Fragile

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s game to remain as the Premier regardless how lame it would be and has to be propped by Opposition leaders, is very intriguing.

Malaysiakini story:

Dr M akui jumpa pembangkang, berahsia soal Azmin

Geraldine Tong
 (Dikemaskini )

Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengaku berjumpa dengan pemimpin pembangkang, yang dispekulasi mempunyai kaitan dengan perbincangan berhubung jawatan perdana menteri.

Bagaimanapun, Dr Mahathir menegaskan bahawa beliau sering mengadakan perjumpaan dengan pelbagai individu termasuk wakil dari NGO.

“Perjumpaan itu berlangsung tapi saya jumpa semua orang, bukan hanya pembangkang, tapi juga NGO.

“Seperti yang anda tahu, Presiden PAS Abdul Hadi Awang sentiasa kata dia sokong saya. Tak ada perkara baru,” katanya ketika ditanya pemberita mengenai laporan berhubung perjumpaan itu di sidang media di Putrajaya pagi ini.

Mengulas sama ada perjumpaan itu turut melibatkan pemimpin Umno dan Gabungan Parti Sarawak, Dr Mahathir berkata: “Mereka datang jumpa saya, jadi saya jumpa mereka. Saya dengar apa yang mereka nak kata. Ramai antara mereka yang menyatakan sokongan kepada saya. Terima kasih banyak.”

Bagaimanapun, ketika ditanya sama ada Menteri Hal Ehwal Ekonomi Mohamed Azmin Ali hadir dalam mesyuarat itu, Dr Mahathir secara sarkastik sekadar berkata: “Perjumpaan ini rahsia, saya tak boleh beritahu”.

Laporan The Star yang memetik sumber menyatakan pemimpin pembangkang berjumpa Dr Mahathir pada Selasa lalu untuk menyatakan sokongan agar perdana menteri itu berkhidmat sehingga habis penggal.

Menurut laporan itu, antara yang hadir ialah bekas naib presiden Umno, Hishammuddin Hussein, Naib Presiden PAS Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, Setiausaha Agung PAS Takiyuddin Hassan dan Ketua Whip GPS Fadillah Yusof.

Laporan itu juga mendakwa Dr Mahathir turut meminta seorang menteri kanan PH menghadiri perjumpaan itu namun nama menteri yang dimaksudkan tidak didedahkan.

Sebelum ini, Azmin berkata Dr Mahathir perlu diberi peluang memimpin hingga ke akhir penggal bagi menjamin kestabilan, kesinambungan dan ketuntasan dasar-dasar kerajaan.

Beliau berkata demikian bagi mengalu-alukan kenyataan Presiden PAS Abdul Hadi Awang yang menegaskan pendirian parti itu dan sekutunya Umno kepada Mahathir.

Dr Mahathir berulang kali menegaskan akan menepati janji untuk menyerahkan jawatan kepada Presiden PKR Anwar Ibrahim.

Bagaimanapun, peralihan kuasa itu terus dipersoalkan dengan beberapa pihak tampil menyatakan sokongan agar Dr Mahathir kekal sehingga habis penggal, sementara pihak lain mempersoalkan tempoh peralihan kuasa.

Terbaru, tiga Adun Selangor semalam menyatakan sokongan dengan cadangan Azmin agar Dr Mahathir kekal sehingga habis penggal.

Perkembangan itu hadir ketika PKR dilihat berdepan dengan konflik dalaman antara Azmin dan Anwar susulan klip video seks yang dikaitkan dengan timbalan presiden PKR itu.

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We have heard stories and saw photos over the past year Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir conferred and consulted with Opposition leaders.

It is abundantly clear that his position is fragile and the ‘understanding’ Gerontocracy Prime Minister has obtained either with Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim and/or amongst the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council isn’t solid and a bankable proposition.

It serves to ascertain the notion that we have raised before several times, that the political instability arising from the uncertainty in the succession plan, timing and consideration, begets the inability for consistency in policies and decisions made.

Even if there were decisions made, the expectation of gross inability to followthrough and implementation is high on top of the long list of defects.

Needless to remind is grave failure in the delivery of the ‘Pakatan Harapan Manifesto’.

One example is the four concessions of tolled motorways under the Gamuda Group.

The humiliating process of this matter, is an evidence how the Gerontocracy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng don’t get along if not loggerhead in policies and implementation.

The Malay Mail Online story:

PM denies Guan Eng launched highway buyouts without Cabinet nod

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 1 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad refuted today a foreign news report claiming Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng initiated the proposed takeover of four highway concessions without informing the Cabinet.

The prime minister also denied that the proposal to buy out the concessions for an estimated RM6.2 billion was on hold pending a full review.  

“No such thing. The Cabinet was told about this plan by the Ministry of Finance and we have not said no.

“The date of the implementation is going to be decided by the Cabinet,” said Dr Mahathir said during a press conference here.

Yesterday, Singaporean news outlet The Straits Times published a report citing anonymous sources that claimed the proposed buyout was suspended due to concerns from within the government including ministers.

Dr Mahathir said Lim was convinced the proposed buyouts were viable but was constrained by the lack of public funds to purchase the concessions outright.

The prime minister then pointed out the proposal included a “congestion charge” that would make the entire exercise self-funding.

Lim’s ministry announced in June that a designated special purpose vehicle would raise the RM6.2 billion to finance the acquisition of the four concessionaires that would ostensibly cost taxpayers nothing.

The concessionaires involved are Kesas Sdn Bhd (Kesas), Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat Sdn Bhd (Sprint), Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak) and Syarikat Mengurus Air Banjir dan Terowong Sdn Bhd (Smart).

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The adversarial position between Gerontocracy Prime Minister isn’t new. The ECRL was another glaring example.

So many gullible throw their lazy-minded trust behind Gerontocracy Prime Minister with lame excuse of “Don’t worry. He’d know what to do and how to manage”.

The fact is that he isn’t the leader he used to be. Gerontocracy Prime Minister is very much older, physically and functionally isn’t how he was, he is now more overwhelmed with emotions and such.

The ‘triangulation cross fire’ for turf and control between MOF Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Economic Affairs Azmin Ali and Chairman of ‘Majlis Orang-Orang Tua’, is believed to be heightened more than the eyes could see and not just mere storm in the tea cup.

Each of them are trying to serve their own agenda and it’s their own interpretation of the ‘Reforms’, warranted with the failed if not fake political cries of Malaysia Baharu.

Like majority within Cabinet, it is likely they could agree on anything with sincerity but serving each faction’s own narrow and shallow minded political interests.

That is not at all surprising as they came together and formed a coalition, for the wrong reasons and amongst them hesitantly agreed that Dr Mahathir should be face and front for them to get their political agenda through, especially amongst the gullible majority.

On 9 May 2018 their gambit followed through, for the ‘Peril of Democracy’ and Pakatan Harapan leaders are neither ready nor have the apt to carry on the torch as stewards of Government of Malaysia.

Most of all, Gerontocracy Prime Minister in the seat of out the ‘Unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows’.

In the Malaysian history, Gerontocracy Prime Minister is the weakest Prime Minister.

His Bill to amend the Federal Constitution failed miserably with humiliation. Recently, the Bill to allow voting age be reduced failed and had to be reintroduced after being tweaked by taking Oppositions’ proposal.

He is running out of time and resources, which include able lieutenants to get the job properly done.

Even his advisers aren’t what they used to be.

An example is Chairman of ‘Majlis Orang-Orang Tua’ Daim Zainuddin isn’t half the stamina and physical fitness what he used to be thirty five years ago.

A true Machiavellian who has in the past managed quite well by the principle and practice of ‘Divide and Rule’, it is believed that he won’t get far this round.

Fragile is a precursor before Fracture. Forces on a fragile entity would eventually fracture it.

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