Ijok was (and maybe still is) to be the ‘springboard’ for Anwar Ibrahim’s triumphant return to UMNO, the most powerful political party in Malaysia, and to his No 2 position as deputy president, and by default and tradition, the deputy PM of the nation.
Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK), blogger of Malaysia-Today, posted a tale of Gerakan Anti Najib (GAN) or Get Najib Movement.
I consider RPK as a super-brilliant politico-strategist because on the surface he would at times appear to be against or even attacking Anwar, but I reckon in actuality he’s not - that’s why I deem him as super brilliant strategist-blogger, perhaps even a practicing student of Sun Tzu’s dictum of ‘all war is deception’.
According to gossip, GAN is a scheme to restore Anwar Ibrahim back to his old position in UMNO prior to his expulsion from the party. Apparently, SIL is complicit in the conspiracy.
The final objective for Anwar Ibrahim (according to RPK) is obvious - He wants to be PM. But remaining as president of PKR, his likelihood of become PM would be the same as that for Lim Kit Siang. So he wants to go back to UMNO but right at the top as No 2 (at least for a while until he swamps all over AAB and his pots of rice).
Part of the scheme involves his (Anwar’s) challenging of the legality of his expulsion as DPM by then PM Dr Mahathir.
However, assuming the court rules in his favour and restores his status quo in accordance with his constitutional rights, there is still a slight inconvenient matter, that of Najib Razak being the current incumbent as No 2.
Therefore, to clear the Via Sacra for the greatest triumphant Return of all times, the scheme requires Najib to be ousted or forced into retirement beforehand.
That has been why the targeting of Najib has been so intense, even resorting to unethical throwing of Mongolian poo.
And in that, I was somewhat disappointed that some non-aligned bloggers have been supporting, nay, abetting (unwitting as they might have been) Anwar’s rubbishing of Najib, because in doing so, they have in fact been facilitating the world’s greatest political reformist (who saw the light only after his expulsion from UMNO) return to a party they (the bloggers) abhor.
But of course the strategy requires Najib and AAB to be at each other’s throat on RPK’s revelation that there is a GAN plot. We know Najib won’t, and do you believe that AAB or even SIL feels more comfortable with a returned Anwar instead of an incumbent Najib?
Sometimes the illogic of the scheme implies these professional schemers who make such party-politic manoeuvrings their bread and butter are complete idiots.
But of course you never know what can happen when one throws the golden apple of discord into UMNO, like Eris did during in the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. That ancient act led to the decade long Trojan War and the total destruction of Troy and many thousands of lives. Maybe UMNO might destroy itself in like fashion too?
However, all may seem moot because the Court of Appeal has just found Anwar Ibrahim’s dismissal as deputy prime minister and finance minister was lawful.
Anwar intends to appeal. Well, for a man who claims he won’t go back to UMNO, he’s spending an unusual amount of time and resources contesting his dismissal as (UMNO’s appointed) DPM as unlawful.