'PM8's Own Shocking Boasts Were Responsible For Talk Of A Royal Coup

This time, a voice resembling that of Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin is heard telling a group of people that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was in favour of retaining Mahathir as prime minister even in the event of a change of government.

The voice proposed a scenario whereby Mahathir would not resign but become the leader of a Perikatan Nasional-led government and that he (the voice) has already told Mahathir that he has consulted a former chief justice who advised that a resignation won’t be necessary.

“(He is) reimposing position but moving from Pakatan Harapan to Perikatan Nasional. Supposedly, that is. Perhaps it did not work out. That’s the situation,” the voice said in the audio clip posted last night.

The voice also supposedly claimed that the Agong had been informed of this plan on several occasions.

“The Agong’s sentiments, quote, unquote, he prefers this, what we are saying.

“He doesn’t get along (tak kena) with (PKR president) Anwar Ibrahim. He spoke frankly. Not that he wants to ‘sabotage’ him but he doesn’t like Anwar, if that is possible,” the voice said.

He also said a delegation of six people including himself was supposed to have an audience with the king at 6pm that day.

The five others were purported to be former PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, Warisan president Shafie Apdal, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Gabungan Parti Sarawak chairperson Abang Johari Tun Openg, and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

For the record, Warisan ultimately took sides with Harapan for the Sheraton Move that took place in late February.

The voice said the delegation would attempt to show the Agong that Mahathir has the support of 133 MPs to form a new government through statutory declarations (SDs).

“The SDs mainly state support for Mahathir and whatever. So Mahathir can form A or B if he says so. Whatever.

“It’s open-ended. We don’t say we support Anwar or whoever else. I think that is not relevant, Anwar is not on my book,” the voice said….

Malaysiakini has contacted Muhyiddin’s office, Bersatu supreme council members and the palace on the audio clip and is waiting for their response.


Our comment

In this recording, which he has failed to deny was his own voice, the yet to be confirmed ‘PM8′ brags he schemed with the Agong to prevent the leader designate, Anwar Ibrahim, from taking up the mandate granted by the electorate to transition into office.

It is a shocking claim by Muhyiddin, almost as shocking as the fake figures he appears to have later presented to the Agong alleging he had some kind of majority support amongst MPs.

The assertion he makes in the recorded meeting is that he had had several meetings with the Agong to progress a plan to overturn the government of the day by swapping the head of it over to lead the opposition – all because he claims the Agong ‘doesn’t like’ Anwar!

As all Malaysia knows, then PM7 refused to engage in such an outrageous betrayal of his party, the people and Malaysia’s parliamentary democracy, so Muhyiddin and Azmin went ahead with the coup themselves.

The worst of this was the tactic implied by Muhyiddin’s words, of using the alleged complicity of the Agong to encourage others to go against the people’s mandate.

UMNO’s leaders were always a given in this plot (along with PAS) to get themselves out of the clutches of the law. However, the coup masters needed an added prod to persuade the East Malaysian support they needed – and here they clearly brag they employed this use of the Agong.

So, no wonder some have called this a ‘royal coup’, because it is exactly what the new ‘PM8′ was telling people that it was. He should report to the palace to apologise and then resign.

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