benci jugak Najib, 1mdb etc etc. tapi jgn jadi bodoh sampai semua nak kaitkan.

      jgn malukan org Melayu pls. we have to elevate cara kita berfikir.

    5. komen apa ni. Paham or not apa yg Annie post tu?? Klu rasa x paham, baca skali lagi ye...tak kene bayor pon....

  4. Aku tunggu DS Rosmah buat statement fasal 1MDB sahaja hingga kini. Statement beliau lebih credible daripada apa apa yang kita disuapkan saban hari.

    Bila lah agaknya kan Annie?

    1. Statement Rosmah lebih credible? Alamak, brader, whatever made u think so? Remember le, yang alih alih jadi kaya raya beli apartment di New York dll beratus juta Ringit tuh, anak dia.

      Pastu keluor PMO statement mengata kaya raya due to "legacy of wealth". Sapa punya statement tu u agak?

      Sampai berdentum dentam adik adik Najib keluar statement yang bertanda tangan, objecting the implication that bapak diorang, Tun A Razak, had amassed wealth as PM.

    2. brader. itu maksudnya sarcasm.

    3. Bang, jangan selalu sangat sarcasm. Depa di sabelah Pokjib ramai yang tak paham sarcasm. Tun Madey pun banyak gunakan sarcasam. Kalo Tun main lantak belasah direct aje sejak lama dulu, Najib dah letak jawatan kot.

    4. dey, apa ni dey. bangun pagi cerita pasal najib. sebelum tido cerita pasal najib.

      kutuk dia sana sini pun dosa kita jugak dpt. aku pon tak puas hati jugak pasal berbilion hilang. tapi kalau kita bising sana sini non stop duit tak masuk pocket bro. (unless prepaid cyber trooper umno)

      tunggu next election. we vote. that's the best we can do

  5. This is a good account of what you saw and heard from those around where the events took place. I'd like to ask Rosmah but not about the Najib-Muhyiddin on-the-plane komplot but about the RM2.6 billion etc.

    So, by the tumpang-kapal-terbang alone, Muhyiddin can claim he was in the Najib-himself tag team to oust Tun Dol. As your Najib's-staff friend said it's not Najib style to be ousting the boss, Muhyiddin can even claim to have been Najib's kingmaker!

    1. If only Tony Pua, Kit Siang and such buggers can place a tiny microphone in the plane, hehe ...... Now Tony Pua has not directly responded to secrecy swearing that even the PAS new PAC member has agreed, instead asking the Parliamentary Standing Orders be changed. The twit.

      Of course they don't want dear Ah Jib Gor replaced. They want the whole gomen replaced. By the rag tags so called Pakatan and now don't know what name.

  6. If only Tun Dol had ruled properly and not let the 4th Floor boys take over, things would not have become so messy now. TDM would not have undermined his administration and the public would not have become so used to condemning the gomen like nobody's business as happens now.

    And we need to watch the then 4th Floor Gang Leader, the current UMNO Youth Chief Khairy. Wanting to be PM by 40 and it's about the time now. He could play a role in stabilising the situation - UMNO Youth had always played a significant check-and-balance role but he himself does not appear to have balance in his statements and Youth position on important issues.

    Khairy could be a real leader if he had spoken up on 1MDB, the RM2.6 billion, the "hidden hands" etc. He could be waiting in the winds and swoop in when the storm is unmanageable to others. If Muhyiddin, the Deputy President, has lost his chances, the way is open to the Vice Presidents and Khairy is one by virtue nof being the UMNO Chief.

    It may be a far-fetched idea of Khairy being a candidate to replace Najib now but I'm saying it more as a way of saying watch, don't let him be.

    1. Oxford has its ups and downs ...

    2. I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life; it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn't know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president; you couldn't do that in Pakistan - you'd be thrown in prison.

      - Benazir Bhutto

    3. And they even shot her dead, didn't they? Poor Benazir.

      Yes, "people criticising their own president; you couldn't do that in Pakistan - you'd be thrown in prison." Same here. These days.

      Najib may be regretting throwing away ISA. Otherwise he could use that and Kamunting is just a "detention centre", not prison, hehe

      Bring back the ISA. Jib!

  7. I like the word rebellion. Rebel with a cause. A good cause. Against corruption especially. Until and unless the 1MDB and the source of the RM2.6 billion is explained satisfactorily, it will be deemed as corruption.

