The agenda to oust the successful ruling Government of sixty one years is paramount for Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for his personal agenda to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak instead of propelling nationhood constructively.
The Star story:
Friday, 9 September 2016 | MYT 12:17 PM
Dr Mahathir: To topple BN, Opposition parties need to unite
BY JOSEPH KAOS JR
PUTRAJAYA: All Opposition parties need to unite under one pact if it wants to topple the Barisan Nasional government, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
This includes PAS as well, the party that broke ties with ex-coalition partners DAP and PKR, said the chairman of the newly-established Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).
“All Opposition parties need to unite if they harbour hopes of changing the government.
“This is to avoid three-cornered fights in the next election. If they do not do this, then they will lose, like they always have for the past 59 years.
“In a three-cornered fight, the most likely winner is Barisan, so it must be avoided.
“What I say applies to all Opposition parties, and this includes PAS,” the former premier told reporters after the formal registration of PPBM at the Registrar of Societies here Friday.
The protem committee members, led by Dr Mahathir and president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, arrived at the RoS at 9.15am for a meeting.
Other protem committee members present was former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.
Muhyiddin said the public can apply to be party members from Sept 14.
The Fifth UMNO President and Third Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman calls for all Opposition parties to unite to topple BN instead of setting out an agenda, for the nation to be more developed, prosperous and economically stronger and more productive.
This is very irresponsible for a Leader who contributed to the hastened the development of the nation.
Even if the Opposition could be united and BN could be defeated in a general election, the opposition pack does not necessarily brought upon greater good for Malaysia.
The current three states under the Opposition is nor reflective on how the Opposition being united could brought forth betterment.
The economic standing and growth of Selangor and Pulau Pinang cannot be compared and measured against Kelantan. There is also no evidence how Opposition managed to introduce and invoke strategic economic development programs even in the largest and strongest economies within the Federation despite being in power since eight years ago.
PAS.PKR and DAP are only interested to holding into power independently.
No evidence what so ever they have a shred interest in anyway what so ever to do strategic economic development programs and open opportunities to cross-subsidise for the more stronger economic like Selangor provide resources for grossly under developed Kelantan, even though after eight years as Pakatan Rakyat and Pakatan Harapan.
Politically, Tun Dr. Mahathir already hoodwinked Malaysia on his agenda to topple Prime Minister Najib. A year ago, he was crying about “Saving UMNO and saving BN” as the justificatication to oust Najib.
After several miserably failed political stunts which include participating in BERSH 4.0, getting UMNO Divisions and General Assembly to boldly ‘revolt’, vote of no confidence in Parliament which never came, ripple less after quitting UMNO in February, he continued to hoodwink Malaysians.
He teamed up with individual Opposition Leaders such as Lim Kit Siang, Mat Sabu, Azmin Ali, Mahfuz Omar, Teresa Kok, Anthony Loke,Ambiga, Hishamuddin Rais to launch the ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ and collect signatures as petition. According to him then, the signatures were to be presented to SPB YDP Agong, in the process of ousting Prime Minister Najib.
The fact that as a Prime Minister of almost twenty three years, he every well knew that even SPB YDP Agong nor the Rulers Council had the constitutional powers to remove a legally elected and sworn in Prime Minister.
Another interesting fact, in the past six months Tun Dr. Mahathir had never obtained the opportunity to present himself to SPB YDP Agong, to discuss about the petition which he also claimed “Obtained 1.27 million signatures”.
His latest stunt is to instigate sacked Deputy UMNO President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin to form a new party and this only serve as a democratically legal means to his personal political anarchy agenda.
The new party president pronounces that they expect many Malays and Bumiputera to join them, based on the feedback they have gathered. The Head of Membership Committee is Akramsyah Sanusi, who cannot even get onboard UMNO Youth Exco twice and any positions at Division level.
Nothing good would derived out of this latest hair brain ache,e of Tun Dr. Mahathir. Pribumi Bersatu would not g0 far, the Opposition Pack (Pakistan Harapan) would have no confidence in them, amongst themselves slack and slip further.
And that is not without making pronouncements and proclamation which eclectically colour the political sky and delussionise and confuses the middle Malaysia to bits.
Its an obsessed strategic minded machiavellian at work and all of us are herds and game for his political hunt.
History has clearly demonstrated no one is bigger than UMNO, even founding father Dato’ Onn Jaafar. He failed miserably with Independent Malayan Party and Parti Negara.
Tengku Razaleigh didn’t get anywhere with Semangat 46, after eight years. And Anwar Ibrahim is still back in square one after 18 years of ‘Reformasi’.
In Tun Dr Mahathir, in the final analysis is about his own megalomaniac ego and serving a personal obsessed political agenda.