The realm of possibilities
Mahathir appeared concerned that there is a real danger Najib would be brought down. Nevertheless, Mahathir is disappointed that Najib seems to not understand on which side his bread is buttered, openly expresses his undying support for Abdullah. This is the man who is trying to cut his (Najib) career short, yet he swoons at his executioner’s feet.
“What does Anwar want?” Mahathir asked Raja Petra at one meeting some time back.
“To become Prime Minister,” he replied.
“And how is he going to do that?”
“By becoming the President of Umno,” he replied.
“Will Umno accept him?”
This was not so much a question as it was a statement of sorts. “If Anwar’s sacking in September 1998 can be classified illegal and unconstitutional, then Umno has no choice but to accept him back,” he explained. “It is not so much that Anwar is returning to Umno but rather he never left. If one is a victim of wrongful dismissal, then the party has to reinstate him to his last position with no loss of rank, seniority, benefits, etc.”
“But Najib is now the number two.”
“Right, so they must first remove Najib and create a vacancy before they can deliberate whether you, as the Umno President then, sacked Anwar according to the proper procedure and in compliance to the party constitution. The fact that his sacking was based on his alleged sexual misconduct, which the Federal Court has acquitted him for based on grounds that the prosecution failed to prove Anwar’s guilt, means he was wrongfully dismissed. And he was sacked from Umno even before he was arrested, charged, tried and pronounced guilty, based purely on your testimony that he is guilty. And now the court, in a way, says you were wrong.”
Anwar, the PKR advisor, has repeatedly drawn Najib’s name into the gruesome murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu. The Mongolian national aged 28 was murdered and her body was blown to bits with a powerful plastic explosive at a secondary forest near the Subang Dam at Puncak Alam, Shah Alam last October. Two officers from a police elite unit have been charged with murder while a think-tanker closely linked to Najib has been charged with abetting them.
What made Mahathir sit up was when he noticed that the man leading the ‘Get Najib’ charge is no other than his nemesis, Anwar Ibrahim. And Mahathir strongly believes that Anwar is working with another man he detests, Khairy Jamaluddin, the Prime Minister’s son-in-law. One of the two is intolerable enough for Mahathir. Both at the same time is utterly detestable. And Mahathir would certainly not want to see the Gerakan Anti-Najib movement succeed in its plan to oust Najib, especially if Anwar and Khairy are behind it.
In a battle to the death there is only one winner, not two. Only one walks away to lick his wounds. The other must die in the arena. He never walks away. He is carried away then thrown into a hole in the ground. But a battle to the death is a game for tough and seasoned gladiators. This is not a game for pussies. And which are you Najib, gladiator or pussy? Pussies (of the feline kind of course) purr. Tigers roar. All we can hear is you purring at Abdullah’s feet. And that sickens Mahathir to his stomach. He wants to hear you roar. And until you do you can count on Mahathir allowing the wolves to encircle you. But wolves encircle only to size up their prey and to strategise how to move in for the kill. And move in they will. Will they move in this July and will you be just one more in a string of Deputy Prime Ministers who never makes Prime Minister, wrote Raja Petra Kamarudin in his web portal Malaysia Today