  8. Big Dog has, since taking a new posture, become a senseless dog. Barking loudly instead of defending the boss by explaining in decent language and respecting supporters of the blog who dissent. Now there are only 1-2 comments there.

    1. A barking dog is not necessarily a fair dog.

  9. Muhyiddin may not be out of the running for the PM's post. Many of Najib's detractors have favoured, even specifically mentioned him as the logical and no-fuss replacement. Nobody should grumble if takes over when Najib leaves.

    Being Deputy President of UMNO, it's only natural that he fills in when the post is vacated. Only question is whether the "hidden hands" (they are all over the places those blokes (the RD guy may oppose use of this word again, hehe) would try to get him out via the Disciplinary Committee etc.

    That's why Muhyiddin has been sounding somewhat conciliatory and "kingmakerly" in the recent past. That should remind Najib not to try and have him removed from the Deputy Pesidency and understandable to fair-minded UMNO members who should clamour for his retention as Deputy President.

    And ask the Disciplinary Committee to avoid mistakes again. Like finding Khairy Jamaluddin guilty of money politics but did not ban him from contesting at the party elections after that, like it did Isa Samad etc,

    1. What's left?
      KingKangKung of the Mountain of Gold and his 300 little Indian chiefs to offer puja five times a day to the Cash God.

      Ah Jib Gor! You can't fool the Malays

    2. That statement "offer puja five times a day" is objectionable as it infers on the 5 daily prayers the Muslims practice. Be careful with what you say, avoid religious ill feelings, pls.


    3. Narrated Abu Dhar:
      Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "While I was at Mecca the roof of my house was opened and Gabriel descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zamzam water. Then he brought a golden tray full of wisdom and faith and having poured its contents into my chest, he closed it. Then he took my hand and ascended with me to the nearest heaven, when I reached the nearest heaven, Gabriel said to the gatekeeper of the heaven, 'Open (the gate).' The gatekeeper asked, 'Who is it?' Gabriel answered: 'Gabriel.' He asked, 'Is there anyone with you?' Gabriel replied, 'Yes, Muhammad I is with me.' He asked, 'Has he been called?' Gabriel said, 'Yes.' So the gate was opened and we went over the nearest heaven and there we saw a man sitting with some people on his right and some on his left. When he looked towards his right, he laughed and when he looked toward his left he wept. Then he said, 'Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.' I asked Gabriel, 'Who is he?' He replied, 'He is Adam and the people on his right and left are the souls of his offspring. Those on his right are the people of Paradise and those on his left are the people of Hell and when he looks towards his right he laughs and when he looks towards his left he weeps.'

    4. Then he ascended with me till he reached the second heaven and he (Gabriel) said to its gatekeeper, 'Open (the gate).' The gatekeeper said to him the same as the gatekeeper of the first heaven had said and he opened the gate. Anas said: "Abu Dhar added that the Prophet (ﷺ) met Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus and Abraham, he (Abu Dhar) did not mention on which heaven they were but he mentioned that he (the Prophet) met Adam on the nearest heaven and Abraham on the sixth heaven. Anas said, "When Gabriel along with the Prophet (saw) passed by Idris, the latter said, 'Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.' The Prophet (saw) asked, 'Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He is Idris." The Prophet (saw) added, "I passed by Moses and he said, 'Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.' I asked Gabriel, 'Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He is Moses.' Then I passed by Jesus and he said, 'Welcome! O pious brother and pious Prophet.' I asked, 'Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He is Jesus. Then I passed by Abraham and he said, 'Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.' I asked Gabriel, 'Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He is Abraham. The Prophet (saw) added, 'Then Gabriel ascended with me to a place where I heard the creaking of the pens."

    5. Ibn Hazm and Anas bin Malik said: The Prophet (saw) said, "Then Allah enjoined fifty prayers on my followers when I returned with this order of Allah, I passed by Moses who asked me, 'What has Allah enjoined on your followers?' I replied, 'He has enjoined fifty prayers on them.' Moses said, 'Go back to your Lord (and appeal for reduction) because your followers will not be able to bear it.' (So I went back to Allah and submitted for a dispensation) and He reduced it to half. When I passed by Moses again and informed him about it, he said, 'Go back to your Lord as your followers will not be able to bear it.' So I returned to Allah and requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. I again passed by Moses and he said to me: 'Return to your Lord, for your followers will not be able to bear it. So I returned to Allah and He said, 'These are five prayers and they are all (equal to) fifty (in reward) for My Word does not change.' I returned to Moses and he told me to go back once again. I replied, 'Now I feel embarassed of entreating my Lord again.' Then Gabriel took me till we '' reached Sidrat-il-Muntaha (the Heavenly Lote Tree before the Divine Throne) which was shrouded in colors indescribable. Then I was admitted into Paradise where I found beautiful pavilions and curtains of pearls, and the soil was of fragrant musk."

