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Is he even contemplating it?Remember, I bear no malicious intent when coming up with the heading for this posting; just asking the obvious question that RPK hasn't asked. Because if claims that the Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin wasn't with his boss on the 1MDB issue were true, then here's a chance for him to put the issue to rest once and for all. Muhyiddin is a Malay gentleman and a Malay gentleman does not walk away from a challenge, or a duel. In Malay, it's described as pantang dicabar.
What's Shafie waiting for?Same thing with Shafie Afdal, the UMNO vice president and Rural and Regional Development Minister, who was said to have been showing waning support for Najib Razak lately. Sources attributed this to a rumoured meeting between some political brokers and Shafie not too long ago, where they discussed the possibility of the Sabahan being made DPM in the event that Najib Razak steps down and Muhyiddin steps up as the new PM.
And not forgetting KJ, who may have gone off tangent when commenting on the 1MDB issue on more than a few occassions although, I must add, the UMNO Youth chief and Federal Youth and Sports Minister has been smart about it.
Based on history, I don't think Muhyiddin's loyalty is in question at all. Back in 2008, when Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's fall as PM had become imminent, Muhyiddin was offered - not once but twice - the seat of the UMNO presidency and (therefore) Malaysian premiership as the kingmakers weren't too happy with Najib's softly-softly approach with Pak Lah at the time. But Muhyiddin said NO to both offers to stab his tag team in the back. It's hard to imagine he'd change in such a short time. Unless, of course, there's a gun trained on his head.