Saturday, March 28, 2009
Najib, Pak Lah and Dr M together - what a coup!
It's certainly a massive coup. It brought the house down at the PWTC. Just barely 24 hours ago, Dr Mahathir Mohamad had snubbed the party but suddenly, today at around 11.30am, he decided to show up at the Umno general assembly. He cancelled a function involving a relative at the last minute surprising even his aides.
There was maximum impact as he walked in just as newly elected deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin was wrapping up his speech. Loud cheers greeted Dr Mahathir as he walked into the hall, proving that the man still enjoys the support of the delegates. It was certainly a great public relations exercise, whoever it was who engineered the entire show.
There is certainly much significance from today's drama. There is now a new Umno president and a new PM soon. It's time to end the feud between Dr M and Pak Lah. There was more - Dr M said he would be rejoining Umno. The guns would now be aimed at their common nemesis - Anwar Ibrahim. We can expect plenty of fireworks from now with the combined strength.