PH divided from the day Bersatu came along, says Liew

Dr Mahathir Mohamad had even ordered his party to pull out of the coalition in 2017, unless the rest acceded to his wish to be named as the prime ministerial candidate

The Strange Case of Muhyiddin Yassin (Part II)

He was very friendly to me, as always. But I detected a change in his view. For him, if nothing was changed in Pakatan, then Bersatu would lose badly in the next general election. I gave him a counterview that Bersatu would be eaten up alive by UMNO and PAS in any form of Malay unity coalition, hence the best partner for Bersatu was DAP as there would be little competition in seats.

The Strange Case of Muhyiddin Yassin (Part I)

Muhyiddin was less ambitious at that time because he thought his party would still have to work with PAS whereas Dr Mahathir had discounted the Islamist party which he saw as nothing but Najib’s collaborator.

The insatiable Azmin was still pushing for the Muhyiddin-Azmin as PM-DPM but Muhyiddin was not involved.