“High Noon” in Malaysia – who will be left standing?


Its High Noon in Malaysia.

Who will be left standing after the political showdown in UMNO?

What is expected in the next few days will be played out in the next few hours.

A look at the front-page headlines of the mainstream media today shows that the Malaysian people are being prepared for this High Noon:

• STOP! – The Prime Minister’s Office urges everyone, including Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and members of the administration, to avoid commenting on the 1MDB issue. (New Straits Times)

• JANGAN KERUHKAN PERSEPSI RAKYAT – ISU 1MDB: MESEJ PEJABAT PERDANA MENTERI (Berita Harian);

• SEMUA DIMINTA BERTENANG (Utusan Malaysia);

• Be Patient, wait for report (Malay Mail); and

• PMO to DPM: Wait for the outcome (The Star).

It is not any Opposition Leader who is the target of these front-page headlines of the mainstream media, but none other than the Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy UMNO President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who as if in anticipation of the impending “High Noon”, made the fierty, but right and proper speech at UMNO Cheras AGM on Sunday night that the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must give satisfactory explanation about the Wall Street Journal report about RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal accounts in AmBank and most shocking of all, that no one in Cabinet really understood the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal, which Muhyiddin estimated would have mushroomed to be a scandal exceeding RM50 billion by now.

What was most eloquent about Muhyiddin’s speech was firstly, it was completely blacked out by the UMNO mouthpiece, Utusan Malaysia; secondly, the relegation to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to respond to Muhyiddin’s speech, reducing the Deputy Prime Minister’s position as the No. 2 man in the government to that of a mere departmental level.

Are Muhyiddin’s days, in fact, hours, numbered.

This is the ongoing drama of the most fractured UMNO and government in the nation’s history which is being played out now, with the sudden and surprise announcement by the Chief Secretary, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa about the termination of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s service as Attorney-General due to health reason and his immediate replacement by former Federal Court judge Mohamad Apandi Ali, and the surprise response of Gani to Malay Mail Online expressing ignorance over the termination of his service as Attorney-General.

Who else, in the most fractured UMNO and government in the nation’s history, are on the chopping block?

We are living in interesting and dangerous times.

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  1. #1 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 12:12 pm

    1. Muhyiddin’s mistake: He said the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must give satisfactory explanation about the Wall Street Journal report about RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal accounts.

    2. Gani’s mistake: Rew-Castle Brown said he (Gani) admitted to have seen documents regarding transfer of US$700 million into Najib’s personal account.

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 12:22 pm

    Just wait and see what Dr M and Muhyiddin’s Johor faithful followers will do.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 10:36 pm

    He should thank his lucky star: Kena kicked out WITHOUT black eye or eyes

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 10:38 pm

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 5:30 am

    He is smART, kwai kwai left d deputy post

    Learnt fr d other sacked deputy’s experience
    Certainly KNEW what could b done n HOW water-also-cannot-wash-clean nasty stuff could b linked 2 him
    IF he tries 2 b funny or resist
    As d saying goes: If U insist, I shall not resist

    Kwai kwai left, still got chance 2 b appointed as ambassador what n directors of gomen companies
    Jiak beh liao 1

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 5:31 am

    He is smART, kwai kwai left d deputy post

    Learnt fr d other sacked deputy’s experience
    Certainly KNEW what could b done n HOW water-also-cannot-wash-clean nasty stuff could b linked 2 him
    IF he tries 2 b funny or resist
    As d saying goes: If U insist, I shall not resist

    Kwai kwai left, still got chance 2 b appointed as [email protected] what n directors of gomen companies
    Jiak beh liao 1

  7. #7 by john on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 5:51 pm

    The no. 2 was just bidding for this moment – he had up the ante with his past ” actions, comments, remarks”, all gear towards becoming PM later, now.
    Same modus operandi by all these Bumno “stalwarts” ( learned from Mamak).

  8. #8 by good coolie on Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 12:19 am

    Why Burp just shot a deputy. One Malaysian Burp will hit the dust soon, hit by 47 bullets. Doc Holliday did not come to O.K. Corral (he fights from the shadows): So, he’s still standing! Tombstone residents (long suffering people) are losing billions.
    A dude just called Why Burp a liar. Why Burp stood up: “Are you calling me a liar?” he said. Everyone in Tombstone ran for cover.

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