YOURSAY | ‘Yesterday, it was Anwar, then Mahathir, now Muhyiddin. Who’s next?’
Kim Quek: Ex-PKR leader Azmin Ali’s absurd rationalisation of his betrayal of his former boss Anwar Ibrahim, his former party, and Pakatan Harapan has only further enhanced his image as a self-centred, deceitful, and treasonous politician who would pose an unacceptable risk to any political party he may try to associate with.
It is for this reason that Umno wouldn’t touch him with a 10-foot pole, and yet he has the cheek to say that he feels cosy working with Umno.
In hindsight, it may be a blessing in disguise that he has been off-loaded to Perikatan Nasional (PN) where he is now a hot potato.
Siva1967: Dear Azmin, you have failed to understand how you have come to where you are. It was the Keadilan cause that you had embraced when you decided to join the reformasi movement.
For years, you had been a loyal lieutenant to both Anwar and Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
After GE14, for reasons only known to then prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, he appointed you as cabinet minister knowing full well that you were caretaker MB in Selangor when you were already sworn in after winning the most seats at the Selangor State Assembly.
Federal power and your new-found “mentorship” had somewhat thrown you from the original reformasi agenda.
Weren’t you the one who insistently pushed for Mahathir to serve the full term as prime minister when clearly you were aware of the Harapan agreement for a transition of power albeit no date was set?
We were once very proud that in the event Anwar falls or becomes incapacitated, we have you to carry on with the reformasi agenda. You did very well as the MB of Selangor. Your all-inclusive approach was an act to be followed by any aspiring MP, MB, or PM.
That, I believe, you owe it to your upbringing in Gombak and the circle of friends at Setapak High. As a Setapakian myself, we know how the bond is within us regardless of race, religion, or the colour of our skins.
But you renegaded and now you are trying to ‘menegakkan benang yang basah’. You may talk ill of Anwar and his dream of becoming PM. There is nothing wrong with him yearning to be one. In fact, he would make a great PM.
You too had the potential of becoming PM one day, in fact, you could have been DPM in Anwar’s cabinet if you had not done the Si Kitol act.
You are now banking on Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to “lift” you up after you have taken a fall and a big gamble by working with the very people you have fought against for so long – Umno.
Muhyiddin himself is walking on thin ice and the two of you did not think deep enough before pulling off the Sheraton Move. Now the entire country is held ransom by unscrupulous politicians and they have an upper hand over you and Muhyiddin.
You and Muhyiddin basically handed back the country to the very thieves we had fought to save the country from.