When commenting on his appointment as the new Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi put it well. He simply said, “It’s all God’s will,” which is so very true.
It was God’s will that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin successfully launched the attack on former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi soon after the 2008 General Election, banking on the possibility that this would make him the Deputy Prime Minister once Dato Sri Najib Razak took over.
It was God’s will that Pak Lah chose not to listen to me when I asked him to fight back and carry out real reforms for the country. If that had happened, Pak Lah would still be Prime Minister and Muhyiddin would still be in the Cabinet. Malaysia would also not have a RM42 billion debt to boot.
It was God’s will that former Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail remained loyal to Najib for so long. He would do almost anything for him, except that such loyalty does not count much in the court of the Emperor. Gani thought that by bending over backwards and forwards in handling Altantuya’s case to please the new strongman, he would be saved. It is God’s will that loyalty that is required in the court of the Emperor and his Empress must be absolute, and that if you are not “healthy” then you must go.
It is God’s will that Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal had to be sacked as Rural and Regional Development Minister because this will open a small window for Sabahans to vote Najib out of office. Former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Keruak and the Aman family are formidable, but Shafie can still shake things up in the Land Below the Wind. I just hope that it is also God’s will that he will now stand up and fight, not disappear meekly into the sunset.
It is God’s will that Johor will now have another political dissident in the form of Muhyiddin. I hope that he will also not just disappear quietly after Najib has handed him this humiliation. I hope he will fight back and leave something about his politics for us to remember.
Finally, it is God’s will that we still have a healthy Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to continue this fight. I would love to see the fall of Najib’s administration one day, so I too can tell Zahid Hamidi, “Yes, it is all God’s will.”