The Agong has met with Muhyiddin and leaders of political parties ahead of the Rulers Council meeting on Wednesday, supposedly to decide on the state of Emergency which will end on Aug 1.
So, what will happen?
From what I read, most wanted the Emergency to end and parliament to reconvene.
Fine, but why does the parliament needs to be reconvened?
Is it because we need to ensure the present government does its job properly, especially in managing the Covid-19 crisis, or is it to replace the government altogether?
I have been against the Emergency from the start, but doesn't like the idea of changing the government while the pandemic is still raging across the country.
After all, there is no evidence that a new government would handle the crisis any better.
Yes, they all said they are better than the current government, but that's just them saying.
The same when Pakatan said they were better than BN and when given the power they proved that they are no better or probably even worse.
Furthermore, we are now in a middle of a real war with the pandemic and things can get messy if we try to change the country's leadership now.
Let's say the parliament reconvenes and a no confidence motion be tabled against Muhyiddin, do those who initiate it have enough votes?
And are we certain Muhyiddin will wait and does nothing till that point?
I have a feeling that he may dissolves the parliament even before that happened.
Then we will have a most intense general election amidst the pandemic.
This terrible scenario really shouldn't be discounted.
I believe Muhyiddin has learnt from the Sabah state election fiasco which kickstarted the current Covid-19 wave - the blame is not on the one who dissolved the state assembly, but on those who pushed for a new state government.
Yup, people blamed Umno for that one (even though Pribumi Bersatu is the real winner) and not Shafie Apdal who dissolved the assembly to trigger the state election instead of handing over power after a count of chairs in the hall.
Well, Muhyiddin may do it as he has nothing much to lose, I guess.
Anyway, even if Muhyiddin is willing to hand over power after a vote of no confidence against him, others in his camp are not likely going to give up without a fight.
People like Azmin and the other PKR turncoats know they are dead meat if Anwar, for instance takes over the government.
They would rather go down fighting.
Others who have problem with Anwar may also side with the Muhyiddin's camp.
I don't think Dr Mahathir for one, wants to wait and see whether Anwar will let him be after all those years spending time in prison because of him and then being cheated out of the PM seat when Pakatan collapsed last year.
There's no way Dr Mahathir really think Anwar is better than Muhyiddin as PM, at least not as far as his personal interests are concerned.
Then there's Umno, which has not really committed anything other than saying that parliament should reconvene to provide check and balance to what the government is doing, especially in handling the pandemic.
Nothing bombastic has come out of them so far, which is good.
Unlike Pakatan people who have started talking about a new government, Umno seems to be muted in that department.
They probably want to maintain their previous stance which was they will not try to push for a change of government as long as the pandemic is still raging.
That's unless of course if the government haven't done anything extraordinarily horrible.
For that, I feel that the current government may not be as efficient as many wish it to be, but it has not been too horrible either.
Well, at least I can't say that they are much worse than the previous Pakatan government. Really.
So, as far as I'm concerned, I don't want a change of government until the Covid-19 war has been won or at least until the situation has reached a manageable level.
Elections, for me, need to be avoided at all cost till then.
And yes, if there is going to be a change of government, I rather it to be done via a proper election instead of other means, including a count of chairs in the parliament.
Only a government, properly chosen by the people via an election, could put this country back on its track.
Otherwise we will be stuck with one bad government after another.
But again, election must only be held after the pandemic is over.
For now, I rather bear with the current government rather than changing it with another one, which may even be worse.
Whatever it is, I just hope that it will not lead to an election amidst the pandemic, which is the worst case scenario.
May Allah protect Malaysia.