Malaysiakini in its news article MACC drops graft case against S'gor MB, 7 others reported that: “…no further prosecution would be taken in eight high-profile cases involving both Pakatan Rakyat and BN politicians.”
The one I’m interested in is of course Ali Rustam. The Malacca CM had been under a cloud “…for allegedly throwing pre-party election dinners for Umno delegates last year.”
If we all recall, because of that Ali Rustam was barred from the UMNO election for the party’s deputy presidential post. There was a very high probability of him winning that post if he wasn’t disqualified. He would have been the DPM today.
Then Najib had favoured Muhyiddin. But now?
There have been rumours that all is not well between Najib and Muhyiddin.
I wonder whether the MACC clearing Ali Rustam, thus indirectly re-qualifying him as a potential candidate for UMNO's No 2 spot, is a warning shot across the bow for Muhyiddin.
Oh, by the way, just consider those Pakatan people being cleared as ‘collateral beneficiaries’.
Mind you, Najib may face a far more dangerous ‘deputy’ in Ali, and is thus unlikely to completely endorse him over Muhyiddin; but Ali's clearance from corrupt charges makes him a threat to the DPM.
Muhyiddin now needs Najib more than Najib needing him.
Is someone undermining Najib Razak?