Malaysiakini Pak Lah to exit on April 2?
Note the question mark ? in the title of Malaysiakini news article!
The current program scheduled by UMNO is that AAB goes to the King on 03 April to say goodbye (as the PM) … have a cup of tea with HM, …
... then on the following day, 4 April 2009, Najib Razak becomes the 6th PM of Malaysia, fulfilling the prophesy about UMNO’s leaders (re-named by kaytee as the UMNO Da Vinci code) ...
... that the first six UMNO leaders (by political tradition and majority power within Perikatan/BN, becoming Malaysian PMs) would have names that would begin with the respective letters in R-A-H-M-A-N, the name of the first PM Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Err… I am sure the second ‘A’ has been and must still be a sakit hati for someone. There but for his impatience, history could have taken a different path.
Last year I wrote in The torment and impatience of Anwar Ibrahim:
His ascendancy would have fulfilled even the legend of UMNO’s Da Vinci code, for surely in R-A-H-M-A-N, the letter ‘A’ would have come after ‘M’.
Yet, as they say, ‘There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip’, and Anwar found that to his invincible distress.
I believe it has been this narrow miss at the highest political office, just by a hair’s breath, that has made the man super-geram, a frustrated anger beyond normal boundaries, even sending him into unbridled rage.
It has been an experience that has tormented him since.
The very thought of Najib Razak becoming PM in just 2 weeks' time has sent steel-tipped spikes of fear into Anwar’s camp as they have committed Anwar to be the arch-enemy of the son of Razak.
Mind you, though we may expect total war between the two camps, with no quarters given, I dare say anything in politics is not impossible …
… because for a start, RAHMAN can also be spelt backwards as N-A-M-H-A-R, which could forecast the following PMs after Najib’s ‘N’ as (sorry, all Melayu – so, Samy, don’t you dare hope wakakaka):
(a) Anwar, (Wan) Azizah or (the return of) Ali Rustam?
(b) Muhyiddin or (God forbid) M2T
(d) Etc etc
Possible sooner than you think if poor Najib dies prematurely of, say, heart attack ... what with Jawi-scripted charms and Javanese jambi's.
But wait, maybe Malaysiakini’s question mark could reflect Dr Mahathir’s fear that AAB may well drag his heels.
Though he has mentioned there will be a transfer of power over to Najib, appeals for him to stay on, even from opposition leaders (of course for their own political advantage) may yet persuade him there’s still PM potential in him for another few good years. So, he could well change his mind at the eleventh hour wakakaka.
Certainly Anwar hopes so, PR leaders hope so, KJ hopes so, Ali Rustam hopes so and no doubt even Ku Li hopes so. Mind you, none of them (other than KJ because of blood ties) are exactly fans of AAB. But no doubt they assess that AAB is less troublesome and a less capable political foe than hitherto Mr Zig-Zag.
But what if AAB decides to call it a day as he has promised?
No worries, going through an earlier post of mine, Raja Petra's Statutory Declaration - is it evidence?, where Malaysia’s most famous and most powerful blogger had declared in a sworn statement regarding Altantuyaa’s murder:
"I have been reliably informed that between about 10pm on October 19, 2006 and early hours of the following day, the night Altantuya Shaariibuu was murdered, three other people were also present at the scene of crime."
The 3 ‘other people’ (meaning part from the two policemen currently under trial for murder) were, according to RPK in his Stat Dec and as reported by Malaysiakini, Rosmah Mansor (yes, Najib’s wife), Colonel Aziz Buyong, (an explosive expert in C4), his wife Norhayati (said to be Rosmah’s aide de camp).
To me personally, it’s highly implausible that women would want to turun padang to personally witness the explosive destruction of a corpse …
… which leads me naturally to suspect the theory that if one can’t get Najib himself, then one should try to get him through his wife.
But who am I to contradict RPK ;-)
Then, RPK also revealed in his Stat Dec: “I have knowledge of who has informed me of this matter plus I have knowledge of the Ruler who has been briefed and is aware of the matter but I have agreed that I shall not reveal this information other than mention that the Prime Minister and his son-in-law have been handed a written report confirming what I have revealed.”
This is fantastic, that (forget about the Ruler) AAB and KJ had received a written report about Rosmah’s involvement – though alas, RPK didn’t reveal who had written the report for AAB and KJ. We KPC's (kay poh chnee's - busybodies) are the poorer for that.
But WTF then, based on RPK’s declaration, what’s AAB and KJ waiting for?