PPBM Internal Clash
The sacking of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his four supporters from PPBM has been making headlines in the media.
PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, made the resolution as the party could not be led by two leaders, stating that it has been difficult for him to make any decision.
Mahathir was strongly against the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government with Muhyiddin as the Prime Minister, which was formed during the 2020 Malaysian political crisis.
The former premier and his supporters sat at the opposition side of the Dewan Rakyat to show his disapproval towards Muhyiddin’s leadership.
Although the sacking had been made, Mahathir denied its legality, stating that the party would be sacking Muhyiddin instead, insisting that he is still the chairman of PPBM.
In addition, the internal conflict between Mahathir and Muhyiddin had made some media to compare the latter with Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Primarily, it was the alternative news portal Malaysia Chronicle, claimed that Muhyiddin is a power-hungry politician and is worse than Najib.
Nevertheless, the medium was not supporting Mahathir over the issue as its articles also portrayed the former premier in a negative light.
Mahathir was seen to be making the most statements on PPBM for the past week, followed by Muhyiddin.
On Mahathir’s side, Syed Saddiq was seen to be the one who defended the former premier, whereas PPBM secretary-general (disputed by Mahathir’s bloc) was active to protect Muhyiddin.
Interestingly, DAP’s Liew Chin Tong was also active in giving his opinion on the recent happenings in PPBM.
He was against the PN government, raising the concern over the resurgence of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Liew’s commentary was mostly published by The Malay Mail, instead of other popular alternative news portals, like MalaysiaKini and Free Malaysia Today.
On the other hand, Amanah’s Deputy President Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub, claimed that Pakatan Harapan has more support from the MPs compared to PN.