Everyone went gaga yesterday over what was said to be an emergency about to be declared by the Perikatan government.
I even got an inquiry about it from Japan.
Well, Muhyiddin went to Kuantan to meet the Agong after a special Cabinet meeting, causing everyone to believe that he was trying to get the king's consent to declare the emergency.
However, in the end, nothing happened....yet so far.
I did some checking and as far as my sources are concerned, the emergency move was real.
The pretext is Covid-19, but as everyone suspected, the real reason is to prevent a no confidence motion from being tabled against Muhyiddin in parliament.
That could also happen indirectly via the voting to pass next year's budget, scheduled before end of next month.
If the budget doesn't go through, that's as good as a no confidence vote against Muhyiddin.
According to my sources, the main characters behind this emergency idea are Muhyiddin himself, Azmin, Hamzah Zainuddin, Ismail Sabri, and that flying car minister, whose name I can't remember.
As for the meeting with the Agong, it was said that the king wanted to discuss the matter first with the other Rulers before giving his consent for the requested emergency be declared.
If this is true, then I suspect the Agong is not 100 per cent supportive of the idea for Malaysia being put under an emergency rule.
Otherwise, he would have just agreed to it.
For that, I salute the Agong.
I'm also against this emergency move because it's against our democracy and may worsen the country's economy which is already battered by Covid-19.
The Perikatan government shouldn't run for emergency cover whether in handling Covid-19 or the challenge from the opposition.
Even the Agong had previously said that all quarters must abide by the Constitution.
True, there's currently a spike in Covid-19 cases but we have been handling it well so far and I can't see why the need for the state of emergency, if that's the real reason to have it.
If the real reason is Anwar to challenge Muhyiddin in parliament, then stand up to it and just count the seats.
Prove to the world that the government has the mandate to rule.
That should shut up Anwar and the gang.
There's the Umno ceasefire, what?
Surely Muhyiddin could get enough support.
Unless, if Zahid had actually just been bluffing about the ceasefire the other day.
Well, if that's the case, Muhyiddin should talk with Zahid and the Umno gang again.
And this time, talk nicely to them.
But if Muhyiddin still wants to go the emergency route, then he should bear in mind that his government will become even more unpopular.
He would be just buying time if he does that as come GE15, the people will punish him and his gang.
Unless, of course the state of emergency be prolonged beyond the GE15 deadline or till forever.
Then we can be like North Korea.
Hey, anything could happen, okay.