Guan Eng thought GPS was backing Anwar, says report
Lim Guan Eng (centre) says he was campaigning in Sabah when Anwar Ibrahim called him about his plan. (Facebook pic)
PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says he was under the impression that PKR president Anwar Ibrahim had managed to convince Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to join forces with Pakatan Harapan.
According to a Malaysiakini report, Lim, who was campaigning in Sabah, said Anwar informed him of his plans moments before making his announcement at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur that he had the numbers to form a new government.
At his press conference yesterday, Anwar also said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had consented to grant him an audience, although this had to be postponed after the king was admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) on Monday.
“He gave the impression that he had GPS supporting him to have a comfortable majority. With GPS, it should be at least 120 MPs,” Lim was quoted as saying.
Following Anwar’s announcement, GPS released a media statement denying any involvement in Anwar’s plan and reiterated its undivided support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s administration.
Later, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed that many MPs from the party were supporting Anwar, despite other Umno leaders, including Zahid’s deputy Mohamad Hasan, dismissing Anwar’s announcement as a “gimmick”.
Lim told Malaysiakini that another party other than GPS joining forces with PH was “unexpected”.
“I just want to say this, we expected it to be GPS. When (people) talked about other parties, it was something unexpected,” he said, adding he could not discuss the matter with Anwar in detail as the line was bad and not secured.
The report also quoted DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang as saying Anwar had previously assured him that no deals would be made with controversial figures in Umno.
“Anwar assured me that he was not contacting former Umno leaders like Najib (Najib Razak) and Zahid nor the PAS leadership in the attempt to regain the people’s mandate which was illegitimately robbed in the ‘Sheraton Move’ conspiracy in February 2020 which toppled the 22-month Pakatan Harapan government,” he said.
Kit Siang also said he had not been in contact with Anwar since arriving in Sabah for campaigning on Sept 14 and that Anwar’s announcement was “as much a surprise to me as to anyone else”.
While it's possible the Lim's might not be aware of the who's in Anwar's new alliance-support, I personally doubt it.
Are we going to accept the cunning astute KHAT's assertion that he had been blindsided by his longtime ally? And is Chye-Chye so dumbo as to now claim he was under the impression that Anwar has secured GPS' support when GPS has long-repetitively spurned such an alliance?
Guan Eng had himself said (words to the effect): "I will support Anwar as PM if he has the numbers."
Apart from the rather unfriendly mercenary condition of "if he (Anwar) has the numbers", hasn't that pledge of DAP support, sadly conditional as it has been, indicated the sec-gen of the DAP Party was aware of some UMNO MPs' support for DSAI?
All the above protestations by the Lim's have been nothing more than excuses to mitigate against their willingness to work even with UMNO if the new coalition by Anwar can get them the ruling powers again.
By now, we know how hard up the Lim's & 'inner cohorts' (if not the entire DAP herself) have been for ruling power, seeing how they bodek Mahathir even after he had treacherously stabbed them in the back by abruptly resigning as PM without any prior consultation with Pakatan Harapan allies (wakakaka) and bringing the previous PH government to an embarrassing collapse. Yeah, Guan Eng lost his FM job because of the eff-ing wicked old man.
As one of my visitors has been prone to say, and which would be most appropriate for the above scenario: "MF-er", wakakaka.
The Lims believe that their old but wicked and treacherous boss appears to be the only one able to make that possible, that is, to regain ruling power, so they obsequiously adhere to every of the old man's words and dictates, even unto blaming others for the old man's wicked treachery.
When the old man says Shafie is the Chosen One, they devotedly abide by that dictate, even unto showing faithless disloyalty to an already agreed-to putative leader-PM-designate, namely Anwar.
See my previous post
Power crazy DAP backstabs Anwar?
Now, needless to say, they are clasping their hands together and rubbing them in eager anticipation of returning to an Anwar cabinet, and giving mucho bloody excuses as to their ignorance that some UMNO blokes may be involved, as if there wasn't any UMNO blokes-frogs involved before during the old man's rule as PH-PM?
Didn't that wicked treacherous eff-er embrace UMNO frogs into PH after GE14? And what did the Lim's say? MF-er, nary a single squeak. And then, when he held the Malay Dignity Congress? What did Lim Father or Son say? Diam-Diam macam lapdogs.
And wasn't the old man himself and son also UMNO frogs who lompat to PH due to their old party marginalising them?
What eff-ing hypocrisy.