Power game: Who will be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister?

DEWAN Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun has instructed all lawmakers to sign statutory declarations to indicate their support for a new Prime Minister (PM) and to convey their choice of candidate to Istana Negara by 4pm tomorrow (Wednesday) in the quest to assist the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to appoint an MP to be the next PM.

Since back door PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin resigned yesterday (Aug 16), many people in my KYY chat group wanted to know who is the best person to be the next PM.

Our country biggest debacle is corruption. How can you find one politician who is not corrupt or less known to be corrupted?

If any political leader has the support of 111 MPs, he would have met the King to be appointed the PM. Obviously, nobody has that magic number of 111 MPs support.

Magic number

Pakatan Harapan (PH) emerged victorious during the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, 2018 with 113 seats of which PKR won 48 seats, DAP (42 seats), BERSATU (12 seats) and AMANAH (11 seats).

Most Malaysians were very happy with the GE14 outcome given PH managed to kick out the corrupted Barisan Nasional (BN) Government which had been the ruling party since Merdeka in 1957.

As soon as PH won GE14, PH selected Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be their leader and automatically as the PM with the understanding that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would soon take over as PM.

Since Dr Mahathir had put Anwar in jail before for homosexual activities, he did not want Anwar to be PM. Moreover, he wanted his son, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to be PM.

On Feb 24, Dr Mahathir who then led BERSATU with 12 seats dropped out of PH. Without BERSATU, PH had only 101 MPs. As a result, PH lost control of the Government.

Assuming PH’s three component parties, namely PKR, DAP and AMANAH are still intact, PH has only 101 MPs, hence needs 10 more MPs to be able the form the new government.

I just watched a video speech by Tun Musa Hitam. He said many good things about Anwar. He said that Anwar should have been a PM long time ago because he has the necessary working experience and charisma. He can easily get people to co-operate with him.

Anwar launched my book 

In January 2021, Anwar launched my second book entitled New Road Map to A Developed Nation.

Briefly I mentioned in my second book is that at one time, Malaysia was one of the richest nations in the world. We were the largest producer of tin, rubber and palm oil in the world. Moreover, we have petroleum.

Yet we could not become a developed nation. Our neighbours – Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea – became developed nations. They do not even have timber to build their houses.

When the Government introduced the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1970, our gross domestic product (GDP) per capita was about the same as Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.

After 51 years, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea’s GDP per capita are four times, three times and two times our GDP per capita respectively.

The aim of the NEP policy to lift the economic status of the Bumiputera community was an excellent decision but its implementation was extremely bad. The political leaders abused their power.

They simply gave out multi billion ringgit contracts and concessions to their cronies without open competitive tenders to obtain the lowest prices. Our biggest culprit is corruption.

Shafie Apdal for DPM post?

A source said Anwar has offered Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal a Deputy PM post if he could bring eight Warisan MPs along with at least two MPs from Parti Pejuang Tanah Air, one from United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (UPKO) and two more from Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).

“He seems to be biting the bait as we know that calls have been made to support him as Deputy PM,” said the source.

A Deputy PM post is a big appointment for a party with only eight MPs.

Therefore, the King wanted to meet all political leaders today. I just saw a video showing the first leader to arrive at the Istana Negara was PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man at 1.45pm today.

All political leaders were going to Istana to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong with their lists of supporters. Soon we will see who will be appointed by the Agong to be the next PM.

By : Koon Yew Yin (A savvy investor and philanthropist) – FOCUS MALAYSIA

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