ACTUALLY, UMNO CAN AFFORD TO LOSE SABAH – THEY ALREADY HAVE THE PENINSULA – BUT FOR MUHYIDDIN, IT MEANS LIFE OR DEATH: DUA KALI MB PILIHAN MUHYIDDIN GAGAL DI JOHOR, SEKARANG ADA HATI LAGI NAK PILIH DI SABAH?

It is no secret that the two former Menteri Besar of Johor during the era of PH rule came from the thoughts and suggestions of Muhyiddin Yassin which in the end both of them ended in failure.

Osman Sapian and Dr Sahruddin Jamal are Muhyiddin’s chosen people as he is a senior politician in the state, apart from his position as Bersatu President.

Like it or not, Muhyiddin must admit that his choice was a failure when both of his trustees were seen as weak and failed in performing their duties and responsibilities well in Johor.

Not only were they both unable to administer well, but they were also unpopular due to some issues arising that failed to be resolved properly.

In fact, the relationship between the state government and Istana Johor was also quite strained during the era of the two Menteri Besar of Muhyiddin’s choice.

At the Sabah PRN this time, Muhyiddin has openly stated his intention regarding the candidate for Chief Minister of his choice and more interestingly the decision was made without discussing with his BN ally.

The name he chose was the Sulaman DUN seat candidate, Datuk Hajiji Noor who is also the Sabah Bersatu Chairman and his choice is believed to have been made in return for his services in expanding the party to the state.

Although considered a new party and has never been tested in Sabah, Muhyiddin is seen giving full trust to Hajiji, even though the candidate of his choice is a “frog” who contested on UMNO tickets during the last GE14 and then jumped to join Bersatu.

Hajiji is seen as inexperienced and has no influence to attract the support of voters, weak in his communication and too expect help from Bersatu leaders from the Peninsula in this Sabah PRN campaign.

During the campaign period, all ministers from Bersatu seemed to be mobilized to help Muhyiddin and Bersatu candidates where all kinds of programs or projects were seen to be devoted to getting votes.

So, here and there, the Bersatu ministers came down to help Muhyiddin to win the Hajiji and recapture Sabah from the Warisan government.

Indeed, Muhyiddin needs this victory and it is important for his political survival as Prime Minister, although the risk he took by naming Hajiji is an action that will “kill friendship” between his party, Bersatu and UMNO led by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

If even in Johor Muhyiddin failed in the election of his candidate, will this same failure be repeated in Sabah?

Whether Hajiji will give him victory or defeat will definitely have a big political impact on him.

Muhyiddin’s fate as Prime Minister will actually be determined on September 26, the date is a battle of life and death for his political career.

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DUA KALI MB PILIHAN MUHYIDDIN GAGAL DI JOHOR, SEKARANG ADA HATI LAGI NAK PILIH DI SABAH?

Bukan rahsia lagi dua bekas Menteri Besar Johor ketika era pemerintahan PH adalah datang daripada buah fikiran serta cadangan Muhyiddin Yassin yang akhirnya kedua-dua mereka berakhir dengan kegagalan.

Osman Sapian dan Dr Sahruddin Jamal ini adalah orang pilihan Muhyiddin memandangkan beliau merupakan ahli politik senior di negeri tersebut, selain kedudukannya sebagai Presiden Bersatu.

Mahu atau tidak, Muhyiddin perlu mengakui pilihannya itu adalah suatu kegagalan apabila kedua-dua orang kepercayaannya itu dilihat lemah dan gagal dalam melaksanakan tugas serta tanggungjawab dengan baik di Johor.

Mereka berdua bukan sahaja tidak dapat mentadbir dengan baik, malahan kurang disenangi kerana beberapa isu berbangkit yang gagal diselesaikan dengan baik.

Malah, hubungan kerajaan negeri dengan Istana Johor juga agak renggang ketika era kedua-dua Menteri Besar pilihan Muhyiddin itu.

Pada PRN Sabah kali ini pula, Muhyiddin secara terbuka sudah menyatakan hasratnya berhubung calon Ketua Menteri pilihannya dan lebih menarik lagi keputusan tersebut dibuat tanpa berbincang bersama rakan sekutunya BN.

Nama yang dipilihnya adalah calon kerusi DUN Sulaman, Datuk Hajiji Noor yang juga merupakan Pengerusi Bersatu Negeri Sabah dan pilihannya itu dipercayai dibuat sebagai membalas jasanya mengembangkan parti itu ke negeri tersebut.

Walaupun dianggap parti baharu dan masih belum pernah diuji di Sabah, Muhyiddin dilihat memberikan kepercayaan penuh kepada Hajiji, walhal calon pilihannya itu adalah “katak” yang bertanding atas tiket UMNO semasa PRU14 lalu dan kemudian melompat menyertai Bersatu.

Hajiji sememangnya dilihat kurang berpengalaman dan tidak mempunyai pengaruh untuk menarik sokongan pengundi, lemah dalam komunikasinya serta terlalu mengharapkan bantuan daripada pemimpin Bersatu dari Semenanjung dalam kempen PRN Sabah ini.

Sepanjang tempoh berkempen, semua menteri daripada Bersatu seolah-olah dikerah untuk membantu Muhyiddin dan calon-calon Bersatu di mana segala macam bentuk program atau projek ternampak dikhususkan untuk mendapatkan undi.

Maka, ke sana ke sini lah menteri-menteri Bersatu turun membantu Muhyiddin bagi memenangkan Hajiji dan merampas semula Sabah daripada kerajaan Warisan.

Sememangnya Muhyiddin memerlukan kemenangan ini dan ia penting bagi survival politiknya sebagai Perdana Menteri, walhal risiko yang diambilnya dengan menamakan Hajiji adalah satu tindakan yang akan “membunuh persahabatan” antara partinya, Bersatu dengan UMNO yang dipimpin oleh Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Sekiranya di Johor pun Muhyiddin gagal dalam pemilihan calonnya, adakah kali ini kegagalan yang sama bakal berulang di Sabah?

Sama ada Hajiji akan memberikannya kemenangan atau kekalahan pasti akan memberi kesan politik yang besar buat dirinya.

Nasib Muhyiddin sebagai Perdana Menteri sebenarnya akan ditentukan pada 26 September ini, tarikh itu merupakan pertarungan hidup dan mati buat karier politiknya.

-shahbudindotcom

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