From Lee Kee, via e-mail
ALL is not well within the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition parties as party warlords start consolidating their alignment with Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Coalition party leaders, especially those from the MCA, have started aligning themselves with the deputy BN chairman in anticipation of Muhyiddin’s expected rise.
“This buying of ‘political insurance’ is necessary following growing scandals and bumbling handling of issues by the Najib (Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak) administration ,” said a MCA little bird.
“Have you not noticed how deputy president Liow Tiong Lai and youth chief Wee Ka Siong are scrambling to be seen in the company of Muhyiddin as frequently as possible?
“Both of them actually have their own agenda but the pressing need is to prepare for Najib’s possible exit.
“As for president Dr Chua Soi Lek, it is a shoo-in. Chua’s long-standing political base in Johor has given him the edge in relations with Muhyiddin.
“Not only that. Chua also has strong ties with Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein, also another Johor-based politician.
“Much speculation has been posted in blogs regarding Chua-Hishammuddin’s ties linked to Ecovest top brass. Ecovest is diversified company with much business interest in Johor, especially in Iskandar,” said the MCA insider.
The party insider said the political development and efforts to be seen in the good books of Muhyiddin showed the trio were prepared to dump Najib and declare their support for the rise of the deputy premier.