    6. The above are Hadiths, innit? If Qur'an, got Surah Nos. But if Hadith, no mention Sahih who. How to know degree of reliability like that. Coz they say got about 1 million Hadiths total.

      Just copied into here, me got to figure out the connection of the Hadiths with the blog post or above comments. Never mind Iah, I do free service, hope it's something to do with Najib resigning, me very inerested one:

      13:17 - Sorry, can't find connection
      13:21 - Sorry, can't find connection
      13:32 - Sorry, can't find connection

      It's all about Pophet Muhammad ascension to Heaven, I think. As narrated by his friends (the Sahabah, I think).

      So what's the message the guy who puts those Hadiths here? Surely not about Najib or Muhyiddin will each heaven in their lifetime. Aiyyo, susah lah these ulamak-kind of guys. Talk in riddles one. Don't want to say even what message the fler wants to give. How to propagate Islam and Hadiths like that.

      And me, don't have strong religious foundation, how to know intention of Hadiths except to strengthen what Prophet Muhammad says what God said as in the Qur'an.

      Sorry, guys. There you go, Melayu always sorry one. Tak dapat message pun sorry to people.

    7. Sorry bro. 15:09,
      Its famous hadith in sahih Bukhari: no. 1 in categori on "Salah"

  10. Pak Lah is a sensitive man. A good Muslim. Bila orang tak suka dia, dia tarik diri. Yang susah nya bila orang tak ada malu. Dia ke bini dia yang lebih kuat, tak tahu.

  11. It's generally agreed that the power of the blogs was very significant in removing Abdullah from power in 2009. Abdullah gomen had taken over financial control of and thrown out NST Group Chief Editor Kadir Jassin. NST, MM etc had ceased publishing Tun Dr Mahathir's statements. TDM started blogging, his "gang" followed suit and blogging became a phenomena in this country.

    Since then, social media or Facebook and Tweeters came on the scene. But the usually 1-2 lines comments do not have much impact, especially when the DAP Red Beans and their kind took to it - it's their habit of making 1-2 lines accusations without justification or explanation anyway. Nobody cared about what they say except themselves.

    That's why the "hidden hands" have taken a lot of interest in blogs now. A lot being said of bayar membayar, ada yang kata "prepaid blogs" whatever that means. But I don't think Annie's is.

    Ahem, ahem, ade chan le aku, hehe. But, seriously, if Annie is paid, she would not have waited for some cash from the boss to pay the down payment for the motor bike she bought - she would have paid cash for a top-range Harley Davidson.

    1. Kadir was removed from NST when Dr Mahathir was still PM.

    2. Didn't realize that. Wonder why. Yet now they seem to be in the same team whacking Najib.

  12. Dream on jibby ... but save us from your nightmare

    Only the good doctor Tun can help ...

  13. To be fair to Najib and everyone else, we have to look at the whole picture.Politics is very similar to a game of soccer. It is a team work. When a striker scores a goal most likely he gets a good pass from his team mates. If he scores from a penalty spot, most likely his team mate was fouled by an opponent.
    We as political observers tend to take sides.We either for Najib or against Muhyiddin. There is only one person can be chosen as a captain of the team. It does not mean other players are not important. Only the coach can decide who is going to play and who is going to sit on the bench. In the political analogy the coach are the voters.

    Prof Kangkung

    1. But this is a case of the Captain scoring his own goal. 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion is a huge goal to score in his own net.

      Btw, I would have addressed you as Professor except for the name you chose. The word is often used by the DAP Red Beans to denigrate the Malays but you are ok - definitely not RB views and am happy to read.

    2. The problem is the Captain is not listening to the Coach - the "voters". And when PRU14 comes, kapputz. Itu saya banyak takutz.

      And when they use "hidden balls", where got fair play? Crazy, removing Gani Pattail from the AG post without any notice at all! And saying because the man is sick, not showing any "hidden sick certificate" even. WTF

      "Hidden balls or hands" again when senior MACC and PDRM Officers were suddenly transferred to PM's Dept, of all places.

      Obviously they were and are desperate. Muhyiddin won't do that sort of things. He wouldn't do an 1MDB and RM2.6 billion in the first place.

    3. Remember what Pak Lah said in 2008? Who actually is the 'trouble maker'. The kingmaker or the kingfisher.

  14. So all of their dealings have nothing to do with what the rakyat expect of the two leaders?

    That they can go do whatever pleases them and disregard the need for transparency like in the case of 1MDB?

    Pretty soon

    1. Not Muhyiddin, I don't think. He cares about what the rakyat expect. That's why he spoke for transparency of 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion even at the risk of being dropped from the Cabinet.

  15. At least Pak Lah is a gentleman, tau nak berundur diri bila orang tak suka. Maybe sebab isteri dia Jean tu baik sikit, tak gila duit dan kuasa. Najib pulak lanun bugis muka tebal. Bini pulak gila kuasa dan harta. Dah sah kebas duit berjuta-juta pun masih tak tahu malu pergi sana sini beri ceramah. Sama standard aje dengan si Anwar tu.

    1. Anwarul Al Juburi kena gasak dek TDM dan Ajib hingga masuk jel. Aku setuju dan sokong.

      Tapi Pak Lah punya baik,"keluorkan" dia, pardon ke ape. Melulu Okspod menantu dia Khairy bawakkan paspot utk Juburi pigi Germany berubat sakit belakang ke ape. Pak Lah dengan dia lebih kurang se kampong, dari Seberang Prai atau hala situ.

      Najib nyaris lesap di PRU13 akibat pukulan si Al Juburi. Melingkup dia 5 tahun dalam jel akibat Ajib, kata orang. Bila dia keluor jel, kalau Ajib masih pegang kuasa lagi, hell hath no fury like an Al Juburi scorned. Tuhan saja yg tahu betapa kuat nya dia nakkan Ajib terjerumus. Sekarang pun.

      Malang nya dia Al Juburi tarak credibility. Kita masih nak harapkan Muhyiddin, TDM dsb nya dapatkan UMNO gantikan Ajib. Mana tau bila, the Lord works in mysterious ways, they said of the Christian God. The same of the Muslim God.

  16. "The most direct to the point statement which revealed that Abdullah needed to step down came from Muhyiddin, who called for a separate press conference after the meeting (Please refer to Big Dog's post)."

    If true, good for Muhyiddin. The more reason Najib should not be an ungrateful ingrate like the DAP buggers and not agree to any suggestion to get the UMNO Disciplinary Committee or others remove Muhyiddin from the Deputy President post.

    But Big Dog will stand by that now? The blog been said to be suddenly so pro-Najib now that cannot tolerate anything said against Najib.

    1. Sabarlah Abang Din, sampai masanya nanti kalau ada rejeki adalah, jangan nampak sangat kelahap jawatan PM tu. Jangan ikut langkah Kerala. Sumbang.

  17. Annie said, It's adab Melayu (Malays' etiquette) not to humiliate a leader.

    At what level? DPM also a leader. No 2 leader in the country. Dropping him from cabinet for no valid reason not tak beradab? Just because No. 2 asking for transparency on 1MDB and RM2.6 billion?

  18. Muhyiddin was at that time hailed as a hero by those who wanted Abdullah to step down.

    He is also a hero to those who wanted Najib to step down. The only difference is this time as DPM he is seen as the interested party to Najib's post. And Najib main kasar. Hidden hands worked here and there and he dropped Muhyiddin from the cabinet.

    But no reason for Najib to feel secure. The Special Task Force on 1MDB and the RM2..6 billion is still on. New AG cannot now eat his words that it has not been disbanded. People are awaiting his calling for a meeting as the MACC Commissioner and the IGP has sounded a week ago,

  19. Masalah Najib akan terus meleret dan desakan transparency Muhyiddin berbangkit selagi dia tak saman SR, WSJ atau NYT. Tadi dia kata

    No go on WSJ suit without confirmation on use of US free speech shield ... (Malay Mail Online)

    1. Si Din ini berbohong diprogram bicara semasa anjuran sinar harian di johor bharu 25.10.15.