Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah for Prime Minister

Dr M must move fast, or it’s Ku Li for PM

 | April 29, 2015
Muhyiddin will lose out if Parliament seizes the initiative to oust Najib,
says Shahbudin Husin.
Kuli, Muhyiddin
PETALING JAYA: Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will be anointed Prime
Minister if Parliament seizes the initiative from Dr Mahathir Mohamad in bringing
about the ouster of Najib Abdul Razak, according to political analyst Shahbudin Husin.
Otherwise, he says, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be the man.
Reviewing the debate currently raging on the issue, Shahbudin says Mahathir’s
choice of Muhyiddin will be supported by “the lower levels of Umno” while
Razaleigh will have the backing of Pakatan Rakyat and perhaps some MPs from
Umno as well as Barisan Nasional representatives from Sabah and Sarawak.
He says Muhyiddin’s chances will depend on how fast Mahathir moves, although
he notes that the former prime minister appears to have stepped up his campaign
against Najib, with more frequent mentions of Muhyiddin as the appropriate person
to take over the Prime Minister’s job.
Shahbudin says Pakatan Rakyat appears to agree with Mahathir that Najib must
be replaced, but notes that none of the coalition’s figures have indicated a
willingness to accept Muhyiddin as the replacement.
Instead, he points out, DAP leader Lim Kit Siang, Raub MP Ariff Sabri and
Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli have openly endorsed Razaleigh.
With Najib showing a determination to stay on, Shahbudin says, Mahathir
and his supporters in Umno must move with even more speed than they are
doing now if they want Muhyiddin to take the Prime Minister’s post.
“The lower levels of Umno may be with Mahathir in the issue, but Najib has
a tight hold on the upper levels, particularly the level of divisional heads,”
he says.
“But if Mahathir shows more aggression in gathering the support of some
members of the top leadership, including Muhyiddin, even the divisional heads
will switch camps.”
If Mahathir’s campaign drags on for too long, he says, “the change of prime
ministers may have to be done through a vote of no-confidence in Parliament”.
“If this happens, it is certain that Tengku Razaleigh, and not Muhyiddin, will
be the choice.”
The end result, Shahbudin predicts, will be a coalition government that
transcends racial divisions and political ideologies and places national
interest above everything else.
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah for Prime Minister.  TRH for PM, TRH for PM, TRH for PM.......

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