It has been a lot of time and energy wasting on the Malaysian political front the past one week.
Despite all the noises, nothing actually happened.
In Perak, its business as usual again, except that Umno now having the upper hand and PH looking rather silly for failing to grab the opportunity to set up a new governing alliance there.
Yesterday, again it was another anti-climax, as Budget 2021 passed its final hurdle, and all that talks of a new government taking over Putrajaya become a number one bullshit.
Well, I'm okay with all that as my life remains the same. The nonsense doesn't directly affects me.
Go to work, earn enough to survive, play darts a bit whenever I could, and that's just fine with me.
Anyway, I'm quite sure now that the current government will stay in power till the end of this term.
Umno, which has been unhappy with the way it was being treated by Pribumi Bersatu must had been appeased somehow.
My bet though is on the party to maintain the status quo only until the next GE.
I believe the prospect of Umno, along with its BN allies going on their own after that is very likely now.
Some top party leaders, including the much respected deputy president Mat Hassan have already rejected the idea of BN joining forces with Pribumi Bersatu's Perikatan Nasional (PN).
Many would have thought that this will split the Malay/bumiputera votes again, but that would depend quite a bit on Pas which currently has both its feets in PN and Muafakat Nasional (MN), its alliance with Umno and the other BN parties.
If Pas does the wise thing, that is sticking with MN and leaving PN then the split will not be very bad.
PN would likely die a natural death if Pas really do that.
Pas have a lot to gain under MN as it would almost certain to have the overwhelmingly Malay-majority states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah. It would also have more opening in the Cabinet as without Pribumi Bersatu, there would be more jobs to be filled.
A combination of Umno and Pas is also almost certain to wipe out any opponent in Malay-majority constituencies.
These can't be said if Pas choose to stay in PN as Pribumi Bersatu is not strong enough to face Umno and its BN allies as an opponent.
I also believe that Pas would not risk splitting the Malay votes by too much as the worst that could happen to it is if Pakatan Harapan (PH), with DAP as its driving force comes back to power.
Yes, the best that could happen for PH, especially DAP is for the Malay votes to be split again the way it did during the last general election.
Pas, I think will chose the best option to prevent that.
Nonetheless, Muhyiddin and his Pribumi Bersatu would likely see this coming and try to mitigate it.
Well, they have to offer Umno and Pas something really big to avoid being left out of the next deal.
I can't think for now what they could offer, but whatever it is, Umno is set to be in the driving seat again.
Unless, of course if they are too stupid to realise it and screw up again.