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KUCHING, June 21: Political observer Datuk Peter Minos opines that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) will likely to break up due to the prime minister post issue.
According to Minos, there is no way that PH will go to the polls as one united team against the Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said, as long as Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim or Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad do not give way, an implosion in PH definitely will happen which would be the bonus to PN.
“Many in PKR will not forget the past of promises made that their boss Anwar will be the prime minister. The promises were broken, or more accurately, we subverted for all kind of reasons and they cannot take another promise.
“They just do not want to be bluffed and cheated again, come what may. They say enough is enough. If I am a PKR’s man, most probably I would think that way too,” he said in a statement today.
Minos pointed that if PH breaks up, it means there are three big groups that will be slogging it out in the coming general election, which is the PN plus groups under Muhyiddin, PKR under Anwar and PH under Dr Mahathir.
He said based on the speculation, there is a possibility that Anwar will not want to fight both PN and PH in the election, and will swallow his pride and, at the same time, team up with PN, specifically with the prime minister and the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu)’s group.
“This of course is possible if UMNO or Parti Islam Se Malaysian (PAS), together with Gombak MP Azmin Ali, and the groups in PN do not object. If PKR teams up with PN against PH, I predict that PH will and can kiss goodbye to any chance of victory.
“Even a united PH, with Dr Mahathir and Anwar together, will not be able to dislodge a now popular prime minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin), including the PN plus and Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS),” added Minos.
He explained that if the general election is held in October or November this year, as widely speculated, PN plus, GPS and Muhyiddin will see a bright day because many said that the prime minister had done a very good and fine job in handling the Covid-19 crisis.
At the same time, he said, the prime minister also went all out in helping the people and keeping the national economy afloat.
“Doing three things in one stroke truly shows his ability, effectiveness and good thinking. Malaysians appreciated that, and no matter how critical they are, they do quietly and grudgingly admire and respect the prime minister.
“Even the World Health Organization (WHO) commented with admiration that Malaysia was one of the top five nations in the world that is successful in handling the Covid-19 crisis.
“That speaks volumes of the quality of the current prime minister and the PN government under his leadership,” he added. –DayakDaily.