On Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was in a closed-door meeting with UMNO faithfuls in Janda Baik, Pahang. And he finally managed to pluck his nerve up to demand that the entire 1MDB board be sacked. If this is not done, he warned, UMNO run the risk of being booted out of Putrajaya come the next national polls.
A seven minute and four second video recording of his speech was leaked online.
Picture by Saw Siow Feng
Yesterday, Muhyiddin said he stood by his statement – although he clarified that it was his personal view only. The Sun reported that he too admitted that he had told the prime minister to sack the 1MDB board members (May 22, 2015, p 02).
What are you really saying, Muhyiddin? Prime Minister Najib Razak would have been involved in all the major decisions in 1MDB. How to sack 1MDB board members without having to sack Najib? Why won’t Muhyiddin directly ask Najib to take responsibility for the 1MDB fiasco and resign? Muhyiddin must know the buck stops with Najib.
I am sure Najib is pissed off with Muhyiddin. It is an indirect way of hitting out at Najib. But Najib will say nothing. Except maybe bellyache to wife Rosmah.
Without a doubt, Muhyiddin has pushed Najib into a tight corner. The noose is tightening and there is no escape. The die is cast.
I was at the Sunway University Toastmasters Club meeting last evening. I even delivered a CC speech #5. There were four good speeches but the evaluations were merely so-so. Still, it was a most enjoyable meeting. I daresay it was because Amanda Sonia was the Toastmaster-of-the-Evening! And my score for this meeting was a 7.5 over 10.