OPPOSITION in residence, the phrase used by the Facebooker* above to describe Dr Mahathir & The Rebels after this morning's press conference, reminds me of The Resident Evil. This science fiction action-horror series has seen five parts en route to the ultimate, The Resident Evil: Final Chapter, set for release Jan 2017. Like the movie, Dr M has starred in a series of upheavals and crises. Their latest alliance, forged formally during a hastily organised Press conference in Putrajaya at 10 this morning after months of, can be seen as a preview to Mahathir's Final Chapter.
|Shafie, Abang Din, Dr M, Ku Li, Sanusi, Ong Tee Keat
How will this chapter end? Your guess is as good as mine.
But one good thing did come out of this morning's Press conference, and that is both Muhyiddin Yassin and Shafie Afdal, dropped by Najib Razak in his last Cabinet reshuffle, have finally, after months of quiet suffering, come out in the open to oppose their former boss.
Najib himself told an aide this afternoon that he saw today's event at the Perdana Leadership Foundation as a blessing in disguise. For the first time Muhyiddin and Shafie Afdal (deputy president and vice president of UMNO, respectively) have officially broken ranks with the President. At least they are not hiding anymore, we know now who they're for and where they stand, he told the aide.
And that knowledge, Najib was said to have added, will guide him to do what we need to needs do next.
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