Mahathir wants Pakatan Harapan to be legally-registered before his Pribumi will officially join the opposition coalition. Kit Siang, on the other hand, does not want Pakatan Harapan to be legally-registered because then they will need to name the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and all the other office bearers. And that would mean the world will know who is really the power behind the Pakatan throne and that it is a Chinese- or DAP-dominated Pakatan.
DAP’S parliamentary whip, Anthony Loke, is helping Lim Kit Siang play Tai Chi (English idiom meaning play to the gallery or play to the crowd: in Malay, main wayang or main drama) in an effort to do damage control by announcing that Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail “will soon be Malaysia’s first female prime minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general elections.”
Anthony Loke confirms DAP decides who becomes Prime Minister
Kit Siang wants Malays to believe that the Malays and not the Chinese are behind Pakatan Ali Baba
Kit Siang knows that the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan, a.k.a. Pakatan Ali Baba, is facing a serious crisis with the leak of the 3rd December 2016 deal that Kit Siang made with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Basically Mukhriz is supposed to be the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins more than 111 seats in Parliament while Kit Siang will be the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.
Considering how lembab Mukhriz is (who is mama’s boy a.k.a. Boboi) and considering that a Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Finance Minister would be more powerful than the Prime Minister, Kit Siang would effectively end up running the country. And this was why Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said that the next general election is going to be a contest between the Umno-led Barisan Nasional and the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan or, in other words, a Malay-led coalition versus a Chinese-led coalition.
Mahathir’s secret deal is that Kit Siang would become the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister
What made the whole thing dicey was when Mahathir confirmed that DAP wants the post of Deputy Prime Minister (meaning Kit Siang, of course) and then did a U-turn when he realised his blunder and said it was MCA and not DAP that wanted the post of Deputy Prime Minister. But by then the damage had already been done and the U-turn actually made it worse. Mahathir should have just remained silent instead of attempting to back-paddle.
What many do not know, and which has thus far not been revealed, is that Kit Siang and Mahathir are at odds concerning the registration of Pakatan Harapan. Mahathir wants Pakatan Harapan to be legally-registered while Kit Siang does not. And unless Pakatan Harapan is legally-registered then Mahathir does not want his PPBM or Pribumi to officially join Pakatan Harapan. So now the opposition coalition is called ‘Pribumi and Pakatan Harapan’ rather than the Pakatan Harapan coalition of Pribumi, PKR, DAP and PAN.
Pakatan Harapan is a coalition of just three parties, not four, and Pribumi has an ‘electoral pact’ with Pakatan Harapan rather than being part of the Pakatan Harapan opposition coalition. And unless Pakatan Harapan is legally-registered, instead of remaining a loose or informal coalition, Mahathir does not want to bring his Pribumi into the coalition. In short, Mahathir wants a proper marriage and not just sleeping together out of wedlock like now.
Pribumi will not join Pakatan Harapan unless it is legally-registered
And that would pose a problem for Pakatan Harapan in general and DAP in particular. To legally-register Pakatan Harapan, the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Information Chief, Council Members, and so on, will need to be named — just like in the case of Barisan Nasional. If not the registration cannot be approved.
And that will be when the shit will hit the fan.
It will be understood that the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Pakatan Harapan are going to be the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election. They cannot appoint someone else as the Chairman and Deputy Chairman who are not going to be the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
In short, they need to reveal Pakatan Harapan’s candidates for Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister now, on submitting the application to register the coalition. And that is going to screw things up big-time.
At the moment Pakatan Harapan, or rather DAP, can play hide-and-seek regarding who the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are going to be if the opposition wins the next general election. They can tell the Malays one thing and tell the Chinese something else. Once you register Pakatan Harapan and name your office bearers, the cat would be out of the bag.
Kit Siang will decide who becomes the Prime Minister if Pakatan wins the general election
Kit Siang is unofficially the Chairman of Pakatan Harapan. And as the de facto Chairman he calls the shots. Even Mahathir had to seek Kit Siang’s endorsement for Mukhriz to be the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election. And Kit Siang’s endorsement came with a price: that Mahathir agrees to Kit Siang becoming the Deputy Prime Minister cum Finance Minister.
But Kit Siang would rather his power-behind-the-throne not be seen, or heard. Real power-behind-the-throne must be invisible and inaudible. Once you are seen and heard that is no longer real power behind the throne. And Kit Siang knows this.
Furthermore, Pakatan Harapan cannot win the next general election just based on Chinese votes. Even if 100% of the Chinese vote for DAP at best they can win around 50-55 seats. And they need 112-125 seats to march into Putrajaya (and 125 is better than just 112 seats just in case someone jumps ship).
So that means they need Malay votes and votes from East Malaysians. But if DAP was seen as really in charge of Pakatan Harapan then they would not be able to get the Malay votes or the votes from East Malaysians. And that was why Anthony Loke came out with his spin today: that Wan Azizah is going to be the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election.
We all know that whatever comes out from Anthony Loke’s mouth originates from Kit Siang. That means Kit Siang is telling Malaysia that Wan Azizah is going to be the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election. And we all know that is not going to happen. And it has nothing to do with her being a woman or being Singapore-born or because of her Japanese fan. It is just that she is such a scatter-brain the number two or Deputy Prime Minister would end up running the country if she were the Prime Minister.
And guess who that number two or Deputy Prime Minister is going to be? No prize for the right guess!
Kit Siang agrees to Mukhriz as Prime Minister but wants us to believe it will be Wan Azizah instead
If Pakatan Harapan is going to be registered they will need to name the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the coalition (plus all those other office bearers as well). And if it is ‘DAP-heavy’ that is going to be a major problem. So they need to make it ‘Malay-heavy’ with Malays as both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman.
And this will turn off the Chinese voters who will see Pakatan Harapan as just another Malay-dominated coalition like Barisan Nasional. And if Pakatan Harapan is going to be Malay-dominated and not Chinese-dominated then why bother voting for Pakatan Harapan? Might as well vote for Barisan Nasional. After all Barisan Nasional has given more than RM500 million to the Chinese schools, just last year alone — and this year they can ask for more since the general election is around the corner. What has Pakatan Harapan done for the Chinese schools other than just talk?
That would mean DAP will need to tell the Chinese voters that the Malay-heavy structure and the Malay Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Pakatan Harapan are just for show. Pakatan Harapan is actually Pakatan Ali Baba with a Malay face but with the Chinese as the real power behind the coalition. This Ali Baba arrangement is to fool the Malays into thinking that the Malays and not the Chinese control Pakatan Harapan.
DAP will tell the Chinese they are just using the Malays to fight the Malays so that the Chinese can be the real power behind Pakatan Harapan
Some may buy this story. Most, however, will know that a Pakatan Ali Baba will not last because once the opposition wins the general election there will be a mad scramble for power — like what happened in Perak in 2008 and in Selangor in 2013. Perak fell soon after that while Selangor is holding on merely because Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali refuses to sack PAS from the Selangor State Government like DAP wants him to. If not Selangor would also be dead by now.
Yes, extramarital activities are always a problem. Kit Siang wants DAP to remain married to PKR and PAN, while at the same time continue his affair or sleep with Pribumi outside of marriage. Kit Siang also wants Azmin to divorce PAS but Azmin insists on sleeping with PAS outside of marriage to prevent Selangor from falling. Mahathir does not want to sleep with Pakatan Harapan unless they first get married. Kit Siang, on the other hand, does not want to register the Pakatan Harapan marriage and would prefer just sex outside marriage so that he can keep changing partners.
What a bloody immoral relationship these Pakatan Harapan people have.
WRITER: Raja Petra Kamarudin