Speculations on Hishammuddin ‘joining’ the other side first started swirling when he casually self-appointed himself to find Jho Low with the help of his connections in China. Along with this rumour, Hishammuddin recent not-so-likely move of going vacationing with PKR Deputy President, Azmin Ali together with their families had further raised eyebrows of many.
And more so, the viral photo which framed Azmin and Hishamuddin ‘locking grips’ as seen in the middle only goes to show there is something very fishy going on; especially at a time when the nation is going through a critical time politically.
These claims are further strengthened when Malaysia Indicator assess Hishammuddin’s move in his own party, UMNO.
Before the elections on May 9, the former Defence Minister still top the ranks, coming in at number 8 with 1,780 statements along with former Prime Minister, Najib Razak and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at number 1 and 2 respectively. However, after GE-14, while Najib and Zahid Hamidi still maintain their spots, Hishammuddin is nowhere to be found. Just as Salleh Keruak who was once a staunch supporter of Najib Razak, Hishamuddin chose to be less vocal in matters pertaining to UMNO after they had lost the elections.
Does his ‘silence’ in UMNO and sudden camaraderie with certain individual in the Pakatan Harapan coalition means he no longer in support of his own party, UMNO and that he is slowly calculating his move towards the other side?