Hisham playing key role to keep Dr Mahathir as PM


Former Umno vice-president and Sembrong MP Hishammuddin Hussein denies being involved in a plot to oust DAP and Amanah from Pakatan Harapan. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 24, 2019.

FORMER Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein is trying to get at least 30 lawmakers from Umno and Barisan Nasional to support Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain as prime minister for the full term, said sources.

The Malaysian Insight learnt that the move started last year in order to stop PKR president Anwar Ibrahim from reaching Putrajaya as agreed and signed by Pakatan Harapan leaders on January 7, 2018.


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  • I changed my mind. This Tg Piai election, my vote will go to a non-PH/non-BN/non-PAS candidate if there is one.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • When you add up the numbers it does not come to 112 but only 94. I doubt that 30 out of 38 UMNO MPs will join Bersatu unless it is going to be a coalition of UMNO, PAS, Bersatu and 18 PKR dissident MPs. Still the numbers are short of 112. They need to get Warisan/Upko to support them and if not the GPS.Its a tall order for some like Hisham who is not an Umno warlord and with no strong grassroots support in UMNO.

    Posted 1 year ago by Gerard Lourdesamy

  • Nonsense. Of course he wish to just to save himself

    Posted 1 year ago by Penganalisa L

  • Who wrote this article? No name of author! He must be a hypocrite. Talking nonsense. Dr M has to go on his own will so as to maintain his good name as a noble and respectful stateman. His style and method d oesn't work effectively to today's problems.

    Posted 1 year ago by James Wong

  • This is a tale of treachery behind what was agreed in the PH coalition. We as Malaysian are not stupid. The old divide and rule, the race card and the devil behind it all is well known. Millions of Malays, Chinese, Indians and the indigenous community voted for Anwar Ibrahim simply because BN that was remodelled by Mahathir was oozing in corrupt practices. Billions of Malaysian dollars even before the Najib scandal was being channelled to the elite cronies of UMNO. As a result, millions supported financially and physically for PH to win. Now it looks like Hishamuddin will be welcomed into Bersatu with open arms. History is written in stone-we know what UMNO did to Malays who wanted to participate in governance as an opposition. The future is unknown. But the truth will prevail. Millions will move again using the electoral process to oust anyone who wants to
    create a dictatorship.

    Posted 1 year ago by Mariadass Ariokiasamy