BARISAN Nasional supporters are yet to fully absorb the astonishing Tanjung Piai victory.

But they have been bumped down to earth with the news that some Umno MPs had met Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s political broker Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, over an imminent party hopping deal.

Sembrong MP Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is being embroiled in this “unholy deal” that left many BN supporters fuming.

Hishammuddin is being accused of leading at least 22 BN MPs to meet the Economy Minister Azmin in the latter’s home on last night, Monday, November 18, 2019.

Betrayal

Umno strongman Datuk Lokman Noor Adam did not mince when he vented his frustration and anger against Hishammuddin’s alleged unethical political act.

In his video statement today, Lokman branded the 58-year-old Sembrong MP as a traitor.

He slammed Hishammuddin for betraying the trust of Malaysians just two days after Tanjung Piai constituents had overwhelmingly voted for BN candidate from MCA, Datuk Seri Wei Jeck Seng, in Saturday’s by-election on November 16, 2019.

He has reported Hishammuddin to the party disciplinary committee, seeking a strong and stern action against the former federal minister for leading the group of Umno MPs to meet Azmin and broker a deal for an imminent horse trading.

Lokman pointed out that Umno supreme council had already decided before that the party would not cooperate with any party from current Pakatan Harapan (PH) ruling regime.

Hishammuddin however, has refuted all Lokman’s claims, adding that he was prepared to face Umno disciplinary committee to explain himself.

Mahathir’s Plot

Speculations rife in recent months that Hishammuddin had been quietly working in cahoot with Prime Minister Mahathir to engineer a mass exodus of Umno leaders and MPs to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

It was to actualise Mahathir’s plot to break away from current PH regime, which also includes PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (PAN), and form a new federal ruling coalition government.

Mahathir’s aspired new government will exclude the DAP, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s faction of PKR and PAN.

A source claimed that Mahathir hoped to secure 41 BN MPs, 18 PAS MPs and 19 MPs Gabungan Parti-Parti Sarawak (GPS).

With his own party’s 25 MPs and 10 or more MPs expected from Azmin’s faction of PKR, Mahathir could form a new ruling regime with a simple majority of at least 113 MPs and continue to rule as Malaysian 7th Prime Minister (PM7).

By forming a new coalition government, the 94-year-old nonagenarian plots to crush Anwar’s prolonged ambition to become PM8.

In the process, Mahathir hopes to control of Umno’s wealth under his PPBM.

Mahathir’s plot, if succeeds, will toll the death knell on Umno.

It will cripple Umno financially and leave the 63-year-old grand old party to die alone a pauper.

Former Umno vice-president Hishammuddin is alleged to be the central figure in brokering this deal for Mahathir.

Hence, the outburst amongst BN and Umno supporters.

Horse Trading

It’s not an overstatement to suggest that the Sembrong MP believed that he could line up himself as the ideal successor to Mahathir to become PM8 since Azmin was now a dead duck following the exposure of his alleged gay sex exploits via a porn video early this year.

But the ambitious Hishammuddin may have not realised that currently many Malaysians want to see the dissolution of the Parliament to pave way for a snap 15th General Election (GE15).

The undercurrent sentiments now are to end the PH regime rule, or rather a perceived misrule, sooner than later.

They want to have a coalition of BN, PAS and native parties from Sabah and Sarawak as their next federal government.

Optimists are claiming that a BN-helmed alliance could sweep to power if GE15 was held anytime now while pessimists, including certain segments of Umno, pro-Anwar, DAP and PAN supporters, are mocking such forecast for obvious political reasons.

Horse trading in politics is inevitable so long the country was being ruled by a coalition of adversarial parties with conflicting interests.

Currently PH is being blighted with such parties and it’s causing more harm than good to the country and people.

Instead of plotting to form a new regime, Mahathir should either retire for good or dissolve the Parliament to save the nation. – 19 November 2019.